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

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2 hours ago, Northern Voice said:

This is what I said re: eligibilty. It's pretty clear when albums were released, there is a set date but songs can peak the year after or sometimes the year before the album they're on is released, so if it seems like it was a song that was bigger in 2017 than 2016, even if just to you, then it's fine here. Albums are a bit more tricky...

Asking for a friend here...what do you think about songs from an album released in Q1 2016, but you never heard anything from it until Q2 2017.  Like, never even knew the band even existed.

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Round 5 - NJ/USA - Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Shake It

I could pick any of the first five songs off this strong 2017 release from Robert Randolph and The Family Band, but this one is such a great jam I think it could use some love from the FFA.  Hope you enjoy some funk from the Garden State.

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2 hours ago, dal_boys_phan said:

Asking for a friend here...what do you think about songs from an album released in Q1 2016, but you never heard anything from it until Q2 2017.  Like, never even knew the band even existed.

Generally, if it entered public consciousness in 2017 as well I think it's fine. I'm really not picky, as long as its not trying to claim "One Dance" or "Boyfriend" or whatever the big hits in 2016 were for this year.

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23 minutes ago, The Dreaded Marco said:

Round 5   Big Thief - Shark Smile

See, I think that fact that there are bands called Wild Pink, Big Pink and Big Thief is just too much for my brain. And this is without all the Wild Nothing and Pink whatever other bands. I don't keep these bands straight. It's as bad as freaking Wolf bands. Anyway, I like this song but I really really like the Wild Pink song you picked earlier but ignored them all year because I I thought they were Big Pink or Wild Nothing or Mr. Big or who knows what. 

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5 minutes ago, Northern Voice said:

See, I think that fact that there are bands called Wild Pink, Big Pink and Big Thief is just too much for my brain. And this is without all the Wild Nothing and Pink whatever other bands. I don't keep these bands straight. It's as bad as freaking Wolf bands. Anyway, I like this song but I really really like the Wild Pink song you picked earlier but ignored them all year because I I thought they were Big Pink or Wild Nothing or Mr. Big or who knows what. 

 

5 minutes ago, Northern Voice said:

That might have been a strange rant for some people, so this was the 2010 NME song of the year. Big Pink - Dominos

Wild Nothing's Gemini was my #1 album of 2010!

 

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On 12/6/2017 at 5:01 PM, kupcho1 said:

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.

 

I love, love, love this song! I put it in the "New Songs You Love" thread earlier this year. 

This whole album is great. This is a band that deserves major recognition. 

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21 minutes ago, MikeIke said:

I love, love, love this song! I put it in the "New Songs You Love" thread earlier this year. 

This whole album is great. This is a band that deserves major recognition. 

If you haven't, listen to their prior album Evil Friends. In my opinion, it's better than Woodstock.

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4 minutes ago, Northern Voice said:

If you haven't, listen to their prior album Evil Friends. In my opinion, it's better than Woodstock.

Agreed.

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Round 6:  Brand New - 137

A song about man’s reflections in a post-apocalyptic nuclear holocaust.  I like the wordplay of “atom/Adam” in this verse.

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Before the garden
When you were all alone
You made the atom
Was that some inside joke

Open the gates
And then conceal the path
Let's load the gun
And see how long they last

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5 minutes ago, The Dreaded Marco said:

Never heard these guys either.  Love this song----right in my wheelhouse. Reminds me of Phosphorescent.

You’d probably also like “Half Crazy” and “Love Ain’t Enough” off their previous album, Sleeping Operator.  I was pretty blown away by them when I first saw them perform live a few years ago.  It’s two real brothers, one on guitar and one on drums/keys, and a girl who plays a giant harp on stage.  

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13 minutes ago, The Dreaded Marco said:

Never heard these guys either.  Love this song----right in my wheelhouse. Reminds me of Phosphorescent.

They get decent radio play on alt stations here but it's usually "It Came to Me" - spotlighting here because I'm pretty sure there's not a big Barr Brothers run forthcoming.

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13 minutes ago, Buckfast 1 said:

Round 6:  Brand New - 137

A song about reflections in a post-apocalyptic nuclear holocaust.  I like the wordplay of “atom/Adam” in this verse.

New Brand New album is very good.

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Man I was sleeping on IDLES.  Kudos to whoever drafted Well Done.  Well done!

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Oh, and why the hell do the descriptions on half the songs on the Spotify playlist start with 'thelukewarm'?

Can someone answer, or should I PM @shuke?

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31 minutes ago, kupcho1 said:

Oh, and why the hell do the descriptions on half the songs on the Spotify playlist start with 'thelukewarm'?

Can someone answer, or should I PM @shuke?

@kupcho1 - that would be me.  NV made the playlist collaborative so people could help him out if they wanted, so I updated the list a couple days ago.  

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2 hours ago, Ilov80s said:

Keeping the bus theme going

 

Rd 6 Dreams Tonite by Alvvays

Rode here on the bus
Now you're one of us
It was magic hour
Counting motorbikes
on the turnpike
One of Eisenhower's

 

:wub: One of the very best songs of the year in my opinion but I took it in Genrepalooza 2 and didn't want to take it again so soon.

