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Old 02-09-2007, 08:05 AM   #1
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Desert Island Game II: Qualifying Round 1

Please vote for the tracklisting you LIKE THE MOST.

Welcome to the first round 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.

Due to how successful the tournament was the first time we did it and the level of interest this time around, we have chosen to expand the tournament from 16 competitors to 24. This, of course, meant the structure of the tournament had to be changed a bit. Essentially, the 8 heats --> 4 quarter finals --> 2 semi-finals --> 1 final format has been augmented. Preceding the eight heats are twelve qualifying rounds, where two contestants face off for a place in the heats. The twelve winners progress to the heats, while the twelve losers are left to battle it out for the four remaining places via a series of repechages. Once we have our sixteen qualifiers, the tournament will progress as it did last time.

In this first round, tracklistings made by GibsonGirl and Axver face off against each other. 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: GibsonGirl

1. Dire Straits - "Down To The Waterline" - Dire Straits (4:00)
2. Queen - "The Millionaire Waltz" - A Day At The Races (4:54)
3. The Clash - "Death Or Glory" - London Calling (3:55)
4. The Rolling Stones - "Paint It Black" - Forty Licks (3:47)
5. U2 - "A Sort Of Homecoming" - The Unforgettable Fire (5:28)
6. The Arcade Fire - "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)" - Funeral (4:48)
7. Broken Social Scene - "Cause=Time" - You Forgot It In People (5:30)
8. The Beatles - "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" - Abbey Road (7:47)
9. The Smiths - "The Queen Is Dead (Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty)" - The Queen Is Dead (6:24)
10. Echo And The Bunnymen - "Show Of Strength" - Heaven Up Here (4:51)
11. Joy Division - "Colony" - Closer (3:55)
12. Television - "Friction" - Marquee Moon (4:42)
13. Muse - "Hysteria" - Absolution (3:47)
14. Led Zeppelin - "Achilles Last Stand" - Presence (10:23)
15. Pure Reason Revolution - "Aeropause" - The Dark Third (5:46)
16. Pink Floyd - "Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI-IX)" - Wish You Were Here (12:31)
17. Anathema - "Emotional Winter" - Judgement (5:54)
18. Radiohead - "How To Disappear Completely" - Kid A (5:56)
19. Sigur Rós - "Sæglópur" - Takk... (7:38)
20. Feist - "Lonely Lonely" - Let It Die (4:09)
21. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - "I Want You" - Blood & Chocolate (6:44)
22. Wilco - "Via Chicago" - Summerteeth (5:33)
23. Passengers - "Miss Sarajevo" - Original Soundtracks 1 (5:40)
24. Red Hot Chili Peppers - "My Friends" - One Hot Minute (4:02)
25. Nick Drake - "Fly" - Bryter Layter (3:00)
26. John Lennon - "Working Class Hero" - The Very Best Of John Lennon (3:51)
27. DeVotchKa - "This Place Is Haunted" - How It Ends (3:19)
28. The Doors - "The End" - The Best Of The Doors (11:44)

Total runtime: 2:39:58 (159:58)

Forum name: Axver

Axver writes: For this tournament, I chose to follow a different route than last time, partly due to the ban on repeating songs and partly due to my own desire not to be thematically repetitive and to look at my submission from a different angle. Accordingly, this compilation leans more towards melodic rock, with the metal element of the last submission almost entirely absent and the prog element viewed a new way, seeking to show the genre is not about soulless excess. The compilation is not designed to present a journey or work towards a specific point, but to provide a broad sampling of different moods and themes within a cohesive whole. It can accordingly be enjoyed in full or dealt with in thematic portions appropriate to the listener's mood. There are moments of hope, of politics, of tenderness, of cynicism, of joy, of regret, and a conclusion of sheer beauty in the form of Porcupine Tree's The Rest Will Flow. I feel that this is accordingly an ideal desert island compilation: the moods someone stranded on such an island would feel are diverse and can be addressed by various segments of the tracklisting, and the full effect provides masterfully crafted musical accompaniment to the experience both of the desert island and life in general.

