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The rules are simple: vote for your favorite in each match below. The winner will move to the next round. The deadline to vote is Thursday, April 14th at 8 P.M. CST. Please listen to these tracks again before voting!


Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room
vs.
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'
vs.
OutKast - Gasoline Dreams

Joy Division - Day of the Lords
vs.
Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
vs.
The Beatles - Think for Yourself

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader
vs.
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor

Radiohead - Videotape
vs.
Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love

Talking Heads - The Great Curve
vs.
John Coltrane - Resolution

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
vs.
Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider



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1. LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
2. Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room
3. Talking Heads - The Great Curve
4. Joy Division - Day of the Lords
5. Radiohead - Videotape
6. Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
7. The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
8. Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus
9. OutKast - Gasoline Dreams
10. Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'
11. Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider
12. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor
13. Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love
14. Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader
15. John Coltrane - Resolution
16. The Beatles - Think for Yourself
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Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room
vs.
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'
vs.
OutKast - Gasoline Dreams

Joy Division - Day of the Lords
vs.
Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
vs.
The Beatles - Think for Yourself

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader
vs.
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor

Radiohead - Videotape
vs.
Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love

Talking Heads - The Great Curve

vs.
John Coltrane - Resolution

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
vs.
Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider
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Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room

Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'

Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus

The Beatles - Think for Yourself

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader

Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love

Talking Heads - The Great Curve

Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider
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Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room
vs.
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

LCD Soundsystem sounds kind of cheesy with this track, unfortunately. I like the rest of the album, but Bruce Springsteen can easily beat out this one.

Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'
vs.
OutKast - Gasoline Dreams

The Dusty Springfield track is, IMO, the most boring of all this week. Outkast is better than I remember it to be, and hence it wins.

Joy Division - Day of the Lords
vs.
Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus

A close matchup.

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
vs.
The Beatles - Think for Yourself

The first one plays out like a nursery rhyme to me.

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader
vs.
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor

The closest match-up this week. Kind of Blue would easily blow Psychocandy out of the water as an album, but out of context, Freddie Freeloader sounds very empty.

Radiohead - Videotape
vs.
Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love

It's been a long time since I listened to In Rainbows. I think I remembered it being more impressive, honestly.

Talking Heads - The Great Curve
vs.
John Coltrane - Resolution

Another tough match-up. I like the Talking Heads, but this is not their best, while Coltrane is at the top of his game here.

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
vs.
Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider

Pink Floyd's track sounds like it's going nowhere, for no reason. It's not bad, but it sounds more like it's designed to impress. On the other hand, nearly every song on Astral Weeks is near perfect.
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Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room
Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'
Joy Division - Day of the Lords
The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor
Radiohead - Videotape
Talking Heads - The Great Curve
Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
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LCD soundsytem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'
Joy Division - Day of the Lords
The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor
Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love
Talking Heads - The Great Curve
Pink Floyd - Brain Damage

Except for the Hendrix/Radiohead match, all easy choices.
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The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
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The Beatles - Think for Yourself
I feel like that
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Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room
vs.
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'
vs.
OutKast - Gasoline Dreams

Joy Division - Day of the Lords
vs.
Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
vs.
The Beatles - Think for Yourself

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader
vs.
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor

Radiohead - Videotape
vs.
Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love

Talking Heads - The Great Curve
vs.
John Coltrane - Resolution

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
vs.
Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider
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1. LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
2. Radiohead - Videotape
3. Joy Division - Day of the Lords
4. Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
5. The Beatles - Think for Yourself
6. Talking Heads - The Great Curve
7. Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love
8. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor
9. Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider
10. OutKast - Gasoline Dreams
11. Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room
12. Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader
13. The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
14. Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus
15. John Coltrane - Resolution
16. Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'
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Candy's Room - Man, that was brutal. But Bruce still wins pretty easily.
Gasoline Dreams
Day of the Lords
Fixing a Hole
Freddie Freeloader
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The Great Curve
Brain Damage
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Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room

OutKast - Gasoline Dreams

Joy Division - Day of the Lords

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole

The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor

Radiohead - Videotape

Talking Heads - The Great Curve

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
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LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

OutKast - Gasoline Dreams

Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader

Radiohead - Videotape

John Coltrane - Resolution

Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider
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Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room
vs.
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'
vs.
OutKast - Gasoline Dreams

