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Round 1:

1. America - Sister Golden Hair
2. The Beatles - In My Life
3. Journey - I'll Be Alright Without You
4. Hell on Wheels – The soda
5. Toothless – Sisyphus
6. Depeche mode – little 15
7. Saving Escape - Rhyme or Reason
8. Cody Jinks – Watch the World Die
9. Cerrone – Supernature
10. The Alan Parsons Project – Sirius
11. George Jones - The King is Gone
12. Rush - Big Money
13. Neil Diamond - Hurricane
14. No Buses - With or Without it


Round 2 nomination:

FINNEAS - I Lost A Friend



Sadly reso didn't make the deadline for voting but as ever time, tide and these song tourneys wait for no-one..... so the result of R1:

1st - Cerrone - Supernature (119 pts)


2nd - Toothless - Sisyphus (114 pts)
2nd - America - Sister Golden Hair (114 pts)
4th - Saving Escape - Rhyme or Reason (112 pts)
5th - Cody Jinks - Watch the World Die (111 pts)
5th - The Alan Parsons Project - Sirius (111 pts)
7th - The Beatles - In My Life (107 pts)
8th - Depeche Mode - Little 15 (100 pts)
9th - Hell on Wheels - The Soda (95 pts)
10th - Rush - Big Money (94 pts)
11th - Journey - I'll Be Alright Without You (90 pts)
12th - Neil Diamond - Hurricane (73 pts)
13th - George Jones - The King is Gone (69 pts)
14th - No Buses - With or Without it (56 pts)

Grats to hash on getting the first tune through to the Final

Round two up shortly...
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  1. Nadine Shah - Fool
  2. Raskolnikov - Hunde sind an der Leine zu führen
  3. The Pretenders - Don't Get Me Wrong
  4. Rodriguez - Hate Street Dialogue
  5. FINNEAS - I Lost A Friend
  6. Apocalyptica feat. Brent Smith - Not Strong Enough
  7. Vintersea - Illuminated
  8. Trace Adkins - The Rest Of Mine
  9. Luke Bell - The Bullfighter
  10. Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain
  11. The Most Mysterious Song On The Internet - The Very Unknown Band
  12. Morbid Angel - Angel of Disease



1) Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain.
2) The Pretenders-Don’t get Me Wrong
3) The Most Mysterious Song On The Internet - The Very Unknown Band
4) Apocalyptica feat. Brent Smith - Not Strong Enough
5) FINNEAS - I Lost A Friend
6) Luke Bell - The Bullfighter
7) Morbid Angel - Angel of Disease
8) Trace Adkins - The Rest Of Mine
9) Sixto Rodriguez - Hate Street Dialogue
10) Nadine Shah - Fool
11) VINTERSEA - Illuminated
12) Raskolnikov - Hunde sind an der Leine zu führen



Round 2

1. Rodriguez - Hate Street Dialogue
(I've listened to this album a ton ever since watching the excellent documentary Searching for Sugar Man a few weeks back. Incredible story of a transcendent talent who was completely ignored in his own country but unbeknownst to him was a revolutionary artist half the world away.)

2. Prince - Purple Rain
(One of my favorite songs by one of my favorite artists from one of my favorite albums. Might dock it a few points for being such an OBVIOUS song, depending on how the rest of this set shakes out, but in reality this would be my #1.)

3. Luke Bell - The Bullfighter
(Sounds like he was transplanted from a 1950's roadside honky-tonk bar.)

4. Raskolnikov - Hunde sind an der Leine zu führen
(I dig its murkiness and low-driving energy. The tunnel imagery in the video fits the sound quite well.)

5. Vintersea - Illuminated
(Tough one to rank. Wasn't really feeling it early on and its length was a turn-off, but I was pleasantly caught off guard when the demon vocals materialized after the solo. Even though I don't love the song as a whole, I loved enough little moments throughout it that I'd be down to sample a few more songs from this band.)

6. Nadine Shah - Fool
(Original link was unavailable, so I went with this alternative.)

7. The Pretenders - Don't Get Me Wrong
(I wish I liked The Pretenders more than I do. As with most of their stuff, this falls under the less-than-enthusiastic "alright" category.)

8. Apocalyptica ft. Brent Smith - Not Strong Enough
(I don't think the vocals mesh too well with the gothic styling, but I can rock this no problem.)

9. FINNEAS - I Lost a Friend
(Not my thing, but listenable.)

10. The Very Unknown Band - The Most Mysterious Song on the Internet
(Just because it's mysterious doesn't make it good.)