1. Anathema - "Release" - A Fine Day To Exit (5:47)
2. Marillion - "Kayleigh" (7" edit) - Misplaced Childhood (3:33)
3. Pure Reason Revolution - "Nimos And Tambos" - The Dark Third, US edition (3:44)
4. Muse - "Hysteria" - Absolution (3:47)
5. Rush - "A Passage To Bangkok" - 2112 (3:35)
6. Spock's Beard - "Skin" - Day For Night (4:01)
7. Delays - "Wanderlust" - Faded Seaside Glamour (3:58)
8. Mew - "The Zookeeper's Boy" - And The Glass Handed Kites (4:43)
9. U2 - "Treasure (Whatever Happened To Pete The Chop?)" - New Year's Day single (3:24)
10. Crowded House - "Mean To Me" - Crowded House (3:15)
11. The Chills - "Double Summer" - Soft Bomb (3:13)
12. Dave Dobbyn - "Beside You" - Overnight Success (3:43)
13. Dream Theater - "A Mind Beside Itself III: The Silent Man" - Awake (3:47)
14. Blackfield - "Christenings" - Blackfield II (4:37)
15. Neil Finn - "Last One Standing" - Try Whistling This (3:04)
16. The Go-Betweens - "Streets Of Your Town" - Bellavista Terrace: Best Of The Go-Betweens (3:38)
17. Midnight Oil - "Forgotten Years" - 20,000 Watt RSL (4:22)
18. The Police - "Invisible Sun" - Ghost In The Machine (3:44)
19. The Verve - "A New Decade" - A Northern Soul (4:12)
20. Platypus - "Oh God" - Ice Cycles (4:16)
21. Hum - "Green To Me" - Downward Is Heavenward (3:55)
22. The Devin Townsend Band - "Slow Me Down" - Accelerated Evolution (4:35)
23. Joy Division - "Transmission" - Heart And Soul (3:37)
24. The Clean - "Thumbs Off" - Anthology (2:58)
25. Television - "See No Evil" - Marquee Moon (3:49)
26. The Cure - "Fire In Cairo" - Three Imaginary Boys (3:40)
27. Split Enz - "I Got You" - True Colours (3:30)
28. The Who - "Pinball Wizard" - Tommy (3:01)
29. Pinback - "Prog" - Blue Screen Life (4:02)
30. Orphaned Land - "Building The Ark" - Mabool (5:02)
31. Transatlantic - "We All Need Some Light" - SMPT:e (5:44)
32. REM - "Driver 8" - Fables Of The Reconstruction (3:24)
33. Queen - "Long Away" - A Day At The Races (3:33)
34. Straitjacket Fits - "Sparkle That Shines" - Hail (3:57)
35. Ride - "Vapour Trail" - Nowhere (4:18)
36. The Shadows - "Wonderful Land" - The Final Collection (2:06)
37. The Wonder Stuff - "Caught In My Shadow" - Never Loved Elvis (3:48)
38. Wolverine - "Hiding" - Still (4:14)
39. Nick Drake - "From The Morning" - Pink Moon (2:30)
40. Joe Satriani - "Tears In The Rain" - The Extremist (1:18)
41. Pink Floyd - "Summer '68" - Atom Heart Mother (5:29)
42. Porcupine Tree - "The Rest Will Flow" - Lightbulb Sun (3:24)

Total runtime: 2:40:00 (160:00)

UP NEXT: Liamcool vs Screwtape2

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And in time, someone (probably me ...) will make a diagram of the competition's format and a link to it will be in this spot in future rounds.

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Oh yeah, and vote Axver!

I would argue that Straitjacket Fits' Sparkle That Shines and particularly Porcupine Tree's The Rest Will Flow are the two most beautiful songs in the entire contest.
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Damnit, I'm losing already?

Ah well, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. But if anyone votes for me, I will send you chocolate*!

*Disclaimer: chocolate will only be sent upon receipt of $1,000.
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yay the contest is finally underway
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Avxer got my vote, but I must thank you both for introducing me to Pure Reason Revolution....I'm enjoying them quite a bit
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Damn, I forgot to register for this shit. My superior taste in music surely would have catapulted me into first place.

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Avxer got my vote, but I must thank you both for introducing me to Pure Reason Revolution....I'm enjoying them quite a bit
I downloaded Pure Reason Revolution a while back. There are some parts I love, and other parts I'm still getting used to, but overall I'm liking the sound.

Although I don't like how the U.S. version is different from the U.K. one.
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How do they differ?
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The song that's on Axver's playlist (Nimos and Tambos) is on the U.S. version, but not on the U.K. one.

In place of it on the U.K. one is Exact Colour.

Also, Trembling Willows is not on the U.S. version.

I think that's it, although I could be wrong. Axver probably knows for sure.
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Ah well I think I just downloaded the whole of the UK version...do you prefer the UK version then?
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Yes, that's what I have. So it was cool to get that song from Axver's list because I didn't have it yet.
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When do the polls close for each round?

I'd be interested in getting some of the links if I knew I'd have some time to listen to them all.

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Both lists are very very good. But I have to go with Gibby this time. Sorry Axver.
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Yeah, both lists are awesome. It's a shame one of them has to leave the competition so early... I voted for GG, just because I identify myself with her list more than with Ax's
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