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Old 10-07-2008, 01:44 PM   #1
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Desert Island V Album Game: Round 2, Match 6

Please vote for the playlist you LIKE THE MOST.

Welcome to the sixth match of the second round for Interference Desert Island V! The premise of this game is that all of the Interferencers have been stranded on a desert island and we can only take up to 160 minutes of music with us (either as a continuous iPod playlist or two 80 minute CDs or any other format of our choosing). The object is to see which forum member can fit the most musical goodness into these 160 minutes.

For every win, each player will receive three points. If there is a tie, each player gets two points. If a player loses a match but is within three votes of the winner, that player will earn a single point.

At the beginning of each round, I will include the updated standings. Remember, the top two from each group moves on to the quarterfinals.

The second match of this round saw phillyfan26 take his second win of the tournament with a 10-2 score over DreamOutLoud13.

LemonMelon and AtomicBono go at it in Match 6. Below are their playlists.

If you don't know the songs, or wish to hear how each playlist flows, feel free to check out the Desert Island website.


Forum name: LemonMelon

The purpose of splitting these two sets up is to emphasize just how drastically different they are from one another, and that they provide two entirely different experiences. It is preferable to listen to them in a row (if you do, I suggest you listen to Super Massive Black Cherub Metal, and then ease your way in to #9 Dream) but listening to them separately doesn't do much to hurt the overall experience. Ultimately, I hope everyone finds something to love here, and that those who find one set less enjoyable than the other could at least discover some new music out of it.



Supermassive Black Cherub Metal

Not much to say about this playlist. It's just a set of good ol' fashioned rock n' roll that's consistently louder than anything I've entered previously; even the breaks in the loudness tend to be lo-fi and themselves filled with noise. But this is good, as there aren't any ballads awkwardly thrown in for the sake of variety. Sit back and crank this one up as loud as you can.

Track listing:

1. Smashing Pumpkins - "Cherub Rock" - Siamese Dream (4:57)
2. Pixies - "Broken Face" - Surfer Rosa (1:30)
3. Ween - "Dr. Rock" - The Pod (3:10)
4. Suede - "The Drowners" - Suede (4:09)
5. Sonic Youth - "Kool Thing" - Goo (4:05)
6. Beastie Boys - "Sabotage" - Ill Communication (2:58)
7. Elastica - "Connection" - Elastica (2:19)
8. Muse - "Supermassive Black Hole" - Black Holes And Revelations (3:29)
9. Porcupine Tree - "Blackest Eyes" - In Absentia (4:23)
10. Queens Of The Stone Age - "Suture Up Your Future" - Era Vulgaris (4:37)
11. Blur - "You're So Great" - Blur (3:34)
12. Tom Waits - "I Don't Wanna Grow Up" - Bone Machine (2:30)
13. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Holland, 1945" - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (3:12)
14. Cake - "Short Skirt/Long Jacket" - Comfort Eagle (3:23)
15. Pearl Jam - "Last Exit" - Vitalogy (2:53)
16. T. Rex - "Mambo Sun" - Electric Warrior (3:39)
17. Queen - "Sweet Lady" - A Night At The Opera (4:02)
18. Led Zeppelin - "Ramble On" - II (4:23)
19. The Small Faces - "Afterglow (Of Your Love)" - Ogden's Nut Gone Flake (3:30)
20. The La's - "Feelin'" - The La's (1:45)
21. Television - "Marquee Moon" - Marquee Moon (10:38)

Total runtime: 79:16



#9 Dream

This set is a concept album but, in contrast to Cherub Metal, which had a musical concept (rocking out as hard as possible), #9 Dream contains many running lyrical threads, along with a generally airy musical feel. Originally, this playlist was meant to be a soundtrack for a movie I wanted to make about a man who becomes extremely ill and decides to sleep his way through it rather than take himself to a hospital. The movie was going to be extremely surreal and would explore what a waking (2 hour long) dream would look like. Because of this, the playlist for it is equally surreal and feverish. It is very dark, filled with lyrics concerning illness, death, and insanity, but ultimately asks many thought-provoking questions about love and life. And, in spite of the darkness, there are many moments of childlike wonderment to be heard here. The twist ending is that, in accordance with a line in the final song here, Moby's "Porcelain" ("In my dreams I'm dying all the time"), the protagonist may or may not have survived the night. Regardless of whether or not they did, we can assume that they learned much about themselves during this hour or two. While listening, try to focus on the musical flow of the playlist in addition to the plotline, which actually strengthens its. As in any dream, there are moments where things go off the rails ("300 MPH Torrential Outpour Blues", "Defecting Grey") and this playlist takes advantage of the vignette quality that so many dreams take on. So, in conclusion, what can you expect from this playlist? Airy soundscapes, quiet darkness, lovely noise, and much contemplation. Dig it.

