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Blame it on Bad Brackets (Bayside Bracket) Bracket

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by 333 GANG, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. 333 GANG

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    Feeling spontaneous, so our Bayside bracket starts tonight!

    For those who are new to the concept, these are randomly generated brackets (no seeding!) where we go from album to album and put the songs from an album against each other. We vote on each matchup until we have a winner for each album. Those songs will then face off in a Champions bracket to decide the best overall Bayside song! Same rules as the other brackets:


    Rules:

    1. Voting will take place over 10-24 hour period, depending on how close the matches are (if there's a wide margin too far to beat, the round may be run ruled to not waste time).

    2. You must vote on every match in a round. If you don't, your votes don't count. Just reply to this thread with your choices. I will not vote unless there is a tie needed to be broken.

    3. Feel free to discuss why you chose one song over the other and why you like that song. It's what keeps these fun!

    4. I avoid byes into rounds if I can, but sometimes it's necessary. These are randomly generated; I do not pick them.

    5. Once your votes are counted, there are no vote changes. Choose wisely before posting!

    6. The King John Rule: Only participate if you've heard these songs. You are welcome to look them up and listen beforehand, but if there's evidence you haven't heard them before or you're just voting to help/hurt a song your votes will not count.


    And the most important rule of them all: Have fun and stay respectful of each other.
     
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  2. 333 GANG

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    These are the rounds we will be voting in, in the following order:

    Sirens and Condolences
    Bayside
    The Walking Wounded
    Shudder
    Killing Time
    Cult
    Vacancy
    Extras (miscellaneous)


    BAYSIDE FACE OFF:

    SIRENS AND CONDOLENCES
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    Round 1


    1) Kellum vs. Alcohol and Alter Boys

    2) Poison in My Veins vs. Just Enough to Love You

    3) If You’re Bored vs. Masterpiece

    4) A Synonym for Acquiesce vs. Guardrail

    5) How to Fix Everything vs. Talking of Michelangelo


    First round bye: Phone Call from Poland

    Round 1 starts now!
     
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  3. ncarrab

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    Will dive in tomorrow
     
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  4. disambigujason

    Formerly js977 Supporter

    Alcohol and Alter Boys
    Just Enough to Love You
    If You’re Bored
    Guardrail
    How to Fix Everything
     
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  5. Pickles312

    Newbie

    Some very tough matchups here for me. Love pretty much every song on the album, and they've all seemingly ground on me. The ones I was iffy on at first became well liked over time.

    1) Kellum vs. Alcohol and Alter Boys

    I like Kellum, but it always felt a bit more generic than the others. Probably my least favorite on the album.

    2) Poison in My Veins vs. Just Enough to Love You

    To be honest I like the EP version of Just Enough to Love You more. Poison in My Veins is hard to beat for me regardless.

    3) If You’re Bored vs. Masterpiece

    This one is so tough. It really depends on my mood. Masterpiece is better when I'm more energetic and/or angry. If you're bored just hits a spot when I'm feeling more down or angsty. Masterpiece gets enough love already, being the only one from the album still in live shows and the only single. So I'll give this one to If You're Bored. Love the guitar work and rhythms.

    4) A Synonym for Acquiesce vs. Guardrail

    The intro to Guardrail might be one of my favorites of all time.

    5) How to Fix Everything vs. Talking of Michelangelo

    Another really tough one. Basically just going by which one sounded catchier to me at this moment when I played them in my head. ToM is awesome too. The final chorus gets me every time.
     
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  6. 333 GANG

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    Great post. This band means a ton to me so I love reading people’s thoughts on different songs and why they chose what they did.
     
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  7. JRGComedy

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    Will jump in at Walking Wounded if I remember to!
     
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  8. danielm123

    Regular

    Need to revisit Sirens and three brackets for bands that I like going at once is a challenge, but I've been waiting for this bracket for quite some time.
     
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  9. 333 GANG

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    Please do!
     
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  10. 333 GANG

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    I’ve been waiting for this bracket for a while myself. A little bummed that I can’t actually vote, but I’m excited to see how this all plays out regardless.
     
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  11. Yellowcard2006

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    Alcohol and Alter Boys

    Just Enough to Love You

    If You’re Bored

    Guardrail

    How to Fix Everything


    EDIT: I see one of the voters above me has the same ideas
     
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  12. 333 GANG

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    Kellum - 0
    Alcohol and Alter Boys - 3

    Poison in My Veins - 1
    Just Enough to Love You - 2

    If You’re Bored - 3
    Masterpiece - 0

    A Synonym for Acquiesce - 0
    Guardrail - 3

    How to Fix Everything - 3
    Talking of Michelangelo - 0
     
  13. DerekIsAGooner

    So assuming that this weekend...

