Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 8

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Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 8

Postby BleuPanda » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:39 pm

The rules are simple. After listening to each song, vote for your favorite in each match. The deadline to vote is Tuesday, January 23rd at 10 am CST.

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

Soulwax - NY Excuse
vs.
Arno - Les yeux de ma mere

Prefab Sprout - Faron Young
vs.
Aimee Mann - Deathly

Randy Crawford - One Day I'll Fly Away
vs.
Majical Cloudz - Childhood's End

Sonic Youth - Youth Against Fascism
vs.
The Monkees - Porpoise Song

Mississippi John Hurt - Frankie
vs.
Wallace Collection - Daydream

Chance the Rapper - Chain Smoker
vs.
Sleater-Kinney - Get Up

Sniff 'n' The Tears - Driver's Seat
vs.
The Velvet Underground - Stephanie Says

Python Lee Jackson - In a Broken Dream
vs.
Scritti Politti - The Word Girl




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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 8

Postby Bang Jan » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:57 pm

Pass

Aimee Mann - Deathly

Majical Cloudz - Childhood's End

The Monkees - Porpoise Song

Mississippi John Hurt - Frankie

Sleater-Kinney - Get Up

The Velvet Underground - Stephanie Says

Scritti Politti - The Word Girl
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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 8

Postby prosecutorgodot » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:36 am

Soulwax - NY Excuse
Aimee Mann - Deathly
Randy Crawford - One Day I'll Fly Away
Sonic Youth - Youth Against Fascism
Mississippi John Hurt - Frankie
Chance the Rapper - Chain Smoker
Sniff 'n' The Tears - Driver's Seat (TOUGH MATCH)
Python Lee Jackson - In a Broken Dream

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 8

Postby DaveC » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:07 am

Arno - Les yeux de ma mere

Prefab Sprout - Faron Young

Majical Cloudz - Childhood's End

Sonic Youth - Youth Against Fascism

Mississippi John Hurt - Frankie

Sleater-Kinney - Get Up

The Velvet Underground - Stephanie Says

Python Lee Jackson - In a Broken Dream

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 8

Postby bonnielaurel » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:58 pm

Arno - Les yeux de ma mere
Aimee Mann - Deathly
Randy Crawford - One Day I'll Fly Away
The Monkees - Porpoise Song
Wallace Collection - Daydream
Sleater-Kinney - Get Up
Sniff 'n' The Tears - Driver's Seat
Python Lee Jackson - In a Broken Dream
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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 8

Postby StevieFan13 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:13 pm

Arno - Les yeux de ma mere

Prefab Sprout - Faron Young

Randy Crawford - One Day I'll Fly Away

The Monkees - Porpoise Song

Wallace Collection - Daydream

Sleater-Kinney - Get Up

The Velvet Underground - Stephanie Says

Python Lee Jackson - In a Broken Dream
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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 8

Postby Neil » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:55 am

Arno - Les yeux de ma mere
Prefab Sprout - Faron Young
Randy Crawford - One Day I'll Fly Away
The Monkees - Porpoise Song
Wallace Collection - Daydream
Sleater-Kinney - Get Up
Sniff 'n' The Tears - Driver's Seat
Python Lee Jackson - In a Broken Dream

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 8

Postby Krurze » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:02 pm

Soulwax - NY Excuse
vs.
Arno - Les yeux de ma mere

Prefab Sprout - Faron Young
vs.
Aimee Mann - Deathly

Randy Crawford - One Day I'll Fly Away
vs.
Majical Cloudz - Childhood's End

Sonic Youth - Youth Against Fascism
vs.
The Monkees - Porpoise Song

Mississippi John Hurt - Frankie
vs.
Wallace Collection - Daydream

Chance the Rapper - Chain Smoker
vs.
Sleater-Kinney - Get Up

Sniff 'n' The Tears - Driver's Seat
vs.
The Velvet Underground - Stephanie Says

Python Lee Jackson - In a Broken Dream
vs.
Scritti Politti - The Word Girl

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 8

Postby Rob » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:39 pm

10. Soulwax - NY Excuse vs. 11. Arno - Les yeux de ma mere
Difficult matchup, but although Arno's singing is great, NY Excuse stays with me more.

9. Prefab Sprout - Faron Young vs. 1. Aimee Mann - Deathly
Never listened to Prefab Sprout before, but Faron Young is good fun. Deathy, though, is my own nomination and an emotional masterpiece that also happened to inspire one of the best movies of all time: Magnolia.

8. Randy Crawford - One Day I'll Fly Away vs. 5. Majical Cloudz - Childhood's End
Again a tight match. The suitably floating quality of the Crawford song is very welcome, but the dark atmosphere of Childhood's End just grabs me a little more.

12. Sonic Youth - Youth Against Fascism vs. 15. The Monkees - Porpoise Song
I know that Porpoise Song has some kind of status as a hidden classic, but I never liked it. It sounds overwrought, over-prettified and frankly duller than dishwater. Give me the kick of Sonic Youth over Porpoise Song any time, even if this isn't their best song either.

3. Mississippi John Hurt - Frankie vs. 2. Wallace Collection - Daydream
Another difficult one, because I have a soft spot for Mississippi John Hurt, but Daydream's first half is top 60's sound (the second half is good too, but more conventional).

13. Chance the Rapper - Chain Smoker vs. 14. Sleater-Kinney - Get Up
Sleater-Kinney is one of my top 10 bands, but The Hot Rock has always been the one album I couldn't get into and similarly I never got why Get Up was considered one of the standout songs of the band. So I'm voting for Chain Smoker here, although that is hardly a favorite of my either.

