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Old 08-14-2007, 01:12 PM   #1
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Desert Island III Album Game: Round 2, Heat 3

Please vote for the tracklisting you LIKE THE MOST.

Welcome to the third heat of the second round of the Interference Desert Island Game III! 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.

Current standings will be displayed in the Heat 4 thread of Round 2.

AtomicBono and Bonos_Lemon go at it in Heat 3. Below are the tracklistings.

If you don't know the songs, or wish to hear how each tracklisting flows, leave your e-mail address and we'll help you out.

Forum name: AtomicBono

To encompass the variety of music I listen to, I decided to go with two distinct moods for this playlist. The songs on the first disc, Disorder, are generally aggressive and urgent, cutting to the bone. This was the list for the generally faster, harder music I listen to. The awesome assault of "Spanish Castle Magic" sets the tone (note how it doesn't sound at all dated next to a Rage Against the Machine track). The more dreamy closer of "On & On" provides a perfect segue into the second disc, . ..Into a Dream, which is a much more mellow, atmospheric collection. "A Different Kind of Blue" was used to introduce the disc as such, and I couldn't imagine "A Day In The Life" anywhere on the list except as the last track. Ultimately, I tried to pick songs that went together well but were also some of my favourites. Despite the diversity of the list, I wanted it to feel like one cohesive collection. My hope is that people will listen to this and see that, and maybe check out some artists they wouldn't have otherwise.


1. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - "Spanish Castle Magic" - Axis: Bold as Love (3:05)
2. Rage Against the Machine - "Killing in the Name" - Rage Against the Machine (5:14)
3. Chevelle - "The Clincher" - This Type of Thinking Could Do Us In (3:43)
4. Mos Def - "Zimzallabim" - The New Danger (3:41)
5. Muse - "Hysteria" - Absolution (3:47)
6. Tool - "Parabola" - Lateralus (6:03)
7. Bloc Party - "Pioneers" - Silent Alarm (3:34)
8. Interpol - "Say Hello to the Angels" - Turn On the Bright Lights (4:28)
9. Tokyo Police Club - "Be Good" - A Lesson In Crime (2:04)
10. Editors - "Munich" - The Back Room (3:46)
11. Television - "See No Evil" - Marquee Moon (3:53)
12. The Fall of Troy - "Whacko Jacko Steals the Elephant Man's Bones" - Doppelgänger (4:50)
13. Deftones - "Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)" - Around the Fur (5:08)
14. Sunny Day Real Estate - "Snibe" - The Rising Tide (4:29)
15. U2 - "Discotheque" - Pop (5:21)
16. Organized Konfusion - "Bring It On" - Stress: The Extinction Agenda (3:18)
17. Alien Ant Farm - "Drifting Apart" - truANT (2:56)
18. Joy Division - "Disorder" - Unknown Pleasures (3:43)
19. Film School - "On & On" - Film School (5:39)

Total runtime: 78:23

...Into a Dream

1. Passengers - "A Different Kind of Blue" - Original Soundtracks 1 (2:01)
2. Amusement Parks on Fire - "Vensosa" - Amusement Parks on Fire (4:22)
3. Porcupine Tree - "Trains" - In Absentia (5:56)
4. Wilco - "Wishful Thinking" - A Ghost is Born (4:41)
5. Bang Gang - "Find What You Get" - Something Wrong (3:28)
6. Keane - "Nothing In My Way" - Under the Iron Sea (4:00)
7. Dredg - "Same Ol' Road" - El Cielo (5:14)
8. Radiohead - "Climbing Up The Walls" - OK Computer (5:14)
9. Joseph Arthur - "Can't Exist" - Our Shadows Will Remain (4:08)
10. Outkast - "Da Art of Storytellin' (Part II)" - Aquemini (2:48)
11. Smashing Pumpkins - "Set the Ray to Jerry" - Rarities and B-Sides (4:10)
12. TV On the Radio - "Staring at the Sun" - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (3:26)
13. Pleasant Grove - "Impossible" - The Art of Leaving (6:00)
14. Cee-Lo - "Sometimes" - Cee Lo Green... Is the Soul Machine (5:06)
15. Bright Eyes - "Coat Check Dream Song" - Cassadaga (4:11)
16. The Velvet Underground - "Stephanie Says" - Peel Slowly and See (2:56)
17. Sigur Rós - "Gong" - Takk... (5:35)
18. The Beatles - "A Day In The Life" - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (5:33)

Total runtime: 78:44

Forum name: Bonos_Lemon

Are Euphoria?

I approached this playlist with no real idea for
theme, I merely picked some of my favorite songs by
many of my favorite artists and made them flow. As I
was looking for an image to define my playlist, I
realized why these particular songs were my favorites;
they stir something inside me and this entire
arrangement is a drool worthy euphoric experience for
my ears. Many of my selections, I noticed, are songs
that begin slowly, building into something grand and I
feel that this image presents both the mellow and
energetic aspects of my playlist. So as you listen to
these songs I ask, are euphoria?