Track listing:

1. Modest Mouse - "3rd Planet" - The Moon And Antarctica (3:58)
2. The Verve - "Already There" - A Storm In Heaven (5:38)
3. The Cure - "Lullaby" - Disintegration (4:08)
4. The White Stripes - "300 MPH Torrential Outpour Blues" - Icky Thump (5:29)
5. My Bloody Valentine - "When You Sleep" - Loveless (4:11)
6. Cocteau Twins - "Heaven Or Las Vegas" - Heaven Or Las Vegas (4:56)
7. John Lennon - "#9 Dream" - Walls And Bridges (4:45)
8. The Flaming Lips - "In The Morning Of The Magicians" - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (6:17)
9. The Pretty Things - "Defecting Grey" - S.F. Sorrow (Bonus Tracks) (4:28)
10. King Crimson - "I Talk To The Wind" - In The Court Of The Crimson King (6:03)
11. Blind Melon - "No Rain" - Blind Melon (3:35)
12. The Moody Blues - "Floating" - To Our Children's Children's Children (3:00)
13. Radiohead - "In Limbo" - Kid A (3:30)
14. Beck - "Runners Dial Zero" - Mutations (Import) (4:02)
15. Genesis - "The Carpet Crawlers" - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (5:02)
16. Massive Attack - "Exchange" - Mezzanine (4:11)
17. Moby - "Porcelain" - Play (3:59)

Total runtime: 77:21



Forum name: AtomicBono



AtomicBono's Desert Island V: Surviving Another Summer

I had no theme in mind when creating this playlist. It's simply a list of songs I love that I think flows well. I did end up dividing it into sections in a vaguely thematic way, but I want this to be viewed as one big playlist - I just think it's easier to split it up in case people don't have enough time to listen to it as a whole. I don't expect people to love every song on this list, but hopefully the sheer diversity of music will be appreciated. There should be something for everyone.

Let's Stay Up All Night (Things Start Out Alright)

1. Dropkick Murphys - "I'm Shipping Up To Boston" - The Departed Soundtrack (2:34)
2. Rage Against the Machine - "Testify" - The Battle of Los Angeles (3:31)
3. U2 - "Last Night On Earth" - Pop (4:46)
4. Dungeon Family - "Emergency" - Even In Darkness (5:03)
5. Brazilian Girls - "Jique" - Talk To La Bomb (4:15)
6. M.I.A. - "Paper Planes" - Kala (3:25)
7. Thrice - "Firebreather" - The Alchemy Index Vols 1&2: Fire and Water (4:24)

Nostalgia, Pt. 1 (Remember When...)

8. Arcade Fire - "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)" - Funeral (4:48)
9. Explosions in the Sky - "A Song For Our Fathers" - How Strange, Innocence (5:44)
10. These Arms Are Snakes - "Child Chicken Play" - Easter (3:14)
11. A Perfect Kiss - "D-Up!" - The Olympians (5:33)
12. The Stills - "Gender Bombs" - Logic Will Break Your Heart (4:00)
13. Lupe Fiasco - "Sunshine" - Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor (3:56)
14. The Decemberists - "Summersong" - The Crane Wife (3:31)
15. The Honorary Title - "Everything I Once Had " - Anything Else But the Truth (3:49)

What Happened? (We Used to Be...)

16. Coheed & Cambria - "Welcome Home" - Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV, Vol. 1: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness (6:15)
17. Foo Fighters - "My Hero" - The Colour and the Shape (4:22)
18. Norma Jean - "Cemetery Like A Stage" - Redeemer (4:27)
19. Sonic Youth - "Kissability" - Daydream Nation (3:09)
20. We Are Scientists - "It's a Hit" - With Love and Squalor (3:27)
21. Ferris the Destroyer - "Dress Up Paper Air Planes" - Ferris the Destroyer (3:47)
22. The Fall of Troy - "I Just Got This Symphony Goin'" - Doppelganger (4:09)
23. He is Legend - "China White (End Scene)" - I Am Hollywood (4:27)

...Something Beautiful (And Alive)

24. Dinosaur Jr. - "Sludgefeast" - You're Living All Over Me (5:17)
25. Radiohead - "Bodysnatchers" - In Rainbows (4:02)
26. Beltane - "Skip the Overture" - Beltane (3:54)
27. The Academy Is... - "Seed" - Santi (4:18)
28. Bloc Party - "Tulips" - Tulips (Single) (3:42)
29. Minus the Bear - "Absinthe Party At The Fly Honey Warehouse" - Highly Refined Pirates (5:24)

Nostalgia, Pt. 2 (It's Over)

30. mewithoutYou - "Gentleman" - [A--> B] Life (2:50)
31. Say Anything - "Admit It!!!" - ...Is A Real Boy (6:12)
32. Tokyo Police Club - "Listen To The Math" - Elephant Shell (2:58)
33. Lostprophets - "Last Summer" - Start Something (4:07)
34. The Number Twelve Looks Like You - "Jay Walking Backwards" - Mongrel (5:25)
35. Botch - "C. Thomas Howell As The "Soul Man"" - We Are The Romans (4:44)
36. M83 - "Run Into Flowers" - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts (4:12)
37. The Sleeping Years - "Islands" - We're Becoming Islands One By One (6:07)



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Good luck, AB.
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Two of the best lists, but I give the edge to LeMel.

I think these are probably the two that should advance out of this group.
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LM. Again, it was just more my style.
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Good luck, AB.
Thanks, you too, though it looks like I'm gonna need luck more

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Two of the best lists, but I give the edge to LeMel.

I think these are probably the two that should advance out of this group.
nice, I'm glad you liked mine too. I agree that ElMel's is one of the best.
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Two of the best lists, but I give the edge to LeMel.

I think these are probably the two that should advance out of this group.
Yeah, what he said.

Of all of the opening sets of tracks, nothing tops AB's first 3-4 songs... then "Paper Planes" shows up later on, which is like putting icing on the awesome cake.

El-Mel's, however, is my favorite list out of anyone's this time around. It's a slim margin here, but I'd have to go with his.
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El-Mel's, however, is my favorite list out of anyone's this time around.
Really?
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I thought AB did a good job with her list, but LM has one of the best of this tournament.
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LM's list is fantastic... but AB's doesn't deserve to be losing by this much! I wish I'd looked at the results before voting.
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