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Old 10-09-2008, 01:41 PM   #1
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Desert Island V Album Game: Round 3, Match 6

Please vote for the playlist you LIKE THE MOST.

Welcome to the sixth match of the third 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 remain undefeated by virtue of his narrow 7-6 victory over GirlsAloudFan. However, GAF earns an important point by finishing within three votes.

Our sixth match has LemonMelon going up against Axver. 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: Axver


My ambitions, hobbies, and memories are tied inextricably to the Kapiti Coast region of New Zealand. In much the same way, so is this list. It reminds me of home, with doubts and questions tied up together with fondness and nostalgia. Hopefully it will evoke a reflection and a memory of somewhere for others too.

1. Pink Floyd - "Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)" - Wish You Were Here (13:40)
2. Eluvium - "An Accidental Memory In The Case Of Death" - An Accidental Memory In The Case Of Death (4:23)
3. 65 Days Of Static - "Radio Protector" - One Time For All Time (5:26)
4. Explosions In The Sky - "First Breath After Coma" - The Earth Is Not A Cold, Dead Place (9:33)
5. Solar Powered People - "Awhile" - Solar Powered People (4:21)
6. North - "Gripped & Numb" - Siberia (3:44)
7. Joy Division - "Atmosphere" - Substance (4:09)
8. The Cure - "Cold" - Pornography (4:27)
9. Camel - "Mystic Queen" - Camel (5:40)
10. Incredible Expanding Mindfuck - "Headphone Dust" - IEM (6:11)
11. The Verve - "Velvet Morning" - Urban Hymns (4:57)
12. Dream Theater - "Eve" - Cleaning Out The Closet (5:11)
13. This Will Destroy You - "Happiness: We're In This Together" - Young Mountain (8:36)
14. Pure Reason Revolution - "Aeropause" - The Dark Third (5:46)
15. The Shadows - "Kon-Tiki" - The Final Collection (1:55)
16. Goblin Mix - "The Water" - Goblin Mix (4:23)
17. U2 - "A Sort Of Homecoming" - The Unforgettable Fire (5:28)
18. Subterranean Masquerade - "Kind Of A Blur" - Suspended Animation Dreams (3:12)
19. Yndi Halda - "We Flood Empty Lakes" - Enjoy Eternal Bliss (11:44)
20. Caspian - "Loft" - You Are The Conductor (6:14)
21. Bailter Space - "Make" - Robot World (3:34)
22. Ride - "Nowhere" - Nowhere (5:22)
23. Crowded House - "Private Universe" - Together Alone (5:39)
24. No-Man - "Mahler" - Days In The Trees (7:03)
25. Porcupine Tree - "Half Light" - Lazarus single (6:20)
26. Passengers - "Beach Sequence" - Original Soundtracks 1 (3:31)
27. Alcest - "Tir Nan Og" - Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde (6:10)

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Fuck. I have no idea how the hell I'm going to vote here. Both of these are just too good to lose.

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I went with Axver's. I enjoyed his from beginning to end slightly more.
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Even though I really enjoyed some of the instrumentals on Axver's list like This Will Destroy You for example, I still thought it was too heavy on instrumentals. ElMel has more specific songs I enjoy. So he gets my vote.
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Something tells me LM might win this one, so I'll hold off for now. If he's comfortably ahead, I may give my vote to Axver, because he would deserve it.

If it's close, then I don't know.
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These are two really great lists. No doubt about it. But I'm giving the edge to LM here.
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How well I've done in the past couple of matches is irrelevant here. This one is hugely important, and will probably go down to the wire. Axver has a very strong list this time, and I wish him good luck.

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Good luck, LM. You should win strongly, and fair enough, since your list is very well put together indeed.
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I'm going with elmel. I may not have liked his first disc a whole lot, but the second disc more than makes up for it.

Ax, your list is good, and it's great background, the problem is that it's very similar throughout, like I mentioned to you. Still great job
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At this point, it's obvious that LM will win this match, so to help with his vote differential, I'll be voting for Axver here. It's the least I can do - this match is a draw for me.

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