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Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 3, Part 1

Post by Holden » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:03 pm

Hello! After getting all the way down to 32 songs from 200, it's time to get down to our final 10. This will be done with a traditional tournament, single elimination, one-on-one, using our 32 remaining songs. I have seeded them randomly. We will do a do a standard tournament until we have 8 left, and then I will post a place to vote to save two of the 24 losers for the final round.

Here are this weeks match-ups! Select one song from each pair below as your favorite. You have one week from the time of this post, or September 2.

1. Robyn | Dancing On My Own vs. Arcade Fire | Reflektor
2. Frank Ocean | Pyramids vs. David Bowie | Lazarus
3. Grimes | Oblivion vs. Kanye West feat. Pusha T | Runaway
4. Arctic Monkeys | Do I Wanna Know? vs. Grimes | REALiTi
5. Arcade Fire | The Suburbs vs. Courtney Barnett | Avant Gardener
6. David Bowie | Blackstar vs. Phoebe Bridgers | Motion Sickness
7. Solange | Cranes in the Sky vs. Lorde | Green Light
8. The National | Bloodbuzz Ohio vs. Sharon Van Etten | Seventeen

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The final 32 songs!
1 | Robyn | Dancing On My Own | 2010
2 | Grimes | Oblivion | 2012
3 | Lana Del Rey | Video Games | 2011
6 | Kanye West feat. Pusha T | Runaway | 2010
8 | M83 | Midnight City | 2011
10 | Frank Ocean | Pyramids | 2012
15 | Azealia Banks | 212 | 2011
16 | LCD Soundsystem | Dance Yrself Clean | 2010
17 | Solange | Cranes in the Sky | 2016
18 | Frank Ocean | Thinkin Bout You | 2012
19 | Tame Impala | Let It Happen | 2015
21 | Adele | Rolling in the Deep | 2010
32 | David Bowie | Blackstar | 2015
38 | Lorde | Green Light | 2017
40 | Arctic Monkeys | Do I Wanna Know? | 2013
41 | Sia | Chandelier | 2014
42 | Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) | 2010
50 | Arcade Fire | The Suburbs | 2010
60 | FKA twigs | Cellophane | 2019
62 | Arcade Fire | Reflektor | 2013
63 | The National | Bloodbuzz Ohio | 2010
65 | Kendrick Lamar | King Kunta | 2015
68 | Phoebe Bridgers | Motion Sickness | 2017
70 | Sharon Van Etten | Seventeen | 2019
77 | Courtney Barnett | Pedestrian at Best | 2015
78 | David Bowie | Lazarus | 2015
79 | Kanye West | Power | 2010
98 | The Black Keys | Lonely Boy | 2011
141 | Courtney Barnett | Avant Gardener | 2013
176 | Vampire Weekend | Diane Young | 2013
184 | Grimes | REALiTi | 2015
186 | David Bowie | I Can't Give Everything Away | 2016
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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 3, Part 1

Post by Holden » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:04 pm

1. Arcade Fire | Reflektor
2. David Bowie | Lazarus
3. Grimes | Oblivion
4. Arctic Monkeys | Do I Wanna Know?
5. Courtney Barnett | Avant Gardener
6. Phoebe Bridgers | Motion Sickness
7. Lorde | Green Light
8. Sharon Van Etten | Seventeen
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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 3, Part 1

Post by acroamor » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:07 pm

1. Arcade Fire | Reflektor
2. Frank Ocean | Pyramids
3. Kanye West feat. Pusha T | Runaway
4. Grimes | REALiTi
5. Courtney Barnett | Avant Gardener
6. Phoebe Bridgers | Motion Sickness
7. Solange | Cranes in the Sky
8. Sharon Van Etten | Seventeen

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Post by Elder » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:18 pm

1. Robyn | Dancing On My Own
2. Frank Ocean | Pyramids
3. Grimes | Oblivion
4. Grimes | REALiTi
5. Courtney Barnett | Avant Gardener
6. David Bowie | Blackstar
7. Solange | Cranes in the Sky
8. Sharon Van Etten | Seventeen
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Post by Schüttelbirne » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:25 pm

All of these are pretty strong.

8 | Robyn | Dancing On My Own vs. 13 | Arcade Fire | Reflektor
5 | Frank Ocean | Pyramids vs. 2 | David Bowie | Lazarus
16 | Grimes | Oblivion vs. 11 | Kanye West feat. Pusha T | Runaway
10 | Arctic Monkeys | Do I Wanna Know? vs. 15 | Grimes | REALiTi
3 | Arcade Fire | The Suburbs vs. 14 | Courtney Barnett | Avant Gardener
9 | David Bowie | Blackstar vs. 12 | Phoebe Bridgers | Motion Sickness
7 | Solange | Cranes in the Sky vs. 6 | Lorde | Green Light
1 | The National | Bloodbuzz Ohio vs. 4 | Sharon Van Etten | Seventeen
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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 3, Part 1