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Alright, it's Friday and that means it's singalong time! You knew at some point I was going to have to bring some sugary mainstream pop out...

Hard times, gonna make you wonder why you even try
Hard times, gonna take you down and laugh when you cry

Round 6 - Paramore - Hard Times

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Ok, I do not know how much I will be around today, and I am pretty certain that I will not be around this weekend... so here comes 3 picks with a female friday/women weekend theme.  Feel free to ignore rounds 7 & 8 until the weekend ;)

 

Round 6 - Sweet Spirit - The Power  (ETA: I just watched that video for the first time and I am pretty sure I am scraping my entire AOTY list just to make this album #1 based solely on the video  :oldunsure: )

Round 7 - Sheer Mag - Meet Me in the Street

Round 8 - Blood Command - Initiation Tape #1

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Jaysus is making me lose track of where I was.  ;)

 

Round 5:

Priests - Pink White House

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Kneel at the feet of programming, I’m really not concerned with what you think
You are just a cog in the machine and I am a wet dream soft and mean

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I will just continue on with a color theme.  

Round 6:

Lorde - Green Light 

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Did it frighten you
How we kissed when we danced on the light up floor?
On the light up floor

 

ETA:  The video reminds me of drunken Heather Graham in License to Drive.  

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10 minutes ago, KarmaPolice said:

I will just continue on with a color theme.  

Round 6:

Lorde - Green Light 

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Did it frighten you
How we kissed when we danced on the light up floor?
On the light up floor

 

ETA:  The video reminds me of drunken Heather Graham in License to Drive.  

Another one from my list ... fortunately Lorde's 2017 collection of mp3s is chock full of good tunes.

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the whole album is decent, but nothing rises to this level IMO. and given seeing them on video here for the first time, I"m assuming they were playing elsewhere in other bands prior? these geezers look like my age.

6... Overboard.... Lo Tom

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1 hour ago, KarmaPolice said:

Jaysus is making me lose track of where I was.  ;)

 

Round 5:

Priests - Pink White House

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Kneel at the feet of programming, I’m really not concerned with what you think
You are just a cog in the machine and I am a wet dream soft and mean

one of my favorite albums this year... kept juggling which song to pick- so many good ones. this was up there. 

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7... BHS... Sleaford Mods

Still can't get enough of them. the non-singing one is my fave- press play, hands in pockets, bopping head along. somebody was seeing them live this year... live videos make it look exactly like this (minus the boat)- idiotic in terms of a stage show, and yet I can't turn away.

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1 hour ago, KarmaPolice said:

Jaysus is making me lose track of where I was.  ;)

 

Round 5:

Priests - Pink White House

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Kneel at the feet of programming, I’m really not concerned with what you think
You are just a cog in the machine and I am a wet dream soft and mean

I just came to the thread to post this same song.  Love it.

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11 minutes ago, The Dreaded Marco said:

Round 6   Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Julie's Place

completely missed that they had a new one this year... I get a whole new album to listen to- yes.

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17 minutes ago, The Dreaded Marco said:

Round 6   Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Julie's Place

 

4 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

completely missed that they had a new one this year... I get a whole new album to listen to- yes.

This album is one of my favorite year-end discoveries so far. 

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5 hours ago, KarmaPolice said:

I will just continue on with a color theme.  

Round 6:

Lorde - Green Light 

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Did it frighten you
How we kissed when we danced on the light up floor?
On the light up floor

 

ETA:  The video reminds me of drunken Heather Graham in License to Drive.  

was hoping someone picked it 

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6 minutes ago, KarmaPolice said:

Pfftt.  You are a day behind breaking the seal on round 7

 

Upon further review you are correct. But I was consulting the google doc; if only we had someone else to help update it ;)

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Round 7: Miguel - Told You So

Miguel’s latest album just came out and on first listen is not on the level of his last two (Kaleidoscope Dream and Wildheartas the songs seem less fully formed. However his voice is phenomenal as always and this song is a good example of one of his more Prince-inspired excursions.

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1 hour ago, KarmaPolice said:

Pfftt.  You are a day behind breaking the seal on round 7

 

I forgot that Friday was only supposed to be a one-song day and jumped the gun.  But, then again, Jaysus had already broken the seal for Round 8 yesterday.  

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Her voice took a little bit to get adjusted to, but I love the hell out of this album now.   Great hooks from start to finish.   Maybe a Veruca Salt with some Weezer sounding guitars? 

Round 7

Charly Bliss - Glitter

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I'll have my cake and eat it too
I wish I could be good to you

Am I the best? Or just the first person to say yes?

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3 minutes ago, KarmaPolice said:

Her voice took a little bit to get adjusted to, but I love the hell out of this album now.   Great hooks from start to finish.   Maybe a Veruca Salt with some Weezer sounding guitars? 

Round 7

Charly Bliss - Glitter

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I'll have my cake and eat it too
I wish I could be good to you

Am I the best? Or just the first person to say yes?

You sob 

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