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Old 04-29-2007, 02:39 AM   #1
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Desert Island Album Game II: Quarter Final 2 (correct thread)

Please vote for the tracklisting you LIKE THE MOST.

Welcome to the second quarter final of the Interference Desert Island Game II! 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.

Our first semi-finalist is LemonMacPhisto, who defeated GibsonGirl 18-11 in the first quarter final.

This quarter final will determine who shall meet LMP, and it is between Lancemc and Bono's shades. Below, you will find their tracklistings. If you are unfamiliar with the songs included, we can help you hear them! Just leave your e-mail address.

THE TRACKLISTINGS!

Forum name: Lancemc

Lancemc writes: My playlist was originally envisioned as a showcase for the beauty of music. It included the entirety of Beethoven's 5th Symphony spread out throughout the playlist. It opened with Beck's Sexx Laws, and followed with the first two movements. It was funny. The third movement divided the playlist in half, and the final movement closed the playlist, with R.E.M.'s "Find the River" as a sort of Coda at the very end. I thought it was beautiful, and probably a more cohesive playlist than what I'm currently offering. It worked well as a solid unit. But the problem was that I could only fit in like 25 other songs. I needed more. That and the fact that a lot of people probably wouldn't appreciate 50 minutes of classical music, and that would probably hurt my chances in the competition. So I scratched the idea, and started anew. This time I just tried to fit in as many songs I could from my favorite artists. The songs I selected aren't necessarily my favorite song from each individual artist, but I feel they represent everything I love about each artist as a whole (also keeping in mind the time constraints, which limited my choices a bit). Then I did my best to make a listenable 160 minute playlist out of all this junk. Not a whole lot changed as far order goes once I had my artists in line. Specific songs continued to switch in and out during the whole process though. And a few quick deadline decisions were made just hours before I finalized the playlist (including swapping R.E.M's "I Believe" for "Electrolite", Bob Dylan's "Simple Twist of Fate" for "Shelter From the Storm", Pink Floyd's "Sheep" for "Time", and the very late addition of a Wilco track). Overall, I think this current incarnation is the best my playlist has ever sounded, though I could probably continue to tweak it forever. Why is my playlist the best? Well, I tried to keep it accessible, with some of the most beautiful song's I've ever known. I let a few odd balls in, like the Sugarcubes and Brian Eno tracks, but they're good for depth. And I couldn't possibly think of a better way to end such an epic musical journey than with The Boss's most beautiful song, "New York City Serenade". So sit back, relax, enjoy the rockers when they come, and enjoy my music.

1. Beck - "The Golden Age" - Sea Change (4:38)
2. The Who - "5:15" - Quadrophenia (4:59)
3. Led Zeppelin - "When The Levee Breaks" - IV (7:07)
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Get on Top" - Californication (3:18)
5. Rilo Kiley - "I Never" - More Adventurous (4:33)
6. George Harrison - "Wah-Wah" - All Things Must Pass (5:39)
7. Bob Dylan - "Shelter From the Storm" - Blood on the Tracks (5:02)
8. Daniel Lanois - "The Maker" - Arcadie (4:13)
9. Elvis Costello - "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" - Armed Forces (3:46)
10. The Decemberists - "July, July!" - Castaways and Cutouts (2:53)
11. The Pixies - "Debaser" - Doolittle (2:52)
12. David Bowie - "Teenage Wildlife" - Scary Monsters (6:56)
13. Radiohead - "No Surprises" - OK Computer (3:48)
14. Modest Mouse - "Gravity Ride Everything" - The Moon and Antarctica (4:19)
15. The Beatles - "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" - Rubber Soul (2:05)
16. The Flaming Lips - "Do You Realize?" - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (3:32)
17. Brian Eno - "Everything Merges With The Night" - Another Green World (3:59)
18. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - "Nature Boy" - Abattoir Blues (4:54)
19. Talking Heads - "Life During Wartime" - Fear of Music (3:41)
20. The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy for the Devil" - Beggar's Banquet (6:18)
21. Bjork - "Human Behavior" - Debut (4:12)
22. The Arcade Fire - "Headlights Look Like Diamonds" - Us Kids Know (EP) (4:25)
23. Bright Eyes - "At The Bottom Of Everything" - I'm Wide Awake It's Morning (4:34)
24. Interpol - "Say Hello to the Angels" - Turn On The Bright Lights (4:28)
25. Wilco - "Jesus, Etc." - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (3:51)
26. The White Stripes - "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself" - Elephant (2:48)
27. PJ Harvey - "Angelene" - Is This Desire? (3:34)
28. Coldplay - "Shiver" - Parachutes (4:59)
29. Sugarcubes - "Birthday" - The Great Crossover Potential (4:00)
30. R.E.M. - "Electrolite" - New Adventures in Hi-Fi (4:05)
31. Sufjan Stevens - "Casimir Pulaski Day" - Illinoise (5:54)
32. Pink Floyd - "Time" - Dark Side of the Moon (7:06)
33. U2 - "Bad" - Live From the Point Depot (7:31)
34. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - "New York City Serenade" - The Wild, The Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle (9:55)

