2020 Songs So Far: Round 1.4

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2020 Songs So Far: Round 1.4

Post by Schüttelbirne » Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:19 pm

Welcome to the next round!

All you have to do is listen to the songs and vote for your favorite in the individual matchups.
You may only vote if you have actually heard all the songs in the matchup you're voting for.

The deadline is September 19th at 12:00 (UTC).

If you want to see the entire bracket, go to this post.

Here's this week's matchups:

1. Jessie Ware | Spotlight vs. Phoebe Bridgers | Kyoto
2. Lingua Ignota | O Ruthless Great Divine Director vs. HAIM | Gasoline
3. Dogleg | Ender vs. Mac Miller | Good News
4. Philip Glass & Paul Leonard-Morgan | Walk to School vs. Les amazones d‘afrique ft. Kandy Guira | Sisters
5. Zebra Katz | IN IN IN vs. Run the Jewels ft. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha | JU$T
6. Jessie Ware | Remember Where You Are vs. Waxahatchee | Ruby Falls
7. Katie Gately | Waltz vs. Aksak Maboul | Dramuscule
8. BTS | UGH! vs. The 1975 | If You‘re Too Shy (Let Me Know)

Here's the playlist:



Have fun!



We have a tie from last round!


Drive-By Truckers | Thoughts and Prayers vs. Khruangbin | So We Won‘t Forget: 7 - 7

The next vote by someone who didn't vote in this match-up decides!
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Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 1.4

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1. Jessie Ware | Spotlight vs. 4. Phoebe Bridgers | Kyoto
13. Lingua Ignota | O Ruthless Great Divine Director vs. 7. HAIM | Gasoline
9. Dogleg | Ender vs. 2. Mac Miller | Good News
5. Philip Glass & Paul Leonard-Morgan | 14. Walk to School vs. Les amazones d‘afrique ft. Kandy Guira | Sisters
16. Zebra Katz | IN IN IN vs. Run the Jewels ft. 10. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha | JU$T
3. Jessie Ware | Remember Where You Are vs. 8. Waxahatchee | Ruby Falls
11. Katie Gately | Waltz vs. 12. Aksak Maboul | Dramuscule
15. BTS | UGH! vs. 6. The 1975 | If You‘re Too Shy (Let Me Know)

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Post by jamieW » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:43 pm

1. Jessie Ware | Spotlight 8 vs. Phoebe Bridgers | Kyoto 6.5
2. Lingua Ignota | O Ruthless Great Divine Director 8 vs. HAIM | Gasoline 4
3. Dogleg | Ender 7 vs. Mac Miller | Good News 5
4. Philip Glass & Paul Leonard-Morgan | Walk to School 8.5 vs. Les amazones d‘afrique ft. Kandy Guira | Sisters 7.5
5. Zebra Katz | IN IN IN 6 vs. Run the Jewels ft. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha | JU$T 8
6. Jessie Ware | Remember Where You Are 6 vs. Waxahatchee | Ruby Falls 6
7. Katie Gately | Waltz 8.5 vs. Aksak Maboul | Dramuscule 6
8. BTS | UGH! 4 vs. The 1975 | If You‘re Too Shy (Let Me Know) 5

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Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 1.4

Post by Schüttelbirne » Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:39 pm

15 | Jessie Ware | Spotlight vs. 8 | Phoebe Bridgers | Kyoto
1 | Lingua Ignota | O Ruthless Great Divine Director vs. 14 | HAIM | Gasoline
7 | Dogleg | Ender vs. 5 | Mac Miller | Good News
11 | Philip Glass & Paul Leonard-Morgan | Walk to School vs. 6 | Les amazones d‘afrique ft. Kandy Guira | Sisters
4 | Zebra Katz | IN IN IN vs. 12 | Run the Jewels ft. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha | JU$T
13 | Jessie Ware | Remember Where You Are vs. 10 | Waxahatchee | Ruby Falls
3 | Katie Gately | Waltz vs. 2 | Aksak Maboul | Dramuscule
16 | BTS | UGH! vs. 9 | The 1975 | If You‘re Too Shy (Let Me Know)

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Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 1.4

Post by Edre Peraza » Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:36 pm

1. Phoebe Bridgers | Kyoto
2. Lingua Ignota | O Ruthless Great Divine Director
3. Mac Miller | Good News
4. Philip Glass & Paul Leonard-Morgan | Walk to School
5. Run the Jewels ft. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha | JU$T
6. Jessie Ware | Remember Where You Are
7. Katie Gately | Waltz
8. The 1975 | If You‘re Too Shy (Let Me Know)

Number 8 was hard because they were both my nominations, I really like that BTS song but wholeheartedly know that it will lose. The 1975 put out my fav album this year so i gotta go with that
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Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 1.4

