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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, June 9th at 8 P.M. CST. Please listen to these tracks again before voting!

Bracket:
http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=463384

Stevie Wonder - Visions
vs.
Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls

Talking Heads - The Great Curve
vs.
Portishead - Mysterons

Discussion Time!
Which eligible song do you most wish was in this tournament?

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Climbing Up the Walls
The Great Curve


I'll be surprised if anything but The Great Curve takes this.

I mentioned this before, but there are two songs from Illinois that I would take over pretty much every song featured in this tournament; The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades and They Are Night Zombies. The Predatory Wasp especially; I consider it a centerpiece of the album.
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Stevie Wonder - Visions
Portishead - Mysterons

I really wish I had been quicker with my nom so I could have gotten Song for the Asking from Bridge Over Troubled Water in.
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3 of my 4 favorites from this game are still alive, what an unusual twist.

Visions
The Great Curve
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Stevie Wonder - Visions
Portishead - Mysterons

I think "Crown of Love" or "In the Backseat" would have done well, but I thought all of the choices were good.
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I choose Radiohead and Talking Heads.

Discussion: I'm a noob, I don't really know B-Sides.
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Stevie Wonder - Visions


Talking Heads - The Great Curve
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Visions
The Great Curve
"The first word in this song is discorporate. It means to leave your body."
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Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls
Talking Heads - The Great Curve
BleuPanda wrote: Discussion Time!
Which eligible song do you most wish was in this tournament?
I'll join you BP, The Predatory Wasp is one of my favorite songs of all time, and They Are Night Zombies is in my top 500.
And I'll also join DaveC for In The Backseat, on my top 100 of all time.
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Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls

Portishead - Mysterons
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Climbing Up the Walls
The Great Curve
" Ah, yes! Our meager restitution"
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Climbing Up the Walls

The Great Curve

I confess I'm not a particularly huge fan of any of the remaining songs. Of the songs I voted for in the quarters, only Radiohead survived (really, really hoped Jeff Buckley would make it), and "CUtW" is far from my favorite track on OKC.
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Stevie Wonder - Visions
vs.
Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls

Talking Heads - The Great Curve
vs.
Portishead - Mysterons
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Four good songs. A pleasure to choose between these four songs.

Stevie Wonder - Visions

Portishead - Mysterons
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Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls
Talking Heads - The Great Curve
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Visions
The Great Curve
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Stevie Wonder - Visions
vs.
Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls

Talking Heads - The Great Curve
vs.
Portishead - Mysterons
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Stevie Wonder - Visions
Portishead - Mysterons
They give awards for that music? I thought just ear plugs. (Woody Allen in Annie Hall)
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Obviously from my ratings, I enjoy all of these at varying levels...

Stevie Wonder - Visions 9
vs.
Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls 10

Talking Heads - The Great Curve 7
vs.
Portishead - Mysterons 8
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Stevie Wonder - Visions
Portishead - Mysterons
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Climbing up the walls
The Great Curve
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BleuPanda wrote:Which eligible song do you most wish was in this tournament?
From the top of my head it would have been "Exit Music (For a Film)" but I can't complain, "Climbing Up the Walls" may even win the whole game.

Love the four remaining song but anyway the decisions are easy, I got clear favourites:

1. Stevie Wonder - Visions
vs.
3. Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls

2. Talking Heads - The Great Curve
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4. Portishead - Mysterons
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Radiohead - Climbing up the Walls
Portishead - Mysterons

Two-header beast beat the talking ones.
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Radiohead - Climbing up the Walls
Portishead - Mysterons
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Climbing Up the Walls
The Great Curve
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Stevie Wonder - Visions
Portishead - Mysterons

Four great songs though.
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Visions
The Great Curve (this one was super close)
Splish splash, I was raking in the cash
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Climbing Up the Walls
The Great Curve

The second matchup was very close. "Mysterons" made me revisit a great album I hadn't thought much of the first time around.
I just wanted to be one of those ghosts
You thought that you could forget
And then I haunt you via the rear view mirror
On a long drive from the back seat...
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Remember that this is the last day to vote. Only 8 and a half hours remain.
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We very well could have a repeat of a match that took place in the first round, just like the most recent unacclaimed.
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Easy vote on the first match, but anyone could win on the second:

Climbing Up the Walls
Mysterons
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Stevie Wonder - Visions: 12
Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls: 16

Talking Heads - The Great Curve: 17
Portishead - Mysterons: 11
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