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Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by BleuPanda » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:19 pm

Note: the other topic is still open until 8 PM CST, I just needed to get this up early.


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, July 7th at 8 P.M. CST. Please listen to these tracks before voting, even if you've heard them a thousand times before!

Bracket:
http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=463761

The Ronettes - Baby, I Love You
vs.
Fiona Apple - Criminal

The Horrors - Still Life
vs.
The Jacksons - Shake Your Body

The Roots - You Got Me
vs.
Souls of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity

Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
vs.
Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege
vs.
Super Furry Animals - Juxtaposed With You

Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends
vs.
Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty

Kanye West - Bound 2
vs.
Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69

Janis Joplin - Summertime
vs.
Mercury Rev - Holes





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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by Bang Jan » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:53 pm

The Ronettes - Baby, I Love You

The Jacksons - Shake Your Body

The Roots - You Got Me

Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings

Super Furry Animals - Juxtaposed With You

Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty

Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69

Mercury Rev - Holes
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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by slick » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:56 pm

Fiona Apple - Criminal

The Jacksons - Shake Your Body

The Roots - You Got Me

Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege

Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty

Kanye West - Bound 2

Mercury Rev - Holes

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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by deadpacifist » Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:58 am

Fiona Apple - Criminal
The Jacksons - Shake Your Body
The Roots - You Got Me
Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege
Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends
Kanye West - Bound 2
Mercury Rev - Holes

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Post by DaveC » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:47 am

The Ronettes - Baby, I Love You

The Jacksons - Shake Your Body

The Roots - You Got Me

Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege

Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty

Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69

Janis Joplin - Summertime

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Post by bootsy » Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:58 am

The Ronettes - Baby, I Love You
vs.
Fiona Apple - Criminal
This was a tough one but Criminal is such a great song

The Horrors - Still Life
vs.
The Jacksons - Shake Your Body

The Roots - You Got Me
vs.
Souls of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity
Damn you can't make me choose. Well I did. This was not fair.

Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
vs.
Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch
Probably my favorite Missy song.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege
vs.
Super Furry Animals - Juxtaposed With You

Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends
vs.
Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty
Great song from a great album

Kanye West - Bound 2
vs.
Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69
I know most people hate Bound 2 but I love it especially Charlie Wilson's parts.

Janis Joplin - Summertime
vs.
Mercury Rev - Holes

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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by BleuPanda » Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:21 am

15. The Ronettes - Baby, I Love You
vs.
4. Fiona Apple - Criminal

1. The Horrors - Still Life
vs.
10. The Jacksons - Shake Your Body

14. The Roots - You Got Me
vs.
13. Souls of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity

3. Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
vs.
5. Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch

7. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege
vs.
6. Super Furry Animals - Juxtaposed With You

12. Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends
vs.
2. Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty

9. Kanye West - Bound 2
vs.
11. Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69

16. Janis Joplin - Summertime
vs.
8. Mercury Rev - Holes

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Post by Otisredding » Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:07 am

The Ronettes - Baby, I Love You
The Jacksons - Shake Your Body
The Roots - You Got Me
Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch
Super Furry Animals - Juxtaposed With You
Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty
Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69
Janis Joplin - Summertime

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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by Honorio » Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:36 am

7. The Ronettes - Baby, I Love You
vs.
8. Fiona Apple - Criminal

13. The Horrors - Still Life
vs.
3. The Jacksons - Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)

4. The Roots featuring Erykah Badu- You Got Me
vs.
11. Souls of Mischief - 93 'til Infinity

12. Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
vs.
15. Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch

9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege
vs.
2. Super Furry Animals - Juxtapozed with U

14. Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends
vs.
6. Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty

16. Kanye West - Bound 2
vs.
10. Sonic Youth with Lydia Lunch - Death Valley '69

5. Big Brother and the Holding Company - Summertime
vs.
1. Mercury Rev - Holes

Sorry, BleuPanda, but I think that the Super Furry Animals songs is on Spotify (at least in Spain) but as "Juxtapozed With U"

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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by JohnnyBGoode » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:07 am

Seems to be doing OK as it is, but 'Juxtaposed ...' is actually on spotify too.

https://open.spotify.com/track/2umbhz2teUJ8QpOl4bBD7T

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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by Bang Jan » Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:06 pm

The version of Holes in the playlist is an instrumental version, the correct version is available here.
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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by BleuPanda » Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:40 pm

Oops. I'll try to make corrections when I get back to my computer.