Post by Honorio » Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:54 am



1. Jessie Ware | Spotlight vs. 2. Phoebe Bridgers | Kyoto
10. Lingua Ignota | O Ruthless Great Divine Director vs. 6. HAIM | Gasoline
14. Dogleg | Ender vs. 9 Mac Miller | Good News
5. Philip Glass & Paul Leonard-Morgan | Walk to School vs. 3.Les amazones d‘Afrique ft. Kandy Guira | Sisters
15. Zebra Katz | IN IN IN vs. 12. Run the Jewels ft. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha | JU$T
4. Jessie Ware | Remember Where You Are vs. 7. Waxahatchee | Ruby Falls
8. Katie Gately | Waltz vs. 11. Aksak Maboul | Dramuscule
16. BTS | UGH! vs. 13 The 1975 | If You‘re Too Shy (Let Me Know)

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Post by rumpdoll » Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:11 am

1. Jessie Ware | Spotlight vs. Phoebe Bridgers | Kyoto
2. Lingua Ignota | O Ruthless Great Divine Director vs. HAIM | Gasoline
3. Dogleg | Ender vs. Mac Miller | Good News
4. Philip Glass & Paul Leonard-Morgan | Walk to School vs. Les amazones d‘afrique ft. Kandy Guira | Sisters
5. Zebra Katz | IN IN IN vs. Run the Jewels ft. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha | JU$T
6. Jessie Ware | Remember Where You Are vs. Waxahatchee | Ruby Falls
7. Katie Gately | Waltz vs. Aksak Maboul | Dramuscule
8. BTS | UGH! vs. The 1975 | If You‘re Too Shy (Let Me Know)

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Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 1.4

Post by DaveC » Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:57 pm

1. Phoebe Bridgers | Kyoto
2. Lingua Ignota | O Ruthless Great Divine Director
3. Dogleg | Ender
4. Les amazones d‘afrique ft. Kandy Guira | Sisters
5. Zebra Katz | IN IN IN
6. Jessie Ware | Remember Where You Are
7. Katie Gately | Waltz
8. The 1975 | If You‘re Too Shy (Let Me Know)

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Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 1.4

Post by prosecutorgodot » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:08 am

Dang, frustrating matchups this week.

1. Jessie Ware | Spotlight
2. Lingua Ignota | O Ruthless Great Divine Director
3. Mac Miller | Good News
4. Les amazones d‘afrique ft. Kandy Guira | Sisters
5. Run the Jewels ft. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha | JU$T
6. Jessie Ware | Remember Where You Are
7. Aksak Maboul | Dramuscule
8. BTS | UGH!

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Post by LunarPiper » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:44 am

1. Jessie Ware | Spotlight
2. HAIM | Gasoline
3. Dogleg | Ender
4. Philip Glass & Paul Leonard-Morgan | Walk to School
5. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha | JU$T
6. Waxahatchee | Ruby Falls
7. Katie Gately | Waltz
8. The 1975 | If You‘re Too Shy (Let Me Know)

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Post by votingbloc » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:08 pm

Strong group of songs here, including my #1 and #2 nominations (Walk to School and JU$T). :D

1. Jessie Ware | Spotlight
2. HAIM | Gasoline
3. Mac Miller | Good News
4. Philip Glass & Paul Leonard-Morgan | Walk to School
5. Run the Jewels ft. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha | JU$T
6. Jessie Ware | Remember Where You Are
7. Katie Gately | Waltz
8. The 1975 | If You‘re Too Shy (Let Me Know)

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Post by Jackson » Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:21 am

Jessie Ware | Spotlight vs. Phoebe Bridgers | Kyoto
Lingua Ignota | O Ruthless Great Divine Director vs. HAIM | Gasoline
Dogleg | Ender vs. Mac Miller | Good News
Philip Glass & Paul Leonard-Morgan | Walk to School vs. Les amazones d‘afrique ft. Kandy Guira | Sisters
Zebra Katz | IN IN IN vs. Run the Jewels ft. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha | JU$T

Jessie Ware | Remember Where You Are vs. Waxahatchee | Ruby Falls
Katie Gately | Waltz vs. Aksak Maboul | Dramuscule
BTS | UGH! vs. The 1975 | If You‘re Too Shy (Let Me Know)

It's unfortunate the way the matchups worked out in this bunch. Kyoto would be a strong contender if it didn't draw such a tough first round matchup, and Dramuscule is one of the more fun discoveries of the poll so far to me with its early 80s-experimental vibes. The last matchup had my two least favorite songs of the week, but at least the BTS song is trying to be interesting (actually, the 1975 track is what I expected BTS to sound like).
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Post by acroamor » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:46 pm

1. Phoebe Bridgers | Kyoto
2. HAIM | Gasoline
3. Dogleg | Ender
4. Philip Glass & Paul Leonard-Morgan | Walk to School
5. Zebra Katz | IN IN IN
6. Waxahatchee | Ruby Falls
7. pass
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Post by Rdwdbob » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:55 pm

1. JESSIE WARE | SPOTLIGHT
2. HAIM | GASOLINE

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Post by Rdwdbob » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:08 pm

3. MAC MILLER | GOOD NEWS
4. LES AMAZONES D'AFRIQUE FT. KANDY GUIRA | SISTERS

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Post by Rdwdbob » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:09 pm

5. ZEBRA KATZ | IN IN IN
6. JESSIE WARE | REMEMBER WHERE YOU ARE

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Post by Rdwdbob » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:39 pm

7. AKSAK MABOUL | DRAMUSCULE
8. THE 1975 | IF YOU'RE TOO SHY (LET ME KNOW)

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Post by mileswide » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:45 pm

Awesomeness abounds this week- Ender, IN IN IN and Dramuscule especially were real finds (their placings in my ongoing and ever-evolving 2020 songs list are in brackets below). More like these, please!