1. Bright Eyes - "Road to Joy" - I'm Wide Awake, It's
Morning (3:54)
2. Streetlight Manifesto - "Everything Went Numb" -
Everything Goes Numb (3:29)
3. Modest Mouse - "Dance Hall" - Good News For People
Who Love Bad News (2:57)
4. ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead -
"Wasted State of Mind" - So Divided (5:24)
5. Thrice - "Of Dust and Nations" - Vheissu (4:52)
6. AFI - "...But Home is Nowhere" - Sing the Sorrow
7. The Receiving End of Sirens - "Planning a Prison
Break" - Between the Heart and The Synapse (5:18)
8. Shiny Toy Guns - "Stripped" - We Are Pilots (3:30)
9. VNV Nation - "Beloved" - Futureperfect (7:24)
10. Blaqk Audio - "Stiff Kittens" - CexCells (3:45)
11. Joy Division - "Shadowplay" - Unknown Pleasures
12. Interpol - "Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always
Down" - Turn On the Bright Lights (6:27)
13. Cold War Kids - "Hang Me Up To Dry" - Up In Rags
14. Placebo - "Space Monkey" - Meds (3:53)
15. Kate Bush - "Running Up That Hill" - Hounds of
Love (4:59)
16. The Killers - "All These Things That I've Done" -
Hot Fuss (5:01)
17. Jack's Mannequin - "Bruised" - Everything in
Transit (4:04)
18. Klaxons - "Golden Skans" - Myths of the Near
Future (2:45)
19. Bloc Party - "Luno" - Silent Alarm (3:57)
20. Brand New - "The Archers Bows Have Broken" - The
Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me (4:14)
21. The Arcade Fire - "Neighborhood #2 (Laika)" -
Funeral (3:32)
22. David Bowie - "Rebel, Rebel" - Diamond Dogs (4:30)
23. Hot Hot Heat - "Talk to Me, Dance With Me" - Make
Up the Breakdown (2:47)
24. The Smiths - "Frankly, Mr. Shankly" - The Queen Is
Dead (2:19)
25. The Decemberists - "Sixteen Military Wives" -
Picaresque (4:54)
26. Wilco - "Heavy Metal Drummer" - Yankee Hotel
Foxtrot (3:09)
27. Muse - "Bliss" - Origin of Symmetry (4:12)
28. Editors - "You Are Fading" - Rarities (4:30)
29. The Postal Service - "The District Sleeps Alone
Tonight" - Give Up (4:43)
30. U2 - "Gloria" - October (4:12)
31. Snow Patrol - "Make This Go On Forever" - Eyes
Open (5:47)
32. Gary Jules - "Mad World" - Donnie Darko Soundtrack
33. Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Otherside" -
Californication (4:17)
34. Third Eye Blind - "Motorcycle Drive By" - Third
Eye Blind (4:22)
35. Madonna - "X-Static Process" - American Life
36. Dustin Kensrue -"Consider the Ravens" - Please
Come Home (4:15)
37. Death Cab For Cutie - "I Will Follow You Into the
Dark" - Plans (3:09)
38. Simon and Garfunkel - "The Boxer" - Bridge Over
Troubled Water (5:10)

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Both playlists have great ideas going and interesting structures. I adore what Bono's Lemon was attempting as well as what AtomicBono was doing. To me it came down to the concepts and flow. AtomicBono did a fanastic job in both departments. Bono's Lemon was the same way. Both were daring. AtomicBono was just a little better at those two. She has my vote.

You both did a wonderful job and I appreciate your daring. Good luck through the rest of the game.

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Can I just flip a coin?

I loved parts of both of these lists and some parts just fell through for me, so it's really hard to decide.
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This is going to be the only time either of us are evenly matched, looking forward to the results!
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Bonos_Lemon for me.
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AtomicBono for me. It has greater scope and Spanish Castle Magic.

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We're tied, I knew this would be a close match!
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:20 PM   #8
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Originally posted by Bonos_Lemon
We're tied, I knew this would be a close match!
yeah, like we said before ours rock too much for interference

good luck, as you know i really enjoyed your playlist the Thrice song is fuckin tight and the Klaxons song was cool too, and those were two bands I probably wouldn't have checked out otherwise. and of course I knew a lot of the bands/songs on the list and theyre awesome, and it flowed well for such a diverse list.

also your album cover is baller. I wish it were larger though. that's a cool image imo
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After re-listening to them both, I think Atomic's mood/flow was better for me than Bono's_Lemon's, since my like/dislike of the songs were about the same.

Good lists for both though, especially on the "being exposed to new shit" meter.
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I voted Bono's Lemon, as it's overall closer to my tastes. But Atomic Bono has lots of good songs, especially in the second half.
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I picked Atomic Bono's

I really liked both playlists but this one was more to my taste
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Tough call here, but I went with Bonos_Lemon. Over the slightest of margins, though. Both playlists are just about even...

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