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Old 04-28-2008, 10:58 AM   #1
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Desert Island IV Album Game: Round 4, Match 3

Please vote for the tracklisting you LIKE THE MOST.

Welcome to the third match of the fourth round of the Interference Desert Island Game IV! 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.

In Round 3's seventh match, phanan remained undefeated by holding off Irishteen/Lemonchick, 12-8.

Here in Match 3 of Round 4, Axver looks to rebound from last round's loss, but will need a victory over Group 2's leader, PlaTheGreat/the rockin edge, to do so. Below are their playlists.

If you don't know the songs, or wish to hear how each tracklisting flows, feel free to check out the Desert Island website.

Forum name: Axver


This tracklist aims to create an artistic sketch of life's dark and bleak undercurrents. It exists in the shadows and on the margins. It is not designed to engage or to attract, but to create a desolate aesthetic through the use of various stylistic representations of the mournful, melancholic, and despondent facets of existence. It loosely traces a mental progression into an unfathomable abyss. It opens with the realisation of life's fleeting worthlessness and a lament for things of meaning that have been lost - bridges burnt, love interests extinguished, friends neglected, and family abandoned. It proceeds to grapple for hope, for resurrection, and to rekindle the fires that sustained a naive and youthful charade of meaningfulness. The fire merely consumes the dreams. There is nothing left but despair - no escape, whether through the natural, the intellectual, the hallucinogenic, or even death. Death is as futile as life. This leads to the final realisation - that it is not so much staying alive but staying human that is important. And by this point, humanity is lost forever in the abyss.

These are the shadows that gnaw upon existence.

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1. Pink Floyd - "Time" - Dark Side Of The Moon (7:06)
2. God Is An Astronaut - "Suicide By Star" - All Is Violent, All Is Bright (4:38)
3. The Triffids - "The Seabirds" - Born Sandy Devotional (3:20)
4. Blackfield - "End Of The World" - Blackfield II (5:13)
5. Riverside - "Out Of Myself" - Out Of Myself (3:44)
6. The Terminals - "Uncoffined" - Cul-De-Sac (3:54)
7. Subterranean Masquerade - "No Place Like Home" - Suspended Animation Dreams (7:59)
8. Marillion - "Jigsaw" - Fugazi (6:49)
9. Green Carnation - "The Burden Is Mine ... Alone" - The Acoustic Verses (3:15)
10. U2 - "Wake Up Dead Man" - Pop (4:52)
11. Able Tasmans - "The Theory Of Continual Disappointment" - Hey, Spinner! (5:12)
12. Martin Phillipps - "Small Spark" - Sketch Book Volume 1 (4:24)
13. The Sisters Of Mercy - "Some Kind Of Stranger" - First And Last And Always (7:16)
14. Ride - "Dreams Burn Down" - Nowhere (6:06)
15. Joy Division - "Twenty Four Hours" - Closer (4:26)
16. Russian Circles - "You Already Did" - Enter (8:14)
17. The Sea, Like Lead - "Anticline/Syncline" - EP Split with Belegost (7:00)
18. Anathema - "Empty" - Alternative 4 (3:00)
19. Agalloch - "I Am The Wooden Doors" - The Mantle (6:11)
20. Arcturus - "Nightmare Heaven" - The Sham Mirrors (6:05)
21. Jesu - "Friends Are Evil" - Jesu (9:43)
22. Long Distance Calling - "The Very Last Day" - DMNSTRTN (11:05)
23. Sculptured - "Our Illuminated Tomb" - The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled (7:25)
24. The Cure - "Untitled" - Disintegration (6:26)
25. Porcupine Tree - "Collapse The Light Into Earth" - In Absentia (5:54)

Total length: 2:29:17

Forum name: PlaTheGreat/the rockin edge

1. U2 – “The Unforgettable Fire” – The Unforgettable Fire (4:55)
2. Snow Patrol – “Somewhere A Clock Is Ticking” – Final Straw (4:34)
3. Oasis – “Little by Little” – Heathen Chemistry (4:06)
4. The Verve – “Bittersweet Symphony” – Urban Hymns (5:54)

Gratuit Esprit
5. Smashing Pumpkins – “Mayonnaise” – Siamese Dream (5:49)
6. The Police – “King of Pain” – Synchronicity (4:59)
7. Marvin Gaye – “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)” – What’s Going On (3:18)
8. George Harrison – “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth) – Living in the Material World (3:35)
9. Barenaked Ladies – “Lovers In A Dangerous Time” – All Their Greatest Hits 1991 – 2001 (4:06)
10. Queen – “Don’t Stop Me Now” – Greatest Hits 1 (3:30)
11. Grand Funk Railroad – “I’m Your Captain/Closer To Home” – Closer To Home (10:09)

Bending Spoons
12. Muse – “Stockholm Syndrome” – Absolution (4:58)
13. R.E.M. – “The Great Beyond” – In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 (5:07)
14. Crowded House – “Fingers of Love” – Live Album (5:02)
15. Dave Matthews Band – “The Space Between” – Everyday (4:04)
16. The Flaming Lips – “The Sound Of Failure/It’s Dark… Is It Always This Dark??” – At War With The Mystics (7:18)
17. Pink Floyd – “High Hopes” – The Division Bell (8:32)

Don’t Even Hesitate
18. Coldplay – “Trouble” – Parachutes (4:34)
19. Tori Amos – “Winter” – Little Earthquakes (5:42)
20. Peter Gabriel – “Mercy Street” – So (6:21)
21. Radiohead – “Fake Plastic Trees” – The Bends (4:51)
22. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Slow Cheetah” – Stadium Arcadium – JUPITER (5:20)

A Movement, A Moment
23. The Beatles – “Here Comes The Sun” – Abbey Road (3:06)
24. Herbert Von Karajan: Vienna Philharmonic – “Jupiter, The Bringer of Jolity” – Holst: Planets/R. Strauss: Don Juan (7:41)
25. Antonio Vivaldi – “Concerto No 4 in F minor – ‘L’inverno: I. Allegro non molto” – The Four Seasons (3:27)
26. The City of Prague Philharmonic – “Dragonheart – Main Themes” – 100 Greatest Film Themes (4:33)
27. Ludwig van Beethoven – “Moonlight Sonata” – Classics for the Heart (5:31)

28. Jeff Beck – “A Day In The Life” – At B.B. King Blues Club & Grill New York (9/10/2003) (5:08)
29. The Cure – “Pictures Of You” – Disentegration (7:29(
30. Ringo Starr – “Photograph” – VH1 Storytellers: Ringo Starr (4:12)
31. Elton John – “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (3:13)

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Old 04-28-2008, 10:59 AM   #2
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phillyfan26 is out of town for a week and has requested his vote be manually added to the matches he misses.

For this match, pfan's vote goes to PlaTheGreat/the rockin edge.

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This one is close for me.
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PLA/TRE easily the best playlist in this group overall
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PLA/TRE - awesome
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:54 PM   #8
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this is hard...a lot of pla/tre's is more my taste because it's stuff I'm familiar with, but I really appreciate the mood axver set with his, and even though I didn't like all of it, there were definitely some cool songs I never would have heard otherwise, so I'm goin with the Ax on this round
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Pla/Tre not only made a list of songs that I really liked, but put it together well.
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A real toughie, but Axver's just steals it for me.

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