Total Runtime: 2:39:54

Forum name: Bono's shades

1. Led Zeppelin - "Rock & Roll" - IV (3:40)
2. The White Stripes - "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" - White Blood Cells (3:03)
3. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - "Ain't No Easy Way" - Howl (2:37)
4. Ray Charles (w/Van Morrison) - "Crazy Love" - Genius Loves Company (3:44)
5. Ike & Tina Turner - "Proud Mary" - Ultimum Maximum (2:41)
6. Aretha Franklin - "Think" - The Very Best of Aretha Franklin (2:19)
7. Funkadelic - "I'll Bet You" - Funkadelic (6:13)
8. Marvin Gaye - "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - Let's Get It On (Live) (3:58)
9. The Beatles - "Norwegian Wood" - 1962-1966 (Disc 2) (2:05)
10. The Arcade Fire - "Wake Up" - Funeral (5:35)
11. Chris Isaak - "Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing" - Forever Blue (2:54)
12. Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band - "The Promised Land" - Live 1975-1985 (Disc 2) (5:32)
13. Crowded House - "World Where You Live" - Recurring Dream (3:06)
14. The Clash - "Train In Vain (Stand By Me)" - London Calling (3:13)
15. Johnny Cash - "Personal Jesus" - American IV: The Man Comes Around (3:20)
16. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - "Into My Arms" - Best Of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (4:14)
17. Dusty Springfield - "Son of a Preacher Man" - Live at the Royal Albert Hall (3:01)
18. Elvis Costello - "Man Out of Time" - The Very Best of Elvis Costello Disc 1 (5:25)
19. Marshall Crenshaw - "Cynical Girl" - The Best of Mountain Stage Live Vol. 3 (2:41)
20. INXS - "Not Enough Time" - The Best of INXS (4:19)
21. Midnight Oil - "Blue Sky Mine" - 20,000 Watts R.S.L. (4:20)
22. Jeff Buckley - "Dream Brother" - Grace (5:26)
23. The New Pornographers - "Sing Me Spanish Techno" Twin Cinema (4:16)
24. Bob Marley & the Wailers - "Redemption Song" - Legend (3:46)
25. Spoon - "I Turn My Camera On" - Gimme Fiction (3:32)
26. Kate Bush - "Running Up That Hill" - The Whole Story (4:59)
27. Ambulance LTD - "Primitive (The Way I Treat You)" - LP (3:58)
28. The Police - "Voices Inside My Head" - Zenyatta Mondatta (3:53)
29. The Pretenders - "Brass In Pocket" - The Pretenders (3:04)
30. R.E.M. - "The One I Love" - Document (3:17)
31. Roy Orbison (w/kd lang) - "Crying" - King of Hearts (3:48)
32. Simple Minds - "See the Lights" - Real Life (4:22)
33. The Smiths - "This Charming Man" - Singles (2:44)
34. Radiohead - "Exit Music (For a Film)" - O.K. Computer (4:24)
35. Stevie Wonder - "Higher Ground" - Definitive Collection (3:11)
36. Talking Heads - "Psycho Killer" - Sand in the Vaseline Disc 1 (4:20)
37. U2 - "New Year's Day" - War (5:38)
38. Peter Gabriel - "In Your Eyes" So (5:29)
39. Blur - "Beetlebum" - Blur (5:04)
40. The Verve - "Bittersweet Symphony" - Urban Hymns (5:58)

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Ian McCulloch the U2 fan:
"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
"And as for Bono, he needs a colostomy bag for his mouth."

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Old 04-29-2007, 02:49 AM   #2
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I voted for Bono's shades. The presence of great tracks by bands such as Crowded House and Midnight Oil really swayed me. Like last time, I may have given much more consideration to casting a vote for Lance had he stuck with his original idea.
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Ian McCulloch the U2 fan:
"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
"And as for Bono, he needs a colostomy bag for his mouth."

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I like both playlists and I think these two playlists are pretty even but it really comes to down to a minor problem with the flow for me. Bono's Shades has great songs but some of the transitions are a bit awkward like Norwegian Wood into Wake Up and New Year's Day into In Your Eyes. So I went with Lancemc. The fact that it comes down to nitpicking shows just how equal these two playlists are.

Lancemc has great flow and song choices. I love how the rockers rise out of the ambient landscape. As for Bono's Shades, his playlist plays like a jukebox with great songs from multiple decades. When it comes to spreading the music out across lots of time periods, his playlist is among the best.
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this is a toughie for me! Some fave songs on both lists.
I'll have to sleep on it.
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Though I like both playlists, I vote for Lancemc. The flow is great and he has some of my favorite songs, like Jesus, Etc and Do You Realize.
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Lance's is my favorite playlist left in the tourney.
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Since these are my two favorites in the competition, I had to flip a coin.

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Bono's shades got my vote.
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bono's shades has got loads of really great songs on his playlist so
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Bono's Shades - it was a tough choice I tell ya!
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These are two of my favorite playlists in the competition. There are a lot of songs I love on Bono's shades' mix, but I think Lance has the slight edge. His arrangement of Talking Heads --> the Stones-->Bjork-->Arcade Fire is perfect, and he's got my favorite Wilco and U2 songs, as well as one of my favorite newer REM songs.
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I stood more than five minutes looking at the two setlists... Then I decided to vote for Bono's shades. But this was another very tough one.
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Shit son. This is a close race.
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These two lists are so even in my mind that I have no idea who to vote for. I'll have to listen to the flow of the songs again to help determine my vote.
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I agree with Phanan, both lists are comparable. It was a difficult decision, but I went with Lance.

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