Joy Division - Day of the Lords
vs.
Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
vs.
The Beatles - Think for Yourself

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader
vs.
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor

Radiohead - Videotape
vs.
Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love

Talking Heads - The Great Curve
vs.
John Coltrane - Resolution

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
vs.
Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider
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Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room
OutKast - Gasoline Dreams
Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus
The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader
Radiohead - Videotape
John Coltrane - Resolution
Pink Floyd - Brain Damage

Song I most wish I could've voted for: Joy Division - Day of the Lords
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Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room (my #2 song on week 5)
vs.
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down (my #5 on week 4)

Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin' (my #4 on week 5)
vs.
OutKast - Gasoline Dreams (my #16 on week 4)

Joy Division - Day of the Lords (my #11 on week 5)
vs.
Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus (my #11 on week 4)

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole (my #12 on week 5)
vs.
The Beatles - Think for Yourself (my #2 on week 4)

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader (my #7 on week 6)
vs.
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor (my #16 on week 3)

Radiohead - Videotape (my #14 on week 6)
vs.
Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love (my #6 on week 3)

Talking Heads - The Great Curve (my #2 on week 6)
vs.
John Coltrane - Resolution (my #9 on week 3)

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage (my #11 on week 6)
vs.
Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider (my #3 on week 3)
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Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room
vs.
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'
vs.
OutKast - Gasoline Dreams

Joy Division - Day of the Lords
vs.
Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
vs.
The Beatles - Think for Yourself

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader
vs.
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor

Radiohead - Videotape
vs.
Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love

Talking Heads - The Great Curve
vs.
John Coltrane - Resolution

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
vs.
Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider

Lots of really close choices this week!
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LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'

Joy Division - Day of the Lords

The Beatles - Think for Yourself

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader

Radiohead - Videotape

Talking Heads - The Great Curve

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
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New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

I really like the lyrics of this one.


Just a Little Lovin

As much as I absolutely love Outkast, I liked the vocals and tone of this song better.


Day of the Lords

Still not too much of a Wu-Tang fan.


Fixing a Hole

This song never fails to put me in a good mood.


Freddie Freeloader

Miles is my favorite jazz artist. Even if they're instrumental tracks, I like his instrumentals.


Videotape

Can't go wrong with Radiohead.


The Great Curve

This matchup was just horrendous! I had to pick between two tracks basically on the same level, but great in different ways. I had to resort to Talking Heads because it was catchier.


Brain Damage

"Brain Damage" is not invincible in this competition, but it's pretty close. I see a clear cut path to the round of 16, at least for me.
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Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room

Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'

Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader

Radiohead - Videotape

Talking Heads - The Great Curve

Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider
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LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
OutKast - Gasoline Dreams
Joy Division - Day of the Lords
The Beatles - Fixing a Hole
Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader
Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love
John Coltrane - Resolution
Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
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A bit less than 12 hours to vote
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LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

OutKast - Gasoline Dreams

Joy Division - Day of the Lords
Shame on a Nigga, Clan in da Front, Wu Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing to F Wit'and especially Da Mystery of Chessboxin' would have been no brainers so I'd call that a miscasting !

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole

Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love

Talking Heads - The Great Curve

Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider
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Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room
vs.
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'
vs.
OutKast - Gasoline Dreams

Joy Division - Day of the Lords
vs.
Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole

vs.
The Beatles - Think for Yourself

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader
vs.
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor

Radiohead - Videotape
vs.
Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love

Talking Heads - The Great Curve

vs.
John Coltrane - Resolution

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
vs.
Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider
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New York, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down (this matchup is too good for the round of 64)
Just a Little Lovin'
Bring Da Ruckus
Think for Yourself
Freddie Freeloaded
May This Be Love
The Great Curve (this matchup is WAY too good for the round of 64)
Brain Damage
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Final Results:
Bruce Springsteen - Candy's Room: 10
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down: 12

Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin': 10
OutKast - Gasoline Dreams: 12

Joy Division - Day of the Lords: 15
Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus: 7

The Beatles - Fixing a Hole: 16
The Beatles: Think for Yourself: 7

Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader: 13
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste the Floor: 8

Radiohead - Videotape: 14
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - May This Be Love: 8

Talking Heads - The Great Curve: 16

John Coltrane - Resolutions: 6

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage: 15
Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider: 7
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