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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by jamieW » Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:58 am

10. The Ronettes - Baby, I Love You 7
vs.
2. Fiona Apple – Criminal 8

9. The Horrors - Still Life 7
vs.
13. The Jacksons - Shake Your Body 6

1. The Roots - You Got Me 8
vs.
5. Souls of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity 8

16. Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings 4
vs.
15. Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch 5

3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sacrilege 8
vs.
7. Super Furry Animals - Juxtaposed With You 7

12. Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends 6
vs.
11. Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty 7

14. Kanye West - Bound 2 5
vs.
8. Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69 7

6. Janis Joplin – Summertime 7
vs.
4. Mercury Rev – Holes 8

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Post by andyd1010 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:11 am

2. The Ronettes - Baby, I Love You
vs.
1. Fiona Apple - Criminal

1 vs 2. Cruel. It hurts. But Criminal is definitely my favorite in this group.

10. The Horrors - Still Life
vs.
12. The Jacksons - Shake Your Body

Hey BleuPanda, I voted for your '80s-style song! The '80s weren't all bad after all.

6. The Roots - You Got Me
vs.
8. Souls of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity

3. Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
vs.
14. Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch

9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege
vs.
4. Super Furry Animals - Juxtaposed With You

11. Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends
vs.
7. Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty

16. Kanye West - Bound 2
vs.
13. Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69

...And I also voted for the only actual '80s song in this group!
I love Kanye but Yeezus has never been my favorite. It's bizarre even by his standards, and unfortunately in a way that hasn't really connected with me.

15. Janis Joplin - Summertime
vs.
5. Mercury Rev - Holes

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Post by EmilienDelRey » Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:33 pm

6. The Ronettes - Baby, I Love You
vs.
12. Fiona Apple - Criminal

10. The Horrors - Still Life
vs.
15. The Jacksons - Shake Your Body

3. The Roots - You Got Me
vs.
1. Souls of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity

7. Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
vs.
11. Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch

14. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege
vs.
9. Super Furry Animals - Juxtaposed With You

16. Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends
vs.
13. Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty

2. Kanye West - Bound 2
vs.
8. Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69

4. Big Brother & the Holding Company - Summertime
vs.
5. Mercury Rev - Holes
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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by Bruno » Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:58 pm

The Ronettes - Baby, I Love You
The Jacksons - Shake Your Body
The Roots - You Got Me
Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege
Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty
Kanye West - Bound 2
Janis Joplin - Summertime

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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by sonofsamiam » Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:59 pm

2 in my revised Top 1000, and 3 more in the 2000. Another strong week.

4. The Ronettes - Baby, I Love You
vs.
8. Fiona Apple - Criminal

13. The Horrors - Still Life
vs.
10. The Jacksons - Shake Your Body

2. The Roots - You Got Me
vs.
3. Souls of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity (tough match here)

16. Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
vs.
11. Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch

15. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege
vs.
6. Super Furry Animals - Juxtaposed With You

14. Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends
vs.
7. Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty

9. Kanye West - Bound 2
vs.
5. Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69

12. Janis Joplin - Summertime
vs.
1. Mercury Rev - Holes

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Post by whuntva » Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:06 pm

Criminal

Not much competition.

Shake Your Body

Had more energy.


You Got Me

These were very similar, but I liked the chorus a lot more on this one.


Hollywood Cemetery Forever Sings

I liked this song more than I expected. It felt warm and welcoming.


Juxtaposed with You

SFA is a band that seemed to be popular a long time ago, but now are somewhat forgotten. Shame, because this song and its accompanying album were fantastic. It feels nostalgic but also new and exciting at the same time.


Bound 2

I'm almost certain "Death Valley 69" was bad on purpose. "Bound 2" was not impressive either, but it did not offend or irritate me quite as much.


Holes

Atmospheric.
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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by Nassim » Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:30 pm

Pretty phenomenal week. 1 song I strongly dislike, 1 I don't like, but everything else is top quality ; the best 11 are all fantastic and deserve to go to the 2nd round. Luckily, it lead to only 2 really tough choices.

14. The Ronettes - Baby, I Love You
vs.
3. Fiona Apple - Criminal

8. The Horrors - Still Life
vs.
7. The Jacksons - Shake Your Body
Shake Your Body have all the seeds of what would make MJ the king of pop, I'm surprised it wasn't an even more massive hit.

