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Old 06-01-2009, 10:33 AM   #1
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Desert Island VI Album Game: Round 1, Match 1

Please vote for the playlist you LIKE THE MOST.

Welcome to the first match of the first round for Interference Desert Island VI! 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.

Our schedule is as follows:

One final note: If you haven't listened to all the playlists, and you don't think you'll have time to get through them, I would urge everyone to at least review how each playlist is structured and, if possible, to check out the sequencing and flow of the songs. I'd also take the time to listen to a song by an artist you are unfamiliar with, or any song by an artist you usually dislike, as sometimes you may hear something you never thought you would have from that artist.

So with that out of the way, let's kick this thing off. Our first two lucky players are GirlsAloudFan and Irishteen. Below are their playlists.

Forum name: GirlsAloudFan

My Little Corner Of The World

pt. 1 - Bright Blessed Days, Dark Sacred Nights

1. Arctic Monkeys - "If You Found This It's Probably Too Late" - Brianstorm EP - (1:32)
2. Joey Ramone - "What A Wonderful World" - Don't Worry About Me - (2:22)
3. The Who - "I Can't Explain" - The Ultimate Collection - (2:06)
4. Phantom Planet - "Always On My Mind" - The Guest - (3:28)
5. My Morning Jacket - "Off The Record" - Z - (5:34)
6. John Lennon - "(Just Like) Starting Over" - Double Fantasy - (3:58)
7. Immaculate Machine - "Broken Ship" - Ones And Zeros - (3:33)
8. Bruce Springsteen - "The Promised Land" - Darkness on the Edge of Town - (4:29)
9. Bob Dylan - "I Want You" - Blonde on Blonde - (3:08)
10. Grateful Dead - "Friend of the Devil" - American Beauty - (3:24)
11. XTC - "Dear God" - Skylarking - (3:37)
12. Wilco - "The Late Greats" - A Ghost Is Born - (2:31)
13. The Smiths - "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" - The Sound of the Smiths - (4:05)
14. U2 - "Mothers of the Disappeared" - The Joshua Tree - (5:12)

pt. 2 - Took Some Acid Back In '99

15. Felix Mendelssohn - "Lider Ohne Worte op. 30 #6" - Mark Evan Bonds: A History of Music - (2:11)
16. Lily Allen - "LDN" - Alright, Still - (3:11)
17. Radiohead - "Planet Telex" - The Bends - (4:18)
18. The Flaming Lips - "Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus With Needles" - Clouds Taste Metallic - (3:27)
19. The Strokes - "New York City Cops" - Is This It - (3:38)
20. The Clash - "Clampdown" - London Calling - (3:51)
21. The Replacements - "I Will Dare" - Let It Be - (3:19)
22. The Libertines - "Time for Heroes" - Up The Bracket - (2:40)
23. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - "I Need To Know" - You're Gonna Get It - (2:24)
24. Garbage - "I Just Wanna Have Something To Do" - We're A Happy Family - (2:26)
25. Girls Aloud - "Hoxton Heroes" - Can't Speak French EP - (3:00)

pt. 3 - Love, Daisies and Troubadours

26. Regina Spektor - "Fidelity" - Begin to Hope - (3:47)
27. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Hysteric (Acoustic)" - It's Blitz! Deluxe Edition - (3:52)
28. The White Stripes - "You've Got Her In Your Pocket" - Elephant - (3:41)
29. R.E.M. - "Find The River" - Automatic For The People - (3:50)
30. The Beatles - "Here Comes The Sun" - Abbey Road - (3:06)
31. Jim Croce - "I Got A Name" - Best Of - (3:12)
32. Yo La Tengo - "My Little Corner of the World" - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One - (2:23)
33. Eddie Vedder - "Rise" - Into The Wild Soundtrack - (2:36)
34. Pearl Jam - "State Of Love And Trust" - MTV Unplugged - (3:54)
35. Led Zeppelin - "Thank You" - BBC Sessions - (6:38)

Total Runtime: 121 minutes, 23 seconds

Forum Name: Irishteen

To Mykonos

This playlist doesn't really have much of a theme, at least not a linear one in any sense. It's more a series of songs to do with the idea of trying to escape from somewhere and realising that nowhere is perfect not even where you dream of going. The playlist is divided into three acts but you can listen to it as a whole if you wish; the parts just represent the different moods of the playlist. I made the playlist with a crossfade on of about 4-6 seconds so that's how I imagined the flow sounding, so that's probably the optimal way to listen to it.

