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2018 Mid-Year Song Draft - Round 9 this AM, Round 10/all owed picks this afternoon.

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1 minute ago, Ilov80s said:

Is it still last call???? 

Post some picks, yo!

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4 minutes ago, KarmaPolice said:

Post some picks, yo!

Thanks buddy. I saw Spoon was already taken which is funny because I'm not a big fan but I really liked the most recent album.

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Round 3 - The Barr Brothers - Kompromat

And Canada is on the board.  

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Round 3 Now Open for Business - Welcome Iluv80s

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Love the work in here. If there are certain songs unselected, I'll chime in at the end. Great to see ilov getting his groove on.  

 

 

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23 minutes ago, rockaction said:

Love the work in here. If there are certain songs unselected, I'll chime in at the end. Great to see ilov getting his groove on.  

 

 

ok gb, I can't wait any more... even though I've been looking up and down my playlist and intentionally haven't listened to them...

3rd (but 1st in my :wub: )... why don't you win a medal? .... Well Done- IDLES

 

and best of all, still a lot of their tunes to take!

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6 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

ok gb, I can't wait any more... even though I've been looking up and down my playlist and intentionally haven't listened to them...

3rd (but 1st in my :wub: )... why don't you win a medal? .... Well Done- IDLES

 

and best of all, still a lot of their tunes to take!

Even Mary Barry likes reggae...

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34 minutes ago, The Dreaded Marco said:

Round 2   Wild Pink - Battle of Bedford Falls

God, I love this album.  It's definitely my most played of the year. I had a hard time picking one song because I love them all.

In need to listen to that more. Barely skimmed it over. 

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1 minute ago, Ilov80s said:

In need to listen to that more. Barely skimmed it over. 

It was the epitome of a grower for me.  Gets better each time.  Overall fairly mellow with a few more upbeat track and some great hooks. Lyrically fantastic. I've seen their sound compared to early DCFC but I hear some Built to Spill at times, some Modest Mouse as well. 

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Carl Newman knows his way around words... 

A fly-in in LA was open
I wasn't hoping for a win
I was hoping for freedom
You couldn't beat 'em
So you crumbled, you doubled your dosage
You wanna go, said the inhibitor blocking the passage
That thing is massive

Round 3 - The New Pornographers - Whiteout Conditions

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My 2nd pick: Feel it Still - Portugal the Man

Had this pegged as song of the year when it came out in in early March this year.  And despite the fact it's been co-opted by just about everyone (1st noticed it played as bumper music during the NHL draft), I don't care.  Creep in a T-Shirt was in a Taco Bell commercial (if memory serves).  Don't care.  Still a great song and SOD for all intents and purposes.

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Can't keep my hands to myself
Think I'll dust 'em off, put 'em back up on the shelf

 

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As promised, my entire draft will not be country + Americana.

Round 2 Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit - If We Were Vampires from the album “The Nashville Sound”

Isbell writes songs about his life.  His “Cover Me Up” From 2013’s “Southeastern” was a love song to his wife as he emerged from rehab a new man.  Years later, Isbell tugs the heart strings again with “Vampires” which causes the listener to consider the importance of a significant other in a marriage that grows by day.  My 2nd favorite song of the year (for a while my #1) as no other song has hit this emotionally during 2017.

Round 3 - Dave Hause - The Flinch from the album “Bury Me In Philly”

Just a nice slick pop-punk song from this Philly native, evoking some Bryan Adams aspects.  My #3 song of the year can just as easily be #13, that’s how close they are.

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20 minutes ago, kupcho1 said:

My 2nd pick:

Feel it Still by Portugal the Man (link probably not required, but I'll add one later)

Had this pegged as song of the year when it came out in in early March this year.  And despite the fact it's been co-opted by just about everyone (1st noticed it played as bumper music during the NHL draft), I don't care.  Creep in a T-Shirt was in a Taco Bell commercial (if memory serves).  Don't care.  Still a great song and SOD for all intents and purposes.

Yeah I'm surprised that's still around in Rd 3. I actually didn't know it was by PtM until like a month ago.

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24 minutes ago, kupcho1 said:

My 2nd pick:

Feel it Still by Portugal the Man (link probably not required, but I'll add one later)

Had this pegged as song of the year when it came out in in early March this year.  And despite the fact it's been co-opted by just about everyone (1st noticed it played as bumper music during the NHL draft), I don't care.  Creep in a T-Shirt was in a Taco Bell commercial (if memory serves).  Don't care.  Still a great song and SOD for all intents and purposes.

I would've taken it if nobody else did... totally agree- first time listening it was a punch in the "of course, this is going to be a big one" gut. agree with you- easy non-IDLES song of the year.

also mentioned previously that it feels a lot like electric guest's "this head I hold"- relentlessly catchy, falsetto, upbeat.

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9 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

I would've taken it if nobody else did... totally agree- first time listening it was a punch in the "of course, this is going to be a big one" gut. agree with you- easy non-IDLES song of the year.

also mentioned previously that it feels a lot like electric guest's "this head I hold"- relentlessly catchy, falsetto, upbeat.

count me as #3 on the "would have picked it eventually" list. I have 2 more from that album that may still get picked. 