Post by jamieW » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:53 pm

1. Arcade Fire | Reflektor
2. David Bowie | Lazarus (Absolutely brutal match up.)
3. Grimes | Oblivion
4. Grimes | REALiTi
5. Arcade Fire | The Suburbs
6. David Bowie | Blackstar
7. Lorde | Green Light
8. Sharon Van Etten | Seventeen

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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 3, Part 1

Post by FrankLotion » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:25 pm

1. Arcade Fire | Reflektor
2. Frank Ocean | Pyramids
3. Kanye West feat. Pusha T | Runaway
4. Arctic Monkeys | Do I Wanna Know?
5. Arcade Fire | The Suburbs
6. Phoebe Bridgers | Motion Sickness
7. Solange | Cranes in the Sky
8. The National | Bloodbuzz Ohio

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Post by Nick » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:02 pm

1. Robyn | Dancing On My Own
2. Frank Ocean | Pyramids
3. Kanye West feat. Pusha T | Runaway
4. Arctic Monkeys | Do I Wanna Know?
5. Courtney Barnett | Avant Gardener
6. David Bowie | Blackstar
7. Solange | Cranes in the Sky
8. Sharon Van Etten | Seventeen

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Post by DaveC » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:04 pm

1. Robyn | Dancing On My Own
2. David Bowie | Lazarus
3. Kanye West feat. Pusha T | Runaway
4. Grimes | REALiTi
5. Arcade Fire | The Suburbs
6. David Bowie | Blackstar
7. Solange | Cranes in the Sky
8. The National | Bloodbuzz Ohio

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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 3, Part 1

Post by Rocky Raccoon » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:26 pm

My ranking for the songs in parenthesis
1. Arcade Fire | Reflektor (NR vs. NR)
2. David Bowie | Lazarus (129 vs. 216)
3. Kanye West feat. Pusha T | Runaway (1 vs. NR)
4. Arctic Monkeys | Do I Wanna Know? (109 vs. NR)
5. Arcade Fire | The Suburbs (24 vs. NR)
6. David Bowie | Blackstar (214 vs. NR)
7. Solange | Cranes in the Sky (12 vs. 19) Ouch!
8. The National | Bloodbuzz Ohio (84 vs. 147)

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Post by Honorio » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:32 pm



6. Robyn | Dancing on My Own vs. 9. Arcade Fire | Reflektor
8. Frank Ocean | Pyramids vs. 1. David Bowie | Lazarus
13. Grimes | Oblivion vs. 3. Kanye West feat. Pusha T | Runaway
5. Arctic Monkeys | Do I Wanna Know? vs. 7. Grimes | REALiTi
11. Arcade Fire | The Suburbs vs. 16. Courtney Barnett | Avant Gardener
4. David Bowie | Blackstar vs. 12. Phoebe Bridgers | Motion Sickness
14. Solange | Cranes in the Sky vs. 15. Lorde | Green Light
2. The National | Bloodbuzz Ohio vs. 10. Sharon Van Etten | Seventeen

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Post by andyd1010 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:36 am

I really like all 16.

9. Robyn | Dancing On My Own vs. 1. Arcade Fire | Reflektor
13. Frank Ocean | Pyramids vs. 6. David Bowie | Lazarus
8. Grimes | Oblivion vs. 4. Kanye West feat. Pusha T | Runaway
10. Arctic Monkeys | Do I Wanna Know? vs. 16. Grimes | REALiTi
5. Arcade Fire | The Suburbs vs. 12. Courtney Barnett | Avant Gardener
11. David Bowie | Blackstar vs. 15. Phoebe Bridgers | Motion Sickness
14. Solange | Cranes in the Sky vs. 2. Lorde | Green Light
3. The National | Bloodbuzz Ohio vs. 7. Sharon Van Etten | Seventeen

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Post by Jackson » Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:09 am

5. Robyn | Dancing On My Own vs. 11. Arcade Fire | Reflektor
9. Frank Ocean | Pyramids vs. 7. David Bowie | Lazarus
1. Grimes | Oblivion vs. 14. Kanye West feat. Pusha T | Runaway
4. Arctic Monkeys | Do I Wanna Know? vs. 2. Grimes | REALiTi
13. Arcade Fire | The Suburbs vs. 3. Courtney Barnett | Avant Gardener
6. David Bowie | Blackstar vs. 15. Phoebe Bridgers | Motion Sickness
8. Solange | Cranes in the Sky vs. 12. Lorde | Green Light
16. The National | Bloodbuzz Ohio vs. 10. Sharon Van Etten | Seventeen

No bad songs in the bunch, and some heavyweight matchups.

