Overlooked Songs 2: Final 8

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Overlooked Songs 2: Final 8

Post by BleuPanda » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:21 pm

The rules are simple. After listening to each song, vote for your favorite in each match. The deadline to vote is Thursday, March 22 at 10 am CST.

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


Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
vs.
Arctic Monkeys - 505

The Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town
vs.
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
vs.
Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

Nina Simone - Sinnerman
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Sniff n the Tears - Driver's Seat


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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Final 8

Post by StevieFan13 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:24 pm

Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
The Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town
Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
Nina Simone - Sinnerman
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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Final 8

Post by BleuPanda » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:39 pm

Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
The Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town
Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
Nina Simone - Sinnerman

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Post by Bang Jan » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:44 pm

Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)

The Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town

Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

Nina Simone - Sinnerman
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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Final 8

Post by Henrik » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:47 pm

6. Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
vs.
7. Arctic Monkeys - 505

8. The Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town
vs.
1. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

5. Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
vs.
3. Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

2. Nina Simone - Sinnerman
vs.
4. Sniff n the Tears - Driver's Seat

Great group! My own nomination (Driver's Seat) is just in the middle.
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Post by DaveC » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:17 pm

Arctic Monkeys - 505

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight

Nina Simone - Sinnerman

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Final 8

Post by Henry » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:40 pm

Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)


Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

Nina Simone - Sinnerman

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Post by ordinaryperson » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:05 am

Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
The Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town
Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
Nina Simone - Sinnerman
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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Final 8

Post by jamieW » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:27 am

Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) 7
vs.
Arctic Monkeys - 505 8

The Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town 7
vs.
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms 7

Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight 7
vs.
Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) 8

Nina Simone - Sinnerman 10
vs.
Sniff n the Tears - Driver's Seat 10

Driver's Seat has suddenly veered into the ditch ...

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Final 8

Post by Honorio » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:32 pm

[imgsize 350x274]https://68.media.tumblr.com/8a61ab30adf ... 1_1280.jpg[/imgsize]
3. Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
vs.
[imgsize 250x334]http://31.media.tumblr.com/2b9de2135761 ... o1_500.jpg[/imgsize]
8. Arctic Monkeys - 505

[imgsize 350x197]https://i.ytimg.com/vi/TJoaY6P5UJU/maxresdefault.jpg[/imgsize]
7. The Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town
vs.
[imgsize 300x300]https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e7/0c/f8 ... 5c5463.jpg[/imgsize]
4. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

[imgsize 350x197]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_fwHgd802KPU/T ... lbum04.jpg[/imgsize]
2. Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
vs.
[imgsize 350x262]https://i.ytimg.com/vi/dHLZGzfjjNw/maxresdefault.jpg[/imgsize]
5. Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

[imgsize 300x300]https://images.8tracks.com/cover/i/009/ ... pg&fit=max[/imgsize]
1. Nina Simone – Sinnerman
vs.
[imgsize 350x182]https://shimg.greatsong.net/share/pDb37/default.png[/imgsize]
6. Sniff 'n' the Tears - Drivers Seat

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Final 8

Post by woodymac » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:28 am

Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
The Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town
Richard And Linda Thompson - I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
Sniff 'n' The Tears - Driver's Seat
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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Final 8

Post by prosecutorgodot » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:44 am

All of the remaining songs are quite good, though none are personal favorites.

Song-by-Song Breakdown:

Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) - (8.0)
Great opener on an album. Glorious. Although the lyrics are not straightforward, I get the sense that Win Butler is feeling some very real emotions while singing. The instrumentation backs up the feeling. However, the song suffers outside the context of the album, if even just a little.

Arctic Monkeys - 505 - (7.5)
Early on in the tournament, I was really digging this song. Maybe because I've heard it so much for this tournament, it has dimmed on me slightly.

The Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town - (8.0)
Lyrics are kind of cheesy in 2018, but this is solid from a songwriting standpoint.

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms - (7.0)
I really want to get this song, but something is lost on me. One reason is that I don't like the vocals, which sound kind of cocky.

Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight - (7.5)
Very solid folky pop-rock tune. This would be a weird winner for this tournament, though.

Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) - (7.5)
Another song that has dimmed on me. The sparseness of the mix and repetition of parts of the song hurt it.

Nina Simone - Sinnerman - (7.5)
The first two minutes are incredible, possibly a perfect 10/10. However, the remaining eight minutes reveal way too much fat that needs to be trimmed off. It feels too loose. The concept is the highlight of the song for me.

Sniff n the Tears - Driver's Seat - (7.5)
I like this song, but it is not unique enough to warrant greatness.


Ranking:

Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
The Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town
Nina Simone - Sinnerman
Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight

Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
Arctic Monkeys - 505
Sniff n the Tears - Driver's Seat
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

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Post by bonnielaurel » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:58 pm

Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
Nina Simone - Sinnerman
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Post by andyd1010 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:35 pm

Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)

The Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town

Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight

Nina Simone - Sinnerman

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Post by antonius » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:16 pm

Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
Nina Simone - Sinnerman

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Final 8

Post by Rob » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:29 am

Nice, seven very good songs and Life in a Northern Town.

7. Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) vs. 5. Arctic Monkeys - 505

8. The Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town vs. 2. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

3. Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight vs. 4. Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

1. Nina Simone - Sinnerman vs. 6. Sniff n the Tears - Driver's Seat

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Post by Krurze » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:51 am

Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
vs.
Arctic Monkeys - 505

The Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town
vs.
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
vs.
Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

Nina Simone - Sinnerman
vs.
Sniff n the Tears - Driver's Seat

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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Final 8

Post by Romain » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:20 pm

Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
The Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town

Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
Nina Simone - Sinnerman

Nancy and Nina, two favorites.

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Post by EmilienDelRey » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:52 pm

Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)

The Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town

Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight

Nina Simone - Sinnerman

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Post by Neil » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:48 am

Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
Sniff n the Tears - Driver's Seat

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Post by luvulongTIM » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:13 am

Arctic Monkeys- 505
The Dream Academy- Life in a Northern Town
Nancy Sinatra- Bang Bang(My Baby Shot Me Down)
Sniff n the Tears- Drivers Seat
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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Final 8

Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:25 am

Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) (could probably go either way tbh)
Life in a Northern Town
I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
Driver's Seat
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Re: Overlooked Songs 2: Final 8

Post by BleuPanda » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:00 pm

Results

Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels): 17
Arctic Monkeys - 505: 4

The Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town: 12
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms: 9

Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight: 13
Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down): 8

Nina Simone - Sinnerman: 16
Sniff n the Tears - Driver's Seat: 5

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