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Old 08-21-2007, 11:07 PM   #1
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Desert Island III Album Game: Round 5, Heat 5

Please vote for the tracklisting you LIKE THE MOST.

Welcome to the fifth heat of the fifth 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.

angelordevil took the round's second heat, beating Bonos_Lemon by the score of 11-3.

Current standings will be displayed in the last thread of Round 5.

inmyplace13 and LemonMacPhisto fight for the top seed in Group 3 here. 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: inmyplace13



"Rhetoric of Place"

The past two incarnations of the Desert Island game have managed to make the
concept one of my favorite parts of Interference. I always enjoy seeing what
people have been listening to, who can create the best flows, themes, and
moods. I’ve never seen the competition as an attempt to make a playlist that
absolutely defines each era, genre, and artist to a tee. To me, this takes away
a level of personalization that comes when each playlist is uniquely your own.

"Rhetoric of Place" is a playlist that is entirely indicative of how I’m feeling
and what I’m listening to right now. I certainly hope you find something new or
reacquaint yourself with a lost love in the process of listening to it. At the
very least, I hope you enjoy some part of it, as I feel there is a little
something for everyone in it. If it goes deep in the competition, great. If it
fizzles out, that’s fine too. Whatever happens. If we’re still speaking. Pick
up the phone. Play me this song.

Disc 1:

1. Explosions in the Sky – “The Birth and Death of the Day” – All of a Sudden I
Miss Everyone (7:49)
2. The Arcade Fire – “No Cars Go” – Neon Bible (5:43)
3. The National – “Fake Empire” – Boxer (3:27)
4. U2 – “The Unforgettable Fire” – The Unforgettable Fire (4:55)
5. Death Cab For Cutie – “Passenger Seat” – Transatlanticism (3:41)
6. The Beatles – “Here Comes the Sun” – Abbey Road (3:05)
7. Beck – “Guess I’m Doing Fine” – Sea Change (4:49)
8. Cat Power – “Lived In Bars” – The Greatest (3:43)
9. Grizzly Bear – “Knife” – Yellow House (5:14)
10. Do Make Say Think – “Ontario Plates” – Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn
(7:02)
11. The Rolling Stones – “Tumbling Dice” – Forty Licks (3:46)
12. Broken Social Scene – “7/4 Shoreline” – Broken Social Scene (4:53)
13. The White Stripes – “Ball & Biscuit” – Elephant (7:18)
14. Bob Dylan – “Subterranean Homesick Blues” – Bringing It All Back Home (2:24)
15. Bright Eyes – “Tourist Trap” – Four Winds EP (5:44)
16. Nick Drake – “Horn” – Pink Moon (1:23)
17. Imogen Heap – “Hide & Seek” – Speak for Yourself (4:28)

Total runtime: 1:19:24


Disc 2:

1. Okkervil River – “Maine Island Lovers” – Down the River of Golden Dreams
(4:51)
2. Sigur Rós – “Glósóli” – Takk… (6:15)
3. Secret Machines – “Alone, Jealous, & Stoned” – Ten Silver Drops (6:46)
4. Thom Yorke – “Cymbal Rush” – The Eraser (5:14)
5. The Flaming Lips – “Feeling Yourself Disintegrate” – The Soft Bulletin
(5:17)
6. Ray LaMontagne – “Empty” – Till the Sun Turns Black (5:17)
7. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – “Mockingbirdsing” – Cold Roses (4:47)
8. Feist – “Past in Present” – The Reminder (2:54)
9. Spoon – “The Way We Get By” – Kill the Moonlight (2:41)
10. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – “Details of the War” – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
(3:30)
11. Coldplay – “Spies” - Parachutes (5:18)
12. Pink Floyd – “A Pillow of Winds” – Meddle (5:11)
13. Whiskeytown – “Jacksonville Skyline” – Pneumonia (3:01)
14. Andrew Bird – “The Supine” – Armchair Apocrypha (0:59)
15. Wilco – “Poor Places” – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (5:18)
16. Radiohead – “A Reminder” – Airbag/How Am I Driving? EP (3:51)
17. LCD Soundsystem – “All My Friends” – Sound of Silver (7:37)

Total runtime: 1:18:48




Forum name: LemonMacPhisto



Since this competition is more artistically slanted, I changed my approach to making this playlist. This playlist is structured to work as an entire body of work, two halves, or four mini-lists (or Acts. if you will), all with openers and closers, unique moods, flow, and whatever kicks ass. It was hard this time around sacrificing somewhat superior songs for other mood-enhancing, still great tracks. That being said, here’s the deal on everything. I really wanted to create a cinematic experience with this list, which feature songs from some of my favorite movies. I was also inspired greatly by Pink Floyd’s epic “Dark Side of the Moon” in how to create a list of songs that can work as an album and by themselves and also by Passengers, and how the music acts to scores for fictional films. As the list develops, the tone may change from song to song or fade into each other as one moving piece. The format is like an iPod format, but it’s structured like a mixtape, I just didn’t want to deal with the time constraints. They’re a bitch.