4. The Roots - You Got Me
vs.
1. Souls of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity
Not nice to see my pick, and a top 100 song of all time for me, get wrecked, but if it has to happen I'm glad it is to another hip-hop masterpiece.

13. Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
vs.
12. Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch
Another tough choice, though less heartbreaking than The Horrors vs the Jacksons.

9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege
vs.
15. Super Furry Animals - Juxtaposed With You

2. Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends
vs.
10. Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty
The Sweat Descends is the perfect rock party anthem that even Andrew WK could not pull. Unstoppable drum, 2 guitars on fire and a perfect delivery by one of the most uncool frontman in rock, the sweat is indeed descending. If anybody liked the song, I can only recommend to also listen to The Equestrian.
Another of my pick being destroyed by a hip-hop classic

16. Kanye West - Bound 2
vs.
5. Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69
If I ranked all Kanye West songs, Bound 2 would be bottom 5.

11. Janis Joplin - Summertime
vs.
6. Mercury Rev - Holes

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Post by Henrik » Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:41 pm

Easy skanking, sorry ranking.

7. The Ronettes - Baby, I Love You
vs.
2. Fiona Apple - Criminal

11. The Horrors - Still Life
vs.
8. The Jacksons - Shake Your Body

4. The Roots - You Got Me
vs.
10. Souls of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity

9. Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
vs.
14. Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch

12. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege
vs.
5. Super Furry Animals - Juxtaposed With You

15. Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends
vs.
6. Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty

16. Kanye West - Bound 2
vs.
13. Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69

3. Janis Joplin - Summertime
vs.
1. Mercury Rev - Holes
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Post by Toni » Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:09 am

9. The Ronettes - Baby, I Love You
vs.
1. Fiona Apple - Criminal

13. The Horrors - Still Life
vs.
6. The Jacksons - Shake Your Body

8. The Roots - You Got Me
vs.
7. Souls of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity

14. Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
vs.
16. Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch

3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege
vs.
2. Super Furry Animals - Juxtaposed With You

4. Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends
vs.
12. Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty

15. Kanye West - Bound 2
vs.
5. Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69

11. Janis Joplin - Summertime
vs.
10. Mercury Rev - Holes

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Post by Dan » Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:06 am

9. The Ronettes - Baby, I Love You
vs.
1. Fiona Apple - Criminal

3. The Horrors - Still Life
vs.
6. The Jacksons - Shake Your Body

7. The Roots - You Got Me
vs.
10. Souls of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity

13. Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
vs.
12. Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch

11. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege
vs.
4. Super Furry Animals - Juxtaposed With You

14. Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends
vs.
2. Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty

15. Kanye West - Bound 2
vs.
16. Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69

8. Janis Joplin - Summertime
vs.
5. Mercury Rev - Holes
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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by Rob » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:02 pm

An interesting week, because I haven't spend much time with any of these songs before. Sure, Shake Your Body and Baby, I Love You still get some airplay on oldies radio and a couple of other songs I heard once or twice before, but this was the first time of close listening for each of them.

13. The Ronettes - Baby, I Love You
vs.
4. Fiona Apple - Criminal
Baby, I Love You is a pretty good sixties girl group song, but Criminal is more unique.

10. The Horrors - Still Life
vs.
12. The Jacksons - Shake Your Body
Shake Your Body belongs to the more like-able group of songs that The Jackson produced. It's catchy and fun, but I just thought Still Life was more captivating and mysterious. Also, the full length version of Shake Your Body is rare instance in which a long length really puts me off. It just drags after a while. Fun fact: for years I thought Jackson sung "Shake your body now, toucan." Sadly, it's not to be.

9. The Roots - You Got Me
vs.
11. Souls of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity
Two good hiphop tracks. I love the production work on 93 'Til Infinity, but for the third week in a row Erykah Badu steals my heart. Hopefully this one does pass.

14. Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
vs.
8. Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch
What's this? Rob voting for an R&B song and against a folky indie track? The thing is, this early Father John Misty work strikes me as minor Fleet Foxes. Miss Elliott does far more her own thing and it's a type of R&B I like a lot.

1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege
vs.
7. Super Furry Animals - Juxtaposed With You
I would say this is a tough one, but that is a lie. Juxtapozed With You is great, but Sacrilege is easy the week's standout for me. Like many of the best Yeah Yeah Yeahs' songs it is very creative in it's combination of different types of music. This might grow out to be my favorite of them. The more I hear of this band the less I get why Maps is seen as their best song.

16. Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends
vs.
15. Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty
The weakest match-up, but also an easy win by Mos Def. It's a decent rap song, that could still grow for me. The Sweat Descends is one of those songs that just passers me by, without evoking my interest anywhere.

2. Kanye West - Bound 2
vs.
3. Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69
Man, this is tough! Apparently Bound 2 is extremely divisive (with far more people hating it than loving it) and Death Valley '69 is even being called deliberately bad! I love both and really think they belong to the top of the week. The build-up and production of Bound 2 sound really fresh and exciting. It's one of the most original and best things Kanye has done if you ask me. Death Valley '69 is filled with atmosphere and the guitar is wonderful. A rare vote for Kanye from me, but this is pretty much a tie.

5. Janis Joplin - Summertime
vs.
6. Mercury Rev - Holes
Another near-tie. I really like the composition of Holes. Mercury Rev is one of those bands that sound typically indie and at the same time transcend the style with ease. Yet they come up against one of the greatest voices of music and at the moment I can't resist Joplin.

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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by Romain » Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:02 am

Fiona Apple - Criminal
The Horrors - Still Life
The Roots - You Got Me
Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
Super Furry Animals - Juxtaposed With You
Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends
Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69
Janis Joplin - Summertime

Too bad for Mercury Rev, Janis Joplin is my 1 of the week and Mercury Rev is my 2.

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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by luney6 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:13 pm

By far the weakest week so far. Of the 16 songs, I'd only care to listen to the top 2 ever again, all songs after the top 7-8, I'd probably give below a 5. If only the rap and the indie rock songs weren't so repetitive. After listening to Super Furry Animals, and Father John Misty, and The Roots, Bound 2 seemed so much more fresh in comparison. And even then, the top two, this week would probably only place in the top 5 on any of the other weeks so far.

4. The Ronettes - Baby, I Love You
vs.
6. Fiona Apple - Criminal

14. The Horrors - Still Life
vs.
5. The Jacksons - Shake Your Body

16. The Roots - You Got Me
vs.
10. Souls of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity

15. Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
vs.
13. Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch

8. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege
vs.
9. Super Furry Animals - Juxtaposed With You

12. Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends
vs.
11. Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty

7. Kanye West - Bound 2
vs.
1. Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69

2. Janis Joplin - Summertime
vs.
3. Mercury Rev - Holes
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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by Krurze » Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:11 pm

The Ronettes - Baby, I Love You
vs.
Fiona Apple - Criminal

The Horrors - Still Life
vs.
The Jacksons - Shake Your Body

The Roots - You Got Me
vs.
Souls of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity

Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
vs.
Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege
vs.
Super Furry Animals - Juxtaposed With You

Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends
vs.
Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty

Kanye West - Bound 2
vs.
Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69

Janis Joplin - Summertime
vs.
Mercury Rev - Holes

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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:43 pm

Criminal
Shake Your Body
93 'til Infinity (this really is unfair)
Pass That Dutch
Sacrilege
Ms. Fat Booty
Bound 2
Summertime
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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by GucciLittlePiggy » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:17 am

Hopefully will get to the other matchups before the deadline. The Roots/Souls of Mischief competition is painful. Both are classic hip-hop tracks that deserve to move on.

The Ronettes - Baby, I Love You
vs.
Fiona Apple - Criminal

The Horrors - Still Life
vs.
The Jacksons - Shake Your Body

Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
vs.
Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch

Very good Missy Elliott song here but it stands no chance against a top 100 all-time favorite.

Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends
vs.
Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty

This was a close matchup, as I dig both songs. Les Savy Fav's "Hold On to Your Genre" would have won easily. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoyed this song.

Kanye West - Bound 2
vs.
Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69

One of the best Sonic Youth tracks I've heard, but really no contest because "Bound 2" is among my favorite tracks ever. Was a serious contender for top ten when Yeezus first came out. Had it (and the entire album) on repeat for weeks.
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And then I haunt you via the rear view mirror
On a long drive from the back seat...

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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by BleuPanda » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:18 pm

I hope more people are planning to vote; we're a bit behind the previous weeks (and we currently have a tie).

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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by babydoll » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:33 pm

I'm voting. Blame work. I barely have time to discover new songs. I'll be there before the deadline.