16. Jessie Ware - Spotlight v. 8. Phoebe Bridgers - Kyoto (BU, around #481)
3. Lingua Ignota - O Ruthless Great Divine Director (#66) v. 13. HAIM - Gasoline
7. Dogleg - Ender (#191) v. 9. Mac Miller - Good News
10. Philip Glass & Paul-Leonard-Morgan - Walk to School v. 1. Les Amazones d'Afrique feat. Kandy Guira - Sisters (#1)
6. Zebra Katz - IN IN IN (apparently released last year but would've placed #138) v. 11. Run the Jewels feat. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha - JU$T
2. Jessie Ware - Remember Where You Are (#31) v. 15. Waxahatchee - Ruby Falls
5. Katie Gately - Waltz (#97) v. 4. Aksak Maboul - Dramuscule (#90)
12. BTS - UGH! v. 14. The 1975 - If You're Too Shy (Let Me Know)
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Post by Schüttelbirne » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:39 pm

About 19 hours left!

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Post by Schüttelbirne » Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:06 pm

14 voters this week. Thanks for the participation!

1. Jessie Ware | Spotlight wins over Phoebe Bridgers | Kyoto: 9 - 5
2. Lingua Ignota | O Ruthless Great Divine Director wins over HAIM | Gasoline: 8 - 6

5. Run the Jewels ft. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha | JU$T wins over Zebra Katz | IN IN IN: 9 - 5
6. Jessie Ware | Remember Where You Are wins over Waxahatchee | Ruby Falls: 10 - 4
7. Katie Gately | Waltz wins over Aksak Maboul | Dramuscule: 9 - 4
8. The 1975 | If You‘re Too Shy (Let Me Know) wins over BTS | UGH!: 9 - 4





We have two ties!

3. Dogleg | Ender vs. Mac Miller | Good News: 7 - 7
4. Philip Glass & Paul Leonard-Morgan | Walk to School vs. Les amazones d‘afrique ft. Kandy Guira | Sisters: 7 - 7


The next vote by someone who didn't vote in this match-up decides!

Next round up soon!

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Post by andyd1010 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:33 pm

mileswide wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:45 pm
16. Jessie Ware - Spotlight
2. Jessie Ware - Remember Where You Are
I would post that Nick Young meme here if I knew how.

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Post by mileswide » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:55 am

andyd1010 wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:33 pm
mileswide wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:45 pm
16. Jessie Ware - Spotlight
2. Jessie Ware - Remember Where You Are
I would post that Nick Young meme here if I knew how.
Can't say I know that meme, is it a variation of "Old Man yells at cloud"?
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Post by andyd1010 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:07 pm

mileswide wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:55 am
andyd1010 wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:33 pm
mileswide wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:45 pm
16. Jessie Ware - Spotlight
2. Jessie Ware - Remember Where You Are
I would post that Nick Young meme here if I knew how.
Can't say I know that meme, is it a variation of "Old Man yells at cloud"?
It's just a guy making a bewildered face. I love both of these songs and Spotlight is a SOTY contender for me, so it's surprising to see someone rank one so high and the other so low.

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Post by mileswide » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:33 pm

andyd1010 wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:07 pm
It's just a guy making a bewildered face. I love both of these songs and Spotlight is a SOTY contender for me, so it's surprising to see someone rank one so high and the other so low.
Haha, well, I find Spotlight to be lost in an ever-growing crowd of nu-disco* and I've always thought of Ware's voice as too plummy on many of her tracks. But every part of Remember Where You Are- the whistling strings in the intro, that laidback bassline, the cascading backup vocals- act like psychedelic soul balm for testing times, something the chorus vaguely alludes to ("The heart of the city is on fire!") Even Ware's own vocals fit the song perfectly, matching the production's sophistication and adding a dollop of playfulness into the bargain (love the call and response when she sings "You should let me save the day"). It's absolutely one of my most cherished songs of the year too, number 31 on my provisional list and I can see it rising. Excuse the life story, I hope you don't regret asking!

*Not a bad thing, just becoming this year's bandwagon. Possibly the first nu-disco song of 2020, Rina Sawayama's Comme des garçons, still hits every time though.
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Post by andyd1010 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:17 pm

Totally agree with the things you love about Remember Where You Are! I'm not a huge disco fan, but I have been really into the nu-disco movement this year.

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