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Discussion Starter #123
Thank you Litotes... You are always so helpful!

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Oh I love you Nicki:kiss:
What's weird is that I can remember Jen & Chris always giving me high points but Hugues ,I thought I made his list like once in every ten games:lol::lol::lol:
Let's hope Patrick doesn't get to see this otherwise I'm doomed:eek:h:
Too late.
 

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Game 77 Dissin'



Semi-Final – One


Song One - Mountain Man – Animal Tracks
4

Song Two – David Gray - Babylon
3

Song Three - Hinds (fka Deers) - Bamboo
3

Song Four – The Clean - Beatnik
3

Song Five - Sia – Big Girls Cry
1

Song Six – Clea Vincent – Chateau Perdu
2

Song Seven - Imagine Dragons - Demons
1

Song Eight – Smith & Mighty – Down In Rwanda
3

Song Nine – Liz Phair – Fuck and Run
2

Song Ten - Ballet School – Heartbeat Overdrive
3

Song Eleven - Florence and The Machine – Howl
1

Song Twelve - Junior Kimbrough – I Gotta Try You Girl
4

Song Thirteen - Nao – Inhale Exhale
2

Song Fourteen- Zaz – Je Veux
2

Song Fifteen – Laura Veirs – July Flame
1

Song Sixteen – Great Lake Swimmers – Merge, A Vessel, A Harbour
1

Song Seventeen - Pixies – Monkey Gone To Heaven
3

Song Eighteen – Pivot (PVT) – Montecore
4

Song Nineteen – Casualties Of Cool - Moon
2

Song Twenty – Death Cab For Cutie – My Mirror Speaks
1

Song Twenty-One – Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love
4

Semi-Final – Two

Song Twenty-Two - The Go-Go’s – Our Lips Are Sealed
1

Song Twenty-Three – Birdy – People Help The People
1

Song Twenty-Four - Duels – Potential Futures
1

Song Twenty-Five - Loving Strangers – Russian Red
1

Song Twenty-Six - The Shop Assistants – Safety Net
5

Song Twenty-Seven- AWOLNATION - Sail
1

Song Twenty-Eight – LAYLA - Smokestacks
1

Song Twenty-Nine – Heavenly – Space Manatee
4

Song Thirty - Dirty Projector – Stillness Is The Move
5

Song Thirty-One – The Moonlandingz – Sweet Saturn Mine
5

Song Thirty-Two – Black Box Recorder - Swinging
4

Song Thirty-Three – Billy Bragg - Levi Stubbs' Tears
4

Song Thirty-Four – Friday Hynonen – Terribly Dark
1

Song Thirty-Five - The Lotus Eaters – The First Picture Of You
1

Song Thirty-Six - The Amazing – The Strangest Thing
1

Song Thirty-Seven- The Smiths – This Charming Man
1

Song Thirty-Eight - David Gray – This Year’s Love
3

Song Thirty-Nine - My Morning Jacket – Victory Dance
2

Song Forty- The Feelies – What Goes On
2

Song Forty-One – The Field Mice – When You Sleep
5
 

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Discussion Starter #128 (Edited)
Second semi of the Wedding Funeral game is the ultimate low point:

GRADES:

Song Twenty-One - Sebastien Tellier – La Ritournelle
1

Song Twenty-Two - Camera Obscura – Let’s Get Out Of This Country
1

Song Twenty-Three – Gerhard Buchner & Kerstin Riedel – Lobe Den Herren
1

Song Twenty-Four - Tanya Donelly – My Life As A Ghost
1

Song Twenty-Five - Sarah Blaine – Never Get To Heaven
1

Song Twenty-Six – Dead Can Dance - Persephone (The Gathering of Flowers)
1

Song Twenty-Seven- Ludwig Van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5: Second Movement
2

Song Twenty-Eight - The Drifters – Save The Last Dance For Me
2

Song Twenty-Nine – Whitney Houston – Saving All My Love For You
2

Song Thirty - Us The Duo – Take Me Home
1

Song Thirty-One - Karen O – The Moon Song
2

Song Thirty-Two - Mary Hopkins – Those Were The Days
2

Song Thirty-Three - Alex Chilton– Time After Time
4

Song Thirty-Four - The Cinematic Orchestra – To Build A Home
1

Song Thirty-Five - Meredith Monk - Vow
1

Song Thirty-Six – Dmitri Shostakovich – Waltz No 2
1

Song Thirty-Seven- The Strokes – What Ever Happened
1

Song Thirty-Eight - Sarah McLachlan – When She Loved Me
1

Song Thirty-Nine- Charlene Soraia – Wherever You Go
1

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Discussion Starter #130
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BTW I miss your grades for games 79 and 81 :drool: :cheer:
OK, I may update them when you return from holiday! :cheer:

But Chicago got 5, of course. What was your #81 song again? Oh yes, B-52! 5 too! :kiss:
 

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2 Points from Silent Bird :inlove::bowdown::cheer:
 

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After Game 89:

Mustafina ties Hugues on 2nd place in the 12s given to - both are at 19.

Lord Choc Ice receives a 12 from me again after 62 (!) games. :lol:
 

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Discussion Starter #133 (Edited)
After Game 89:

I made Top 10 33 times! :eek: :cheer:

I finished 9th seven times... Just missing out on the QF... :rolleyes:

Code:
Place   Freq.   
1       4       
2       1       
3       3       
4       1              
5       2       
6       4       
7       3       
8       4       
9       7       
10      4       

Place   Songs
1       Portishead - Roads, 
        Antony & The Johnsons - Hope There's Someone, 
        Elis Regina - Águas de Março, 
        Tiga - Shoes       
2       Fatima Yamaha - What's A Girl To Do     
3       Tasmin Archer - Sleeping Satelite, 
        Mulatu Astatke - Yegelle Tezeta, 
        Songhoy Blues - Al Hassidi Terei      
4       Jaakko Eino Kalevi - No End              
5       Chaweewan Dumnern - Lam Toey Chaweewan, 
        Louis Jordan - Saturday Night Fish Fry       
6       Desireless - Voyage Voyage, 
        Dent May - I'll Be Stoned For Christmas, 
        Moral - Dance Of The Dolls, 
        Ngozi Family - Hi Babe       
7       John Grant - GMF, 
        Chromatics - Kill For Love, 
        Janelle Monae - Tightrope       
8       Bjork & Thom Yorke - I've Seen It All, 
        The Roches - Hammond Song, 
        La Hell Gang - Inside My Fall, 
        Jon Hopkins - Open Eye Signal      
9       Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy, 
        Molly Nilsson - I Hope You Die, 
        Jane Weaver - Don't Take My Soul, 
        Big Star - Holocaust, 
        Annie - Heartbeat, 
        Japan - Ghosts, 
        Fat White Family - Touch The Leather
10      Seal - Kiss From A Rose, 
        Dido - White Flag, 
        Ren Harvieu - Through The Night, 
        Cat Power - King Rides By
 

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Discussion Starter #134
Game 90


SF1

Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl?
2

Lloyd Cole and The Commotions – Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken?
3

Utada Hikaru – Can You Keep A Secret?
0
The worst thing I've ever heard and I'm not kidding.

Barry Manilow – Could It Be Magic?
1

Rufus Wainwright – Do I Disappoint You?
1
No, I know I don't like you.

Sonic Youth – Do You Believe In Rapture?
4

The Beach Boys – Do You Wanna Dance?
2
Never really liked them, except for a few exceptional songs.

The Human League – Don’t You Want Me?
5
This needs to win.

Anomie Bell – How Can I Be Sure?
1-2
I hate how people go and destroy a genre.

Charli XCX – How Can I?
1
Surprisingly decent for her standards! Amazing improvement for this extremely untalented person!

Bombay Bicycle Club - How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep?
1-2
The type of England I do not miss.

P!nk - How Come You're Not Here?
0
ignore

The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love?
3
Good, but no game changer. Dislike his way of singing.

Orianthi – How Do You Sleep?
1-2
Not so horrible actually.

Audrey Hepburn – How Long Has This Been Going On
3-4
I don't like it much, but it's at least interesting to have a look at.

Whitney Houston – How Will I Know?
3
Classic

The Monochrome Set – In Love, Cancer?
4
Good, but felt lacking.


SF2

The School – Is He Really Coming Home?
2
Dull.

The Who – Is It In My Head?
2
At least I can see where their appeal comes from.

P J Harvey – Is This Desire?
3-4

Lowell George – What Do You Want The Girl To Do?
2

A-Mit – What D’Ya Want?
2
A couple millions of billion light years better than Utada.

La Luz – What Good Am I?
4
a bit drowsy?

The Heavy – What Makes A Good Man?
3

Gwen Stefani – What Are You Waiting For
2

Adam Lambert – Whataya Want From Me?
1
Fuck you, the original is a 3-star song. This cover is pointless.

Pixies – Where Is My Mind?
5
Classic

Talking Heads – Who Is It?
4-5
I love this, especially as I often had an impression that their songs were too long.

Asia – Who Will Stop The Rain?
1
Who will stop my sick from overflowing the toilet?

The Coral – Who’s Gonna Find Me?
3-4
Decent.

Moby – Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?
2
I liked Moby when I was 13. Now I hate how basic his music is. He will be forgotten in a few years, if he isn't already.

Ry Cooder – Why Don’t You Try Me?
2
I'm not interested in this at all.

Sagat - Why Is It? (Funk That).
5
Classic

Alice In chains – Would?
1
Not what I'm looking for.


So, basically the classic tunes from The Human League, Pixies and Sagat highlight this edition for me. Times have been better.
 

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Discussion Starter #136 (Edited)
RECAP OF GAMES 91 - 104

Code:
	F	SF
Game 91        	14      Sagat - Why is it? (Funk Dat)
Game 92 12      9       Jagatara - Demo
Game 93	9	4	Wendy Rene - After Laughter 
Game 94		16	Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Deeper
Game 95	4	8	Ai Aso - Wazatorashii Sashin
Game 96		11	Nguyen Thi Lan - Road To Home (Ve Que)
Game 97	-	-	-
Game 98		11	Meridian Brothers - El Gran Pajaro De Los Andes
Game 99		12	Paranoid London - Eating Glue
Game 100	15	London Posse - How's Life In London
Game 101 9	8	Lamb - Cotton Wool
Game 102 15	4	Boots for Dancing - (Let's All) Hesitate
Game 103 	15	Tazer & Tink - Wet Dollars
Game 104 	14	Rev A W Nix - Death May Be Your Christmas Gift
Biggest Achievements:

1. Ai Aso finishing 4th. :eek: This is probably the result that has surprised me the most in two years of playing BSG.
2. Boots For Dancing making the final in a very competitive game.
3. Jagatara making the final, despite being a bonkers experimental Japanese band.
4. Lamb finishing in Top 10. I was thinking of sending this band in the first game I played. But then I ended up waiting until Game 101 to send them. :tears:

Biggest Disappointments:

1. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib hardly getting any points in the Rap game hurt a lot. Pinata is my favourite rap album at the moment and may well end up my favourite of all time.
2. Wendy Rene finishing only 9th. Songs like that always end up on podium, unless I send them.
3. Meridian Brothers missing the final. Their music changed my life. I hold them in the highest regard.
4. Nguyen Thi Lan missing the final by a whisker. Road To Home is my 2nd favourite