11. Trace Adkins - The Rest of Mine
(At least it's not "Honkytonk Badonkadonk.")

12. Morbid Angel - Angel of Disease
(Sounds like they're mangling their own instruments beyond recognition.)
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R2
  1. The Pretenders - Don't Get Me Wrong
  2. Nadine Shah - Fool
  3. Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain
  4. Raskolnikov - Hunde sind an der Leine zu führen
  5. Luke Bell - The Bullfighter
  6. Rodriguez - Hate Street Dialogue
  7. Apocalyptica ft. Brent Smith - Not Strong Enough
  8. Vintersea - Illuminated
  9. Trace Adkins - The Rest Of Mine
  10. Finneas - I Lost A Friend
  11. The Most Mysterious Song On The Internet - The Very Unknown Band
  12. Morbid Angel - Angel of Disease

R3:
Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover



1. Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain
- Prince is undeniable. "Purple Rain" is undeniable. If you are ever sad, about anything, just turn on "Purple Rain" and yell the chorus even if the rest of the song doesn't have anything to do with your problems.

2. Morbid Angel - Angel of Disease
- When the good captain said these dudes sound like they are mangling their own instruments beyond recognition, something I do probably too often fyi, he wasn't kidding. I think it sounds dope. It's very aggressive and just feels good, like a warm gun.

3. Luke Bell - The Bullfighter
- It's refreshing to hear newer music that sounds like it's from another time without losing any authenticity.

4. Rodriquez - Hate Street Dialogue
- Not having seen the Sugar Man doc or having listened to any of his music before, I don't know exactly what I expected. Maybe a folksier tune, but I'm really digging this song.

5. Raskolnikov - Hunde sind an der Leine zu führen
- I like that they are doing a Joy Division thing.

6. Trace Adkins - The Rest Of Mine
- Right in the middle for me. Bonus points for being country, but it's pretty sanitized stuff. Not bad, never will be a favorite.

7. The Pretenders - Don't Get Me Wrong
- I am mostly neutral on this track. It's not good or bad. By the middle of it, I kinda zoned out. By the end of it, I kinda remembered what I was supposed to be doing, and I didn't hate it.

8. The Most Mysterious Song On The Internet - The Very Unknown Band

9. Vintersea - Illuminated
- I don't hate it or anything, but I am not moved by it in the slightest. I don't know what to make of this kind of music. And this song is pretty long, and I'm still not too keen on the growly, screamy stuff, at least in this context.

10. Nadine Shah - Fool
- Maybe I'm just in a sour mood, but this was pretty grating.

11. Apocalyptica feat. Brent Smith - Not Strong Enough
- I am getting Chris Gaines vibes the dudes, but I probably shouldn't judge the song on that. It's not really my thing.

12. FINNEAS - I Lost A Friend
- I was out as soon as he said he lost a friend like keys in the sofa.



So the result of R1:

1st - Cerrone - Supernature (119 pts)


Grats to hash on getting the first tune through to the Final

Congratulations @HashtagBrownies!
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1) Trace Adkins - The Rest Of Mine
2) FINNEAS - I Lost A Friend
3) Luke Bell - The Bullfighter
4) Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain
5) Apocalyptica feat. Brent Smith - Not Strong Enough
6) The Pretenders - Don't Get Me Wrong
7) Raskolnikov - Hunde sind an der Leine zu führen
8) Rodriguez - Hate Street Dialogue
9) The Most Mysterious Song On The Internet - The Very Unknown Band
10) Nadine Shah - Fool (This link had the message "Video unavailable. This video is not available.", so I used this link instead.)
11) Vintersea - Illuminated
12) Morbid Angel - Angel of Disease


I'll be back later to post my Round 3 nom.



Really difficult round to rank. Still not completely happy with my order but let's go with this.

01: Morbid Angel - Angel of Disease
02: Rodriguez - Hate Street Dialogue
03: Raskolnikov - Hunde sind an der Leine zu führen
04: Vintersea - Illuminated
05: Nadine Shah - Fool
06: Trace Adkins - The Rest Of Mine
07: The Most Mysterious Song On The Internet - The Very Unknown Band
08: Apocalyptica feat. Brent Smith - Not Strong Enough
09: Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain
10: Luke Bell - The Bullfighter
11: The Pretenders - Don't Get Me Wrong
12: FINNEAS - I Lost A Friend
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