Brackets and Everything After (Counting Crows) Bracket

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by GEM37, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. GEM37 Nov 16, 2018
    (Last edited: Dec 9, 2018 at 11:43 PM)
    GEM37

    My friends all LACTATE sometimes...

    Starting 11/19

    Come and celebrate the works of everyone’s favorite folk-inspired-sensitive-dreadlocked-white-boy-pop-rock band of the 90’s by arguing with complete strangers about which song should’ve arbitrarily won over the other on the Internet!

    We will do 10 rounds...

    1.) August and Everything After
    2.) Recovering the Satellites
    3.) This Desert Life
    4.) Hard Candy
    5.) Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings
    6.) Somewhere Under Wonderland
    7.) B-Sides
    8.) Covers
    9.) Wild Card
    10.) Championship

    Remember to subscribe and invite friends to participate!

    Some Ground Rules...

    - Each round of voting will be open for roughly 24 hours, starting around midnight PST and going until midnight the next day. Voting on weekends will remain open for 48 hours (so, Saturday and Sunday.)

    - Each participant may vote only once per round, though you may vote or abstain from any round you choose. Once the final tallies for a round have been posted, you cannot cast a vote for that particular round.

    - As the bracket runner, I will only cast my own vote in the event of a tie-breaker.

    - After you have posted your vote, I will like that post. Once I have liked that post, your vote cannot be changed. (You will also get unconditional likes for anything you post here, so yay!)

    - Debate is expected and encouraged, but please remember to always be respectful. Any teasing should obviously humorous and good natured!

    - Listen to the goddamn Counting Crows and have fun!!

    WINNERS
    August and Everything After: Round Here; runner-up: Anna Begins
    Recovering the Satellites: A Long December; runner-up: Angels of the Silences
    This Desert Life: Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby; runner-up: Hanginaround
    Hard Candy: Up All Night (Frankie Miller Goes to Hollywood); runner-up: Miami
     
  2. duritzfan13

    all we have is time

    Oh YES.
     
  3. bachna84

    we are nothing more than mannequins Supporter

    Here for it!
     
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  4. Larry David

    I'll see you again in 25 years Prestigious

    Yes! My favorite part of these is revisiting bands discography that I neglect more than I should, and Counting Crows definitely fall into that category. Some of their songs are some of my favorite songs of all-time, but I tend to neglect their full records
     
  5. michaelvalerijr

    Pressure's mountin' but I don't Everest

    Interested to see what wins. Early guess: Round Here.
    But until the 3EB bracket, I've always been WAY off.
    Either way, IN.
     
  6. TedSchmosby

    Trusted

    Hoo boy
     
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  7. KidLightning

    3, 2, 1 . . . we go live! Supporter

    Can you give us a list of the b-sides and covers you plan to include?
     
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  8. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Very curious to see what people pick from the less loved albums.
     
  9. Matthewconte

    Regular

    This band has an excellent catalog of songs that only exist in live recordings and bootlegs and whatnot.
     
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  10. GEM37

    My friends all LACTATE sometimes...

    Sure thing!

    Just to give everyone a clear idea of what rubric I’m using to make these choices, my number one rule is that it needs to be a song that exists in a studio recorded ‘official’ release - nothing that only exists as a live recording or an unreleased demo. Second, I try to make sure that these are songs that are available through a licensed streaming service - not something that is accessible only through YouTube. Spotify is my streaming app of choice, so I tend to work off of that.

    I will work on shoring up this list, but for now this is the tentative list of covers and b-sides I was planning on throwing in...

    B-SIDES

    Shallow Days
    Love and Addiction
    Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman)
    She Don’t Want Nobody Near
    Accidentally in Love

    COVERS

    Mean Jumper Blues
    This Land is Your Land
    Big Yellow Taxi
    Friend of the Devil
    and then all of Underwater Sunshine

    If there’s anything that people feel passionately I’ve missed (and that conforms to the above rules), please PM me - I’d prefer to keep the thread as uncluttered as possible!
     
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  11. Matthewconte

    Regular

    There are a lot more official b-sides that have studio versions not counting unreleased stuff.
     
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  12. GEM37

    My friends all LACTATE sometimes...

    Just a reminder that this starts midnight tonight PST! Get your tear ducts ready, y’all!
     
  13. GEM37

    My friends all LACTATE sometimes...

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  14. GEM37

    My friends all LACTATE sometimes...

    It’s go time, baby!

    Blast that shit up to the rafters, it’s time for August and Everything After!!

    August and Everything After
    ROUND ONE

    1.) Ghost Train vs. Mr. Jones
    2.) Sullivan Street vs. Perfect Blue Buildings
    3.) Rain King vs. Omaha
     
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  15. michaelvalerijr

    Pressure's mountin' but I don't Everest

    Mr. Jones
    Perfect Blue Buildings
    Omaha (this one was tough.)
     
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  16. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Mr Jones
    Sullivan Street
    Rain King
     
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  17. duritzfan13

    all we have is time

    Ghost Train
    Perfect Blue Buildings
    Omaha

    This might be the hardest thing I'll ever do in my life lol. The only way for me to actually decide on these is to base it off how I'm feeling today. Wayyy too hard for me to actually say which of their songs I like better overall.
     
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  18. Nate_Johnson

    CCRN, MSN Supporter

    Mr. Jones
    Sullivan Street
    Omaha
     
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  19. Larry David

    I'll see you again in 25 years Prestigious

    Mr. Jones
    Sullivan Street (real tough)
    Rain King (also tough)
     
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  20. Matthewconte

    Regular

    Mr. Jones
    Sullivan Street
    Rain King
     
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  21. bachna84

    we are nothing more than mannequins Supporter

    Mr. Jones (I've heard Mr. Jones way too many times over the past 25 years...but I'm still going to go with it in this matchup)

    Perfect Blue Buildings (This was a tough one! I'll go with this by the slightest margin)

    Rain King (It pains me to vote against Omaha so early, but Rain King is one of my favorite overall Counting Crows songs)
     
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  22. KidLightning

    3, 2, 1 . . . we go live! Supporter

    Mr. Jones
    Perfect Blue Buildings
    Rain King
     
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  23. GEM37

    My friends all LACTATE sometimes...

    Current Totals
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    Ghost Train - 1
    Mr. Jones - 7

    Sullivan Street - 4
    Perfect Blue Buildings - 4

    Rain King - 5
    Omaha - 3
     
  24. KidLightning

    3, 2, 1 . . . we go live! Supporter

    I believe the words you're looking for are, "Oh, lord, I'm not ready for this sort of thing."
     
  25. bachna84

    we are nothing more than mannequins Supporter

    :clap:
     
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