6. Sniff 'n' The Tears - Driver's Seat vs. 7. The Velvet Underground - Stephanie Says
Another tough one. Driver's Seat is an old favorite of mine and I can't vote against it, but Stephanie Says is very good too.

4. Python Lee Jackson - In a Broken Dream vs. 16. Scritti Politti - The Word Girl
A very easy one. The Word Girl is absolutely not my taste. In a Broken Dream on the other hand makes the best of Rod Stewart's great vocals.

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 8

Postby BleuPanda » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:41 pm

Soulwax - NY Excuse
Prefab Sprout - Faron Young
Majical Cloudz - Childhood's End
Sonic Youth - Youth Against Fascism
Mississippi John Hurt - Frankie
Chance the Rapper - Chain Smoker
The Velvet Underground - Stephanie Says
Python Lee Jackson - In a Broken Dream

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 8

Postby andyd1010 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:52 pm

Deathly and Faron Young are easily my two favorites in this group, so that's a tough matchup.

Soulwax - NY Excuse

Aimee Mann - Deathly

Randy Crawford - One Day I'll Fly Away

The Monkees - Porpoise Song

Wallace Collection - Daydream

Chance the Rapper - Chain Smoker

Sniff 'n' The Tears - Driver's Seat

Python Lee Jackson - In a Broken Dream

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 8

Postby jamieW » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:37 am

Quite a few artists this week that I've never understood the appeal of them...

Soulwax - NY Excuse 5
vs.
Arno - Les yeux de ma mere 6

Prefab Sprout - Faron Young 6
vs.
Aimee Mann - Deathly 5

Randy Crawford - One Day I'll Fly Away 6
vs.
Majical Cloudz - Childhood's End 6

Sonic Youth - Youth Against Fascism 6
vs.
The Monkees - Porpoise Song 7

Mississippi John Hurt - Frankie 8
vs.
Wallace Collection - Daydream 8

Chance the Rapper - Chain Smoker 5
vs.
Sleater-Kinney - Get Up 7

Sniff 'n' The Tears - Driver's Seat 10 One of the great, underrated songs of the seventies. Too bad it has to go up against a really good song by a forum favorite in the first round.
vs.
The Velvet Underground - Stephanie Says 7

Python Lee Jackson - In a Broken Dream 9 Maybe Rod's greatest vocal performance.
vs.
Scritti Politti - The Word Girl 5

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 8

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:27 pm

NY Excuse
Faron Young
One Day I'll Fly Away (this matchup is painfully close)
Youth Against Fascism
Frankie
Get Up
Driver's Seat
In a Broken Dream
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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 8

Postby EmilienDelRey » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:25 am

15. Soulwax - NY Excuse
vs.
16. Arno - Les yeux de ma mere

3. Prefab Sprout - Faron Young
vs.
9. Aimee Mann - Deathly

13. Randy Crawford - One Day I'll Fly Away
vs.
10. Majical Cloudz - Childhood's End

12. Sonic Youth - Youth Against Fascism
vs.
5. The Monkees - Porpoise Song

1. Mississippi John Hurt - Frankie
vs.
11. Wallace Collection - Daydream

4. Chance the Rapper - Chain Smoker
vs.
8. Sleater-Kinney - Get Up

6. Sniff 'n' The Tears - Driver's Seat
vs.
2. The Velvet Underground - Stephanie Says

14. Python Lee Jackson - In a Broken Dream
vs.
7. Scritti Politti - The Word Girl

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 8

Postby Henrik » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:32 am

Soulwax - NY Excuse
Aimee Mann - Deathly
Majical Cloudz - Childhood's End
Sonic Youth - Youth Against Fascism
Pass
Sleater-Kinney - Get Up
Sniff 'n' The Tears - Driver's Seat
Python Lee Jackson - In a Broken Dream
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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 8

Postby Romain » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:30 am

Arno - Les yeux de ma mère
Aimee Mann - Deathly
Majical Cloudz - Childhood's End
The Monkees - Porpoise Song
Wallace Collection - Daydream
Sleater-Kinney - Get Up
The Velvet Underground - Stephanie Says
Python Lee Jackson - In a Broken Dream

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 8

Postby Nassim » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:05 pm

The first 6 match ups are pretty fantastic, great picks AMers!

Soulwax - NY Excuse
Prefab Sprout - Faron Young
Majical Cloudz - Childhood's End
Sonic Youth - Youth Against Fascism
Pass, 2 great discoveries
Chance the Rapper - Chain Smoker (my 2 fav of the week, so I'm pretty ok with my pick losing... still, so much joy in that song)
Sniff 'n' The Tears - Driver's Seat
Python Lee Jackson - In a Broken Dream

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Round 1 Week 8

Postby BleuPanda » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:59 pm

Results

Soulwax - NY Excuse: 9
Arno - Les yeux de ma mere: 6

Prefab Sprout - Faron Young: 9
Aimee Mann - Deathly: 7

Randy Crawford - One Day I'll Fly Away: 6
Majical Cloudz - Childhood's End: 10

Sonic Youth - Youth Against Fascism: 7
The Monkees - Porpoise Song: 9

Mississippi John Hurt - Frankie: 8
Wallace Collection - Daydream: 6

Chance the Rapper - Chain Smoker: 6
Sleater-Kinney - Get Up: 10

Sniff 'n' the Tears - Driver's Seat: 10
The Velvet Underground - Stephanie Says: 6

Python Lee Jackson - In a Broken Dream: 14
Scritti Politti - The Word Girl: 2


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