ACT ONE - Down in Jungleland
1 Nobuo Uematsu - "The Extreme" - Final Fantasy VIII: Original Soundtrack (06:45)
2 Explosions In The Sky - "The Birth and Death of the Day" - All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone (07:50)
3 The Flaming Lips - "Pompeii Am Götterdämmerung" - At War With The Mystics (04:22)
4 Bloc Party - "Song for Clay (Disappear Here)" - A Weekend In The City (04:50)
5 Muse - "The Small Print" - Absolution (03:29)
6 Thin Lizzy - "Róisín Dubh (Black Rose) A Rock Legend" - Black Rose (07:08)
7 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - "Bring It On" - Nocturama (05:23)
8 Gary Moore - "End Of The World" - Corridors of Power (06:54)
9 The Verve - "The Sun, The Sea" - A Storm In Heaven (05:16)
10 Bruce Springsteen - "Jungleland" - Born To Run (09:31)

ACT TWO - Visions of a Gentle Coast
11 The Boomtown Rats - "Joey's On The Street Again" - The Boomtown Rats (05:31)
12 Rodrigo Y Gabriela - "Diablo Rojo" - Rodrigo Y Gabriela (04:57)
13 David Bowie - "Time Will Crawl (MM Remix)" - Bowie:iSelect (04:22)
14 Blur - "Trouble In The Message Centre" - Parklife (04:10)
15 Fleet Foxes - "Mykonos" - Sun Giant (04:35)
16 R.E.M. - "Welcome To The Occupation" - And I Feel Fine.....The Best Of The IRS Years 82-87 Collector's Edition (02:47)
17 Secret Machines - "First Wave Intact" - Now Here Is Nowhere (09:00)
18 The Arcade Fire - "Intervention" - Neon Bible (04:19)
19 Joy Division - "Atmosphere" - Substance (04:11)
20 The Cure - "A Strange Day" - Pornography (05:04)

ACT THREE - What If?
21 Battles - "Atlas" - Mirrored (07:07)
22 Passengers - "One Minute Warning" - Original Soundtracks 1 (04:40)
23 M.I.A. - "Jimmy" - Kala (03:29)
24 Pulp - "Razzmatazz" - His 'N' Hers (03:40)
25 Björk - "Hyperballad" - Greatest Hits (05:24)
26 Frou Frou - "Let Go" - Details (04:14)
27 Smashing Pumpkins - "Appels + Oranjes" - Adore (03:36)
28 Radiohead - "Idioteque" - Kid A (05:09)
29 U2 - "Magnificent" - No Line On The Horizon (05:24)
30 The Smiths - "Barbarism Begins At Home" - Meat is Murder (06:58)

Total Time: 2:39:50

UP NEXT: LemonMelon vs. Salome

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Khan, please be sure not to close the Master List thread, as I use it to cut and paste the playlists and cover information.

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This is close. I think both playlists had about the same amount of songs that I liked, but Irishteen gets the nod because I thought his was put together a little better.
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:27 PM   #4
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Gaffer by a hair. Two very cool lists.
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Sorry I haven't commented much on the lists I've heard recently. Like Phanan said, these two are close. GAF was hit and miss for me at the start but hit a nice stride in the middle with only a few I didn't care for. Especially liked Promised Land to U2. Had the awesome Thank You to finish it up, a version I've never heard, but leaves no doubt to the impact Bonham had on that band. I'll be lifting that sucker into my itunes library.
Irishteen's first set up to Bruce was very nice for me. Loved the Bloc Party (thought it was Muse), then by coincidence a kickass Muse song I'd never heard before followed. The Thin Lizzy song , one of my favorite songs so far for whatever reason (working in Long way to Tiperary and Danny Boy ), enough so that I didn't deduct much for sorta cheesy 80's era metal Gary Moore track that followed. I prefer the 70's era Gary much more. The Verve was a nice rebound. Bruce and the Rats were too much sax for me and the rest of the way had some nice surprises (like an Arcade Fire track I actually liked), and was about equal with GAF.

So I have to give Irishteen the nod here just on the strength of his first set, since they were basically even to my ears and I gotta choose one.
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:20 PM   #6
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Gotta go with GAF
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They're both really good, but I'm sliding towards Gaf's. Tough choice, though.
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C'mon, kids. Get those votes in.
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GAF's list is more my cup of tea.

I haven't heard all the playlists, so I may have to skip some rounds. Just downloaded a couple today for hardy to listen to. Just haven't had a lot of listening time lately...
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Oh, starting off with two of my favorite lists? Fate is cruel. GAF by ever so slight a margin.
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Irishteen gets my vote.
Love the Fleet Foxes, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, and Battles choices.
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Like others have said, this was close. But GAF's, in the end. I loved the shout-out to Fleet Foxes by IT, though, they're all sorts of awesome, and so is that song.
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GAF gets my vote. The playlist flows well, especially part 1, and I just liked listening to it more.

I think Irishteen's list is really good too though. I especially like the Idioteque into Magnificent transition. Two of my favorite songs from my two favorite bands/
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Shit. This was incredibly difficult for me to choose, but I had to go with GAF's. His list had a couple more songs that were up my alley, plus the Mendelssohn bit, which, like I said in the diaries, was one of my favorite moments on a list yet.
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Thanks for the votes guys. Good luck to you Irishteen, your list is very cool.
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I very much liked GAF's list indeed. Big up for the opening track.
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Sorry I missed the opening rounds, I was away yesterday. Anyways, I was going to vote for GAF anyways, one of my favorite playlists so far.

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