The transitions between the songs are important here, both musically and lyrically. Lyrical bits in some tracks might be mentioned again in another, if you listen for it you’ll catch it (“Sunken Treasure” to “Nobody Home” is a good example.) Ah, I shouldn’t have to explain all this, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about when you listen to all of this. I hope you all enjoy my playlist and especially everyone else’s, and from me, LMP, to you, I just want to thank you for listening to me and letting me be a part of your life today. Because you’ve got a good life! …You got a good life! Sorry, I couldn’t resist the Prison Mike ref, have fun listening!

(Section 1: Nothing’s Gonna Change My World)
1. Sigur Rós - “Starálfur” - Agaetis byrjun (6:47)
2. Sufjan Stevens - “Chicago” - Illinois (6:04)
3. Ray Charles - “What’d I Say? (Parts 1 & 2)” - What’d I Say - Single (5:07)
4. Jackie Wilson - “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher” - Higher and Higher (2:53)
5. The Velvet Underground - “Sweet Jane” - Loaded (4:07)
6. Bob Dylan - “The Man in Me” - New Morning (3:07)
7. Cat Stevens - “Tea for the Tillerman” - Tea for the Tillerman (1:03)
8. Bono, Brian Eno, L'Orchestra Filarmonica Di Torino, Michael Kamen & The Edge - “One” - Pavarotti and Friends (5:19)
9. Rufus Wainwright - “Agnus Dei” - Want Two (5:45)
10. The Beatles - “Across the Universe” - No One’s Gonna Change Our World (3:49)

(Section 2: A Quick One)
11. LCD Soundsystem - “All My Friends” - Sound of Silver (7:37)
12. The Bravery - “Public Service Announcement” - The Bravery (3:35)
13. The Flaming Lips - “Race for the Prize (Sacrifice of the New Scientists)” - The Soft Bulletin (4:08)
14. Blind Melon - “No Rain” - Blind Melon (3:39)
15. Queen - “You’re My Best Friend” - A Night at the Opera (2:53)
16. The White Stripes - “Rag & Bone” - Icky Thump (3:48)
17. The Who - “A Quick One, While He’s Away” - A Quick One (8:40)

(Section 2: Exitlude / Section 3: Interlude)
18. The Zombies - “The Way I Feel Inside” - Begin Here (1:27)

(Section 3: The Great Escape)
19. The Shins - “Sleeping Lessons” - Wincing the Night Away (3:58)
20. Arcade Fire - “Keep the Car Running” - Neon Bible (3:29)
21. Bright Eyes - “Four Winds” - Cassadaga (4:16)
22. The New Radicals - “Someday We’ll Know” - Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too (3:37)
23. Oasis - “Guess God Thinks I’m Abel” - Don’t Believe the Truth (3:24)
24. Wilco - “Sunken Treasure” - Being There (6:51)
25. Pink Floyd - “Nobody Home” - The Wall (3:11)
26. David Bowie - “Life on Mars?” - Hunky Dory (3:54)
27. Radiohead - “Life in a Glasshouse” - Amnesiac (4:34)

(Section 4: It Makes Me Wonder)
28. Explosions in the Sky - “The Birth and Death of the Day” - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone (7:49)
29. Smashing Pumpkins - “Stand Inside Your Love” - MACHINA / The Machines of God (4:11)
30. Modern English - “I Melt with You” - After the Snow (3:48)
31. Bruce Springsteen - “It’s Hard to Be a Saint in the City (Acoustic) - Tracks (2:55)
32. The Rolling Stones - “Gimme Shelter” - Let It Bleed (4:34)
33. Andrew Bird - “Armchairs” - Armchair Apochrypha (6:57)
34. Nick Drake - “River Man” - Five Leaves Left (4:15)
35. Led Zeppelin - “Stairway to Heaven” - Led Zeppelin IV (8:00)

Total time: 2:39:31



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This is one of the great matchups.

Both playlists are amazing so this is close. My vote goes to...InMyPlace as that second disc is better than any part of LMP's. Overall I feel that InMyPlace had a better experience as well. Good luck to both of you through the rest of the game!
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Impy. In the trifecta of indietasticness (Imp, LMP, Lance), he wins. It's such a well thought-out list. It's great.
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I also have to go with Imp. It's a beautifully constructed playlist.
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Oh my. This one's tough. I may have to listen to these tomorrow again to make a decision.
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It's going to be interesting to see how the last two groups pan out in terms of seeding.
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This was close, but I decided to go with imp13. This is a good, even contest, really.
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Well, I ended up voting imp13, but it was a razor-thin margin.
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Impster has my favorite list of the entire tourney, so it's good to see him getting his props.

I did love reading through the thread mistaking an uppercase I for a lowercase L.
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Yeah, I should have kept it lowercase.
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