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Post by Gillingham » Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:50 am

1. Robyn | Dancing On My Own vs. Arcade Fire | Reflektor
2. Frank Ocean | Pyramids vs. David Bowie | Lazarus
3. Grimes | Oblivion vs. Kanye West feat. Pusha T | Runaway
4. Arctic Monkeys | Do I Wanna Know? vs. Grimes | REALiTi
5. Arcade Fire | The Suburbs vs. Courtney Barnett | Avant Gardener
6. David Bowie | Blackstar vs. Phoebe Bridgers | Motion Sickness
7. Solange | Cranes in the Sky vs. Lorde | Green Light
8. The National | Bloodbuzz Ohio vs. Sharon Van Etten | Seventeen

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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 3, Part 1

Post by Romain » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:53 am

1. Arcade Fire | Reflektor
2. David Bowie | Lazarus
3. Grimes | Oblivion
4. Arctic Monkeys | Do I Wanna Know?
5. Arcade Fire | The Suburbs
6. David Bowie | Blackstar
7. Pass.
8. Sharon Van Etten | Seventeen

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Post by Madzong » Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:12 am

1. Arcade Fire | Reflektor
2. David Bowie | Lazarus
3. Pass
4. Arctic Monkeys | Do I Wanna Know?
5. Arcade Fire | The Suburbs
6. David Bowie | Blackstar
7. Lorde | Green Light
8. The National | Bloodbuzz Ohio
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Post by Akhenaten » Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:48 am

1. Arcade Fire | Reflektor
2. David Bowie | Lazarus
3. Grimes | Oblivion
4. Arctic Monkeys | Do I Wanna Know?
5. Courtney Barnett | Avant Gardener
6. David Bowie | Blackstar
7. Lorde | Green Light
8. Sharon Van Etten | Seventeen
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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 3, Part 1

Post by Krurze » Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:13 am

Robyn
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Post by Neil » Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:01 pm

1. Robyn | Dancing On My Own
2. Frank Ocean | Pyramids
3. Grimes | Oblivion
4. Grimes | REALiTi
5. Courtney Barnett | Avant Gardener
6. Phoebe Bridgers | Motion Sickness
7. Solange | Cranes in the Sky
8. The National | Bloodbuzz Ohio

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Post by mileswide » Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:35 pm

10. Robyn - Dancing on My Own v. 2. Arcade Fire - Reflektor
11. Frank Ocean - Pyramids v. 3. David Bowie - Lazarus
4. Grimes - Oblivion v. 9. Kanye West feat. Pusha T - Runaway
7. Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know? v. 16. Grimes - REALiTi
6. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs v. 12. Courtney Barnett - Avant Gardener
5. David Bowie - ★ v. 8. Phoebe Bridgers - Motion Sickness
1. Solange - Cranes in the Sky v. 13. Lorde - Green Light
15. The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio v. 14. Sharon Van Etten - Seventeen
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Post by LunarPiper » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:53 pm

1. Robyn | Dancing On My Own
2. Frank Ocean | Pyramids
3. Grimes | Oblivion
4. Grimes | REALiTi
5. Arcade Fire | The Suburbs
6. David Bowie | Blackstar
7. Lorde | Green Light
8. Sharon Van Etten | Seventeen

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Post by SL3 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:42 pm

1. Robyn | Dancing On My Own
2. David Bowie | Lazarus
3. Grimes | Oblivion
4. Grimes | REALiTi
5. Courtney Barnett | Avant Gardener
6. Phoebe Bridgers | Motion Sickness
7. Solange | Cranes in the Sky
8. The National | Bloodbuzz Ohio

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Post by Holden » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:54 pm

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Post by Holden » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:44 pm

Alright, our winners for this round:

1. Robyn | Dancing On My Own vs. Arcade Fire | Reflektor (10-11)
2. Frank Ocean | Pyramids vs. David Bowie | Lazarus (7-14)
3. Grimes | Oblivion vs. Kanye West feat. Pusha T | Runaway (12-8)
4. Arctic Monkeys | Do I Wanna Know? vs. Grimes | REALiTi (11-9)
5. Arcade Fire | The Suburbs vs. Courtney Barnett | Avant Gardener (12-9)
6. David Bowie | Blackstar vs. Phoebe Bridgers | Motion Sickness (13-7)
7. Solange | Cranes in the Sky vs. Lorde | Green Light (12-8)
8. The National | Bloodbuzz Ohio vs. Sharon Van Etten | Seventeen (10-11)

A suprising number of these (Matchups 1, 3, 7 and 8) go against the Decade poll! Thanks for participating, see you soon for next round!
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Post by andyd1010 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:23 pm

Wow! Bloodbuzz Ohio was on such a hot streak.

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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 3, Part 1

Post by Jackson » Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:47 am

A lot of those are quite surprising! I'd throw in 4 as another surprise in addition to the ones you mentioned, plus Lazarus vs. Pyramids being such a blowout.

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Post by Holden » Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:11 am

Jackson wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:47 am
A lot of those are quite surprising! I'd throw in 4 as another surprise in addition to the ones you mentioned, plus Lazarus vs. Pyramids being such a blowout.
Honestly I am always surprised how much this forum likes Arctic Monkeys, (who I love) but also I’m not as enamored with Grimes as a lot of forum members.
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