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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by babydoll » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:56 pm

2. The Ronettes - Baby, I Love You
vs.
13. Fiona Apple - Criminal
Oh, Fiona, for a second there, I thought you might actually beat my twentieth favorite song of all time. That opening line, "I've been a bad, bad girl," and the way you delivered it was so masterful. Then you went into "blah blah blah" territory.

The Ronettes, I've always felt were a forgotten girl group. Sure, their song, "Be My Baby", is deservedly hailed as one of the greatest pop songs of all time, but people tend to forget the rest of their category. Now I'm not a huge love song fan, as in I don't cry over them, but the pure joy of loving is heard here, the same joy of love that is sorely lacking from most. It's a beautiful song backed with beautiful production from the maestro, Phil Spector.

15. The Horrors - Still Life
vs.
6. The Jacksons - Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)
"Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)" really showed the world what Michael Jackson was capable of. There are better songs made by him, including an earlier one called "I Want You Back", but the thing about him was that almost every song was memorable as hell which is something "Still Life" cannot say.

7. Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
vs.
9. Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch
This actually kind of hurt. I voted for "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings" because the production was INSANE! Just great. Of course, "Pass That Dutch" featured some fabulous production, too, and a very heartfelt Missy Elliott. I like that in a rapper. It was a nice song that really touched on a lot of subjects.

5. The Roots featuring Erykah Badu - You Got Me
vs.
12. Souls of Mischef - '93 til Infinity
I'm thinking it's about time an "Underrated Artist: Erykah Badu" thread was created. That stunning chorus!

3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege
vs.
14. Super Furry Animals - Juxtaposed With U
Holy shit. "Sacrilege" is a phenomenal song. Maybe "Maps" will click with me this time!

11. Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends
vs.
4. Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty
"The Sweat Descends" is a bit catchy, but Mos Def spat out some of the best lines in "Ms. Fat Booty".

10. Kanye West - Bound 2
vs.
16. Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69
"Bound 2" is the weakest song on Yeezus and, sadly, the precursor to The Life of Pablo, but there are things going for it. The fact that I never cared much for Sonic Youth definitely helped it, too.

1. Janis Joplin - Summertime
vs.
8. Mercury Rev - Holes
I remember the first time I heard "Summertime". I had already associated "Summertime" as the best thing Gershwin has ever written, but, damn, this strange cover was like seeing God. Joplin's rough vocals and wild interpretation of the lyrics lend such a beauty to it. Oh, but then, the climax! Those acid guitars then you hear her break in with a haunting "One of these mornings, you're gonna rise up to the sky". I love this song too much.

Oh, and after five listens, "Holes" finally clicked for me!

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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by GucciLittlePiggy » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:38 am

The Roots - You Got Me
vs.
Souls of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity

The truly mesmerizing beat of "93 'Til Infinity" won me over in this matchup, but this stands as one of the closest competitions for me so far in this tournament.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege
vs.
Super Furry Animals - Juxtaposed With You

Janis Joplin - Summertime
vs.
Mercury Rev - Holes
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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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by acroamor » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:55 am

last minute voting hooray!

The Ronettes - Baby, I Love You
vs.
Fiona Apple - Criminal

The Horrors - Still Life
vs.
The Jacksons - Shake Your Body

The Roots - You Got Me
vs.
Souls of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity

hard matchup

Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
vs.
Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege
vs.
Super Furry Animals - Juxtaposed With You

Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends
vs.
Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty

Kanye West - Bound 2
vs.
Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69

Janis Joplin - Summertime
vs.
Mercury Rev - Holes

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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by BleuPanda » Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:23 am

Results:
Baby, I Love You: 10
Criminal: 16

Still Life: 10
Shake Your Body: 16

You Got Me: 16
93 'Til Infinity: 10

Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings: 14
Pass That Dutch: 12

Sacrilege: 14
Juxtaposed With You: 12

The Sweat Descends: 5
Ms. Fat Booty: 20

Bound 2: 14
Death Valley '69: 12

Summertime: 9
Holes: 17

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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by babydoll » Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:31 am

BleuPanda wrote:Summertime: 9
Holes: 17
Am I the only person who sees God in "Summertime"? Just me? See ya.

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Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 4

Post by Neil » Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:40 am

babydoll wrote:
BleuPanda wrote:Summertime: 9
Holes: 17
Am I the only person who sees God in "Summertime"? Just me? See ya.

I'm with you on this one! Truly sublime!!

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