    Choosing between some of these songs feels like I'm choosing favorites between my (made up) children. Bayside is my favorite band (I got the Bayside logo done as my first tattoo almost 12 years ago), and Sirens is my favorite album.

    1) Kellum vs. Alcohol and Alter Boys

    Alcohol and Alter Boys is one of my favorite songs to see Bayside play live. There's an excitement that I feel whenever I heard the song's beginning sound and drum beat that I don't get from many other songs.

    2) Poison in My Veins vs. Just Enough to Love You

    If I were a few years younger I'd certainly choose Poison, but I think that the lyrics in Just Enough resonate more with me now as an almost 30 year old adult than the lyrics in Poison.

    3) If You’re Bored vs. Masterpiece

    Masterpiece was the first Bayside song I ever heard, I'm never not going to pick it (unless it comes up against the next song I'm about to choose...)

    4) A Synonym for Acquiesce vs. Guardrail

    This song is hands down my favorite Bayside song. I've never been someone whose had a huge group of friends, and just like what Anthony says so many times I feel more comfortable by myself (ie the empty fields) than in rooms filled with friends (or other people).

    5) How to Fix Everything vs. Talking of Michelangelo

    Okay, this is the toughest choice. As I'm writing this I still don't know which song I should choose.

    5 minutes later - I chose How to Fix because I was ready to take that big step.
     
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  14. DerekIsAGooner

    So assuming that this weekend...

    My reaction when I see everyone choosing Guardrail over A Synonym for Acquiesce:

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. 333 GANG

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    Love these detailed posts! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
     
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  16. DerekIsAGooner

    So assuming that this weekend...

    I'm glad someone likes them! Especially because I'll definitely be explaining every choice I make in this bracket.
     
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  17. 333 GANG

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    Looking forward to it. I’ve never really said any one band is my “favorite,” but Bayside are right up at the very top for me and have been for a long time now, so I always enjoy reading thoughts on different tracks, records, etc.
     
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  18. bobsheiskawy

    is it the same for you? Prestigious

    1) Alcohol and Altar Boys
    2) Poison in My Veins
    3) Masterpiece
    4) Guardrail
    5) Talking of Michelangelo

    This is probably overall my least favorite Bayside album in 2019, but it's still full of bangers. What a band.
     
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  19. 333 GANG

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    Kellum - 0
    Alcohol and Alter Boys - 5

    Poison in My Veins - 2
    Just Enough to Love You - 3

    If You’re Bored - 3
    Masterpiece - 2

    A Synonym for Acquiesce - 1
    Guardrail - 4

    How to Fix Everything - 4
    Talking of Michelangelo - 1
     
  20. TDenverFan

    Regular

    1) Alcohol and Alter Boys

    2) Just Enough to Love You

    3) Masterpiece

    4) Guardrail

    5) Talking of Michelangelo
     
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  21. Joe4th

    Memories are nice, but that's all they are. Supporter

    Alcohol
    Love
    Bored
    Guardrail
    Michelangelo
     
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  22. Anthony_

    A Dork Prestigious

    Alcohol
    Poison
    Masterpiece
    Acquiesce
    Michelangelo
     
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  23. ncarrab

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    I've been calling for a Bayside bracket forever, so thanks for running this. Bayside isn't my favorite band, but they're probably in my top 3-5 and I do believe they've been THE most consistent band in the past 15 years that I listen to. They just never let me down and I love each and every single one of their albums (yes, even you Cult).

    I love Sirens, but it's probably the one Bayside album that I revisit the least. A lot of the lyrics, which were not written by Anthony, have aged really poorly in my opinion

    Kellum - these songs are both fantastic but Kellum doesn't deserve to get shut out
    Just Enough to Love You
    If You’re Bored
    Guardrail (I love synonym but I think it goes on for way too long.)
    How to Fix Everything
     
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  24. Leftandleaving

    I will be okay. everything Supporter

    Alcohol and Alter Boys
    Poison in My Veins
    Masterpiece
    A Synonym for Acquiesce
    Talking of Michelangelo
     
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  25. bachna84

    we are nothing more than mannequins Supporter

    Alcohol and Alter Boys
    Just Enough to Love You
    Masterpiece
    Guardrail
    Talking of Michelangelo

    A couple tough ones this round!
     
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