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1 hour ago, kupcho1 said:

My 2nd pick:

Feel it Still by Portugal the Man (link probably not required, but I'll add one later)

Had this pegged as song of the year when it came out in in early March this year.  And despite the fact it's been co-opted by just about everyone (1st noticed it played as bumper music during the NHL draft), I don't care.  Creep in a T-Shirt was in a Taco Bell commercial (if memory serves).  Don't care.  Still a great song and SOD for all intents and purposes.

Never heard of this one.  

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6 minutes ago, KarmaPolice said:

Never heard of this one.  

lol

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I will dip into the pool from our friends north of the border.  This was the album I was referring to in my last post that hasn't left the top of my year long list since the start of the year.   Hard to choose a song from it, but I will go with the album opener...

Round 3

The Courtneys - Silver Velvet

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The day is getting shady
Playing in the isle
There's nothing in this life to do
But stay here for a while

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Round 3: HAIM - Little of Your Love

Total ear worm, same as The Wire from their last one. TBH never listened to either album but the singles get heavy play on my local college radio station.

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2 minutes ago, D_House said:

Round 3: HAIM - Little of Your Love

Total ear worm, same as The Wire from their last one. TBH never listened to either album but the singles get heavy play on my local college radio station.

I was underwhelmed by the first single from this album (and album as a whole didn't grab me like the first one) but I love this song.

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On 12/5/2017 at 11:44 AM, The Dreaded Marco said:

I'm way more of an album guy so I'm mostly going to take tracks from my favorite albums but this song had no proper album--was on the T2 soundtrack and was one of my favorites this year:

Round 1 - Young Fathers - Only God Knows

Great tune.  Flew under my (release) radar this year so thanks

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Round 3   Destroyer - Tinseltown Swimming in Blood

He shifts gears again---another great album from Bejar. Love the New Order homage.

One of my favorite artists of the past 20 years.

 

 

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8 minutes ago, The Dreaded Marco said:

Round 3   Destroyer - Tinseltown Swimming in Blood

He shifts gears again---another great album from Bejar. Love the New Order homage.

One of my favorite artists of the past 20 years.

Now let me tell you about the dream...

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I hate to double-up on the same album this early, but I strongly considered this song in the first round and it’s by far the biggest hit on my list right now.  One of the best songs from one of the best albums with one of the best videos of 2017.  A fourth round steal, IMO.  

Round 4 - Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.

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Round 4 - Greta Van Fleet (MI/USA) - Highway Tune from the 2017 EP “From The Fires”

Just realized who this was starting only a month ago.  Great tune that will definitely be in my Top 10 songs this year and given my love for anything Zeppelin-esque (anyone remember Kingdom Come back in the late ‘80’s), this EP would sneak into my Top 10 this year if it qualified.

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5 minutes ago, dal_boys_phan said:

Round 4 - Greta Van Fleet (MI/USA) - Highway Tune from the 2017 EP “From The Fires”

Just realized who this was starting only a month ago.  Great tune that will definitely be in my Top 10 songs this year and given my love for anything Zeppelin-esque (anyone remember Kingdom Come back in the late ‘80’s), this EP would sneak into my Top 10 this year if it qualified.

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hellz yeah!   so damn refreshing to see some rock n' roll w/brass ####### balllllls   :headbang:

goin' great wif my morning coffee/smokes ... gonna go even better w/the upcoming booze/smokes/debauchery 

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2 hours ago, dal_boys_phan said:

this EP would sneak into my Top 10 this year if it qualified.

Wait, do EPs not count?  Because I currently have a 5-way tie for my #2 album of the year and that would eliminate one of them - lol.

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49 minutes ago, Jaysus said:

Wait, do EPs not count?  Because I currently have a 5-way tie for my #2 album of the year and that would eliminate one of them - lol.

EP's are cool.

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8 hours ago, Buckfast 1 said:

I hate to double-up on the same album this early, but I strongly considered this song in the first round and it’s by far the biggest hit on my list right now.  One of the best songs from one of the best albums with one of the best videos of 2017.  A fourth round steal, IMO.  

Round 4 - Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.

Jim Bob version is good too.

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Seeing these guys Saturday and this has been at the top of my 2017 playlist all year long.

I thought that this would all work out after a while
Now you’re saying that I’m asking for too much attention
Also no other faith is light enough for this place
We said we’d only die of lonely secrets

Round 4 - The National - The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness

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ok... first time I heard this is, I thought- yeah, kinda catchy but really minimal and stupid... not sure how it will hold up. months later, I still bop along to the lo-fi production and it's :doh: improved-sounding lyrics. never expected to, but I can't help ####### love this song... sorry in advance for putting it into your noggin'. and lol- wow- the video is even worse (first time seeing this- lol at telling the story with his hands) and makes me want to punch this guy in the face for making such an ear-worm. gonna have a vodka soda, with a lime. 

4... You Push I'll Go (featuring Alex Sanchez)- Baby Dayliner

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2 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

ok... first time I heard this is, I thought- yeah, kinda catchy but really minimal and stupid... not sure how it will hold up. months later, I still bop along to the lo-fi production and it's :doh: improved-sounding lyrics. never expected to, but I can't help ####### love this song... sorry in advance for putting it into your noggin'. and lol- wow- the video is even worse (first time seeing this- lol at telling the story with his hands) and makes me want to punch this guy in the face for making such an ear-worm. gonna have a vodka soda, with a lime. 

4... You Push I'll Go (featuring Alex Sanchez)- Baby Dayliner

Tasker worthy made up band name.

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