Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

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Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

Post by BleuPanda » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:37 pm

Deadline to vote is Monday, July 10th at 12 noon CST.

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Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us
vs.
Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine

Pixies - Gouge Away
vs.
Patti Smith - Birdland

Lou Reed - The Bed
vs.
Bjork - Unravel

Animal Collective - In the Flowers
vs.
Prince - Lady Cab Driver

Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99
vs.
Bjork - Like Someone in Love

Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up
vs.
Air - La femme d'argent

Vampire Weekend - Obvious Bicycle
vs.
A Tribe Called Quest - Butter

Kate Bush - Jig of Life
vs.
T. Rex - Mambo Sun


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Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

Post by Bang Jan » Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:50 pm

Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us

Patti Smith - Birdland

Lou Reed - The Bed

Prince - Lady Cab Driver

Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99

Air - La femme d'argent

A Tribe Called Quest - Butter

T. Rex - Mambo Sun
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Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

Post by BleuPanda » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:53 pm

1. Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us
vs.
16. Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine

8. Pixies - Gouge Away
vs.
2. Patti Smith - Birdland

7. Lou Reed - The Bed
vs.
15. Bjork - Unravel

3. Animal Collective - In the Flowers
vs.
14. Prince - Lady Cab Driver

12. Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99
vs.
13. Bjork - Like Someone in Love

6. Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up
vs.
11. Air - La femme d'argent

9. Vampire Weekend - Obvious Bicycle
vs.
10. A Tribe Called Quest - Butter

4. Kate Bush - Jig of Life
vs.
5. T. Rex - Mambo Sun

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Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

Post by Bruno » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:02 pm

Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine

Patti Smith - Birdland

Bjork - Unravel

Animal Collective - In the Flowers

Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99

Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up

A Tribe Called Quest - Butter

Kate Bush - Jig of Life

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Post by bonnielaurel » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:21 pm

Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine
Pixies - Gouge Away
Bjork - Unravel
Prince - Lady Cab Driver
Bjork - Like Someone in Love
Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up
A Tribe Called Quest - Butter
Kate Bush - Jig of Life
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Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

Post by prosecutorgodot » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:39 am

Rating these top 16, I love 9 of them.

Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us (8.0)
Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine (8.5)

Pixies - Gouge Away (8.5)
Patti Smith - Birdland (8.5)

Lou Reed - The Bed (7.0)
Bjork - Unravel (7.5)

Animal Collective - In the Flowers (8.0)
Prince - Lady Cab Driver (8.0)

Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99 (6.5)
Bjork - Like Someone in Love (7.5)

Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up (7.5)
Air - La femme d'argent (8.5)

Vampire Weekend - Obvious Bicycle (8.0)
A Tribe Called Quest - Butter (7.5)

Kate Bush - Jig of Life (8.5) I still love this song by itself, but it sounds even better in the context of the album.
T. Rex - Mambo Sun (7.5)

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Post by andyd1010 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:44 am

4. Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us
vs.
12. Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine

9. Pixies - Gouge Away
vs.
15. Patti Smith - Birdland

11. Lou Reed - The Bed
vs.
6. Bjork - Unravel

8. Animal Collective - In the Flowers
vs.
16. Prince - Lady Cab Driver

7. Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99
vs.
14. Bjork - Like Someone in Love

2. Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up
vs.
5. Air - La femme d'argent

1. Vampire Weekend - Obvious Bicycle
vs.
10. A Tribe Called Quest - Butter

13. Kate Bush - Jig of Life
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3. T. Rex - Mambo Sun

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Post by bootsy » Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:18 am

Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine

Patti Smith - Birdland

Bjork - Unravel

Prince - Lady Cab Driver

Bjork - Like Someone in Love

Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up

A Tribe Called Quest - Butter

T. Rex - Mambo Sun

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Post by EmilienDelRey » Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:52 am

12. Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us
vs.
4. Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine

8. Pixies - Gouge Away
vs.
7. Patti Smith - Birdland

9. Lou Reed - The Bed
vs.
11. Bjork - Unravel

5. Animal Collective - In the Flowers
vs.
1. Prince - Lady Cab Driver

13. Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99
vs.
15. Bjork - Like Someone in Love

14. Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up
vs.
2. Air - La femme d'argent

16. Vampire Weekend - Obvious Bicycle
vs.
3. A Tribe Called Quest - Butter

10. Kate Bush - Jig of Life
vs.
6. T. Rex - Mambo Sun

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Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

Post by Honorio » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:50 am


2. Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us!
vs.

10. Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine




8. Pixies - Gouge Away
vs.

14. Patti Smith – Birdland




1. Lou Reed - The Bed
vs.

5. Björk - Unravel




16. Animal Collective - In the Flowers
vs.

6. Prince - Lady Cab Driver




9. Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99
vs.

3. Björk - Like Someone in Love




13. Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up
vs.

15. Air - La femme d'argent




7. Vampire Weekend - Obvious Bicycle
vs.

12. A Tribe Called Quest - Butter




11. Kate Bush - Jig of Life
vs.

4. T. Rex - Mambo Sun

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Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

Post by StevieFan13 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:02 am

Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us

Patti Smith - Birdland

Lou Reed - The Bed

Prince - Lady Cab Driver

Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99

Air - La femme d'argent

A Tribe Called Quest - Butter

Kate Bush - Jig of Life
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Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

Post by Renan » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:52 pm

Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us
vs.
Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine

Pixies - Gouge Away
vs.
Patti Smith - Birdland

Lou Reed - The Bed
vs.
Bjork - Unravel

Animal Collective - In the Flowers
vs.
Prince - Lady Cab Driver

Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99
vs.
Bjork - Like Someone in Love

Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up
vs.
Air - La femme d'argent

Vampire Weekend - Obvious Bicycle
vs.
A Tribe Called Quest - Butter

Kate Bush - Jig of Life
vs.
T. Rex - Mambo Sun

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Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

Post by DaveC » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:18 pm

Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us
Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine

Pixies - Gouge Away
Patti Smith - Birdland

Lou Reed - The Bed
Bjork - Unravel

Animal Collective - In the Flowers
Prince - Lady Cab Driver

Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99
Bjork - Like Someone in Love

Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up
Air - La femme d'argent

Vampire Weekend - Obvious Bicycle
A Tribe Called Quest - Butter

Kate Bush - Jig of Life
T. Rex - Mambo Sun

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Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

Post by Dan » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:30 pm

I listened to these 16 songs twice today, trying to keep an open mind throughout. In the end I realised that I tended to favour songs from the albums I treasure the most (and therefore listen to the most). I guess it's only human nature to prefer songs you're more familiar with over songs that might be equally good but that you've had limited exposure to.

Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion is an album I'm surprisingly fond of - "surprisingly" because it's challenging electronic music, and challenging electronic music isn't something I'm usually into. But after repeated listening I've come to appreciate the album a lot. So while it sounds to me that "In the Flowers" enters a realm of total excitement at 02:31 into the song, I can totally understand why others who haven't heard the song often, or who don't feel the album as I do won't have the same reaction to it as me.

To quote something Henrik said over the weekend after we'd talked about how everyone on the forum share an appreciation for most of the acclaimed songs and albums, despite having clear differences in opinion: "We all just approach it from a different angle."

1. Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us
vs.
2. Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine

11. Pixies - Gouge Away
vs.
15. Patti Smith - Birdland

13. Lou Reed - The Bed
vs.
5. Bjork - Unravel

7. Animal Collective - In the Flowers
vs.
16. Prince - Lady Cab Driver

8. Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99
vs.
3. Bjork - Like Someone in Love

9. Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up
vs.
6. Air - La femme d'argent

4. Vampire Weekend - Obvious Bicycle
vs.
14. A Tribe Called Quest - Butter

10. Kate Bush - Jig of Life
vs.
12. T. Rex - Mambo Sun
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Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

Post by Henrik » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:41 pm

3. Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us
vs.
5. Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine

8. Pixies - Gouge Away
vs.
10. Patti Smith - Birdland

4. Lou Reed - The Bed
vs.
6. Bjork - Unravel

16. Animal Collective - In the Flowers
vs.
14. Prince - Lady Cab Driver

9. Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99
vs.
12. Bjork - Like Someone in Love

1. Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up
vs.
11. Air - La femme d'argent

13. Vampire Weekend - Obvious Bicycle
vs.
15. A Tribe Called Quest - Butter

7. Kate Bush - Jig of Life
vs.
2. T. Rex - Mambo Sun

It almost feels wrong to vote in many of these matchups, as they are incredibly close for me. Last round I actually ranked "Baby Be Mine", "Unravel" and "Like Someone in Love" higher than their competitors this round. But especially Sufjan stood out again to me this week. Poor Björk...
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Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

Post by prosecutorgodot » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:14 am

After doing a quick tally, I found a lot of ties, so feel free to take a listen to these songs and pick your favorites!

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Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

Post by Krurze » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:01 pm

Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us
vs.
Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine

Pixies - Gouge Away
vs.
Patti Smith - Birdland

sorry Patti :(

Lou Reed - The Bed
vs.
Bjork - Unravel

Animal Collective - In the Flowers
vs.
Prince - Lady Cab Driver

Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99
vs.
Bjork - Like Someone in Love

Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up
vs.
Air - La femme d'argent

Vampire Weekend - Obvious Bicycle
vs.
A Tribe Called Quest - Butter

Kate Bush - Jig of Life
vs.
T. Rex - Mambo Sun

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Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

Post by BleuPanda » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:03 pm

About 4 hours left to vote.

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Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

Post by profeta » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:41 pm

Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us
vs.
Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine

Pixies - Gouge Away
vs.
Patti Smith - Birdland

Lou Reed - The Bed
vs.
Bjork - Unravel

Animal Collective - In the Flowers
vs.
Prince - Lady Cab Driver

Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99
vs.
Bjork - Like Someone in Love

Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up
vs.
Air - La femme d'argent

Vampire Weekend - Obvious Bicycle
vs.
A Tribe Called Quest - Butter

Kate Bush - Jig of Life
vs.
T. Rex - Mambo Sun

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Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

Post by Nassim » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:52 pm

Almost forgot!

Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us
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Bjork - Unravel
Animal Collective - In the Flowers
Bjork - Like Someone in Love
Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up
Vampire Weekend - Obvious Bicycle
Kate Bush - Jig of Life

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Post by spiritualized » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:59 pm

Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us (4.0)
vs.
Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine (3.0)

Pixies - Gouge Away (5.0)
vs.
Patti Smith - Birdland (3.5)

Lou Reed - The Bed (3.5)

vs.
Bjork - Unravel (2.5)

Animal Collective - In the Flowers (2.5)
vs.
Prince - Lady Cab Driver (2.0)

Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99 (3.0)
vs.
Bjork - Like Someone in Love (2.0)

Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up (5.0)
vs.
Air - La femme d'argent (4.5)

OUCH

Vampire Weekend - Obvious Bicycle (2.5)
vs.
A Tribe Called Quest - Butter (4.0)

Kate Bush - Jig of Life (3.5)
vs.
T. Rex - Mambo Sun (4.5)

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Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

Post by BleuPanda » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:11 am

Results:
Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us: 10
Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine: 8

Pixies - Gouge Away: 8
Patti Smith - Birdland: 9

Lou Reed - The Bed: 10
Bjork - Unravel: 8

Animal Collective - In the Flowers: 10
Prince - Lady Cab Driver: 8

Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99: 11
Bjork - Like Someone in Love: 7

Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up: 9
Air - La femme d'argent: 10

Vampire Weekend - Obvious Bicycle: 9
A Tribe Called Quest - Butter: 10

Kate Bush - Jig of Life: 8
T. Rex - Mambo Sun: 10

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Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

Post by andyd1010 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:26 am

Wow, really close matchups. The average difference was under 2 votes.

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Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

Post by prosecutorgodot » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:06 am

My predicted winner "Baby Be Mine" is gone.
Hmm, now I think Air will win. Could totally be wrong (again).

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Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Final 16

Post by BleuPanda » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:41 pm

Current leaderboard:
BleuPanda: 125
EmilienDelRey: 102
Bang Jan: 98
andyd1010: 93
Nassim: 93
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Henrik: 92
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I have quite a lead right now, but I can't gain any more points; the two people behind me both have La femme d'argent winning, while Henrik has The Predatory Wasp, so it really depends on how well either of those do.

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