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Overlooked Songs 2: Final 8

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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3. Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
vs.

8. Arctic Monkeys - 505


7. The Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town
vs.

4. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms


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

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


1. Nina Simone – Sinnerman
vs.

6. Sniff 'n' the Tears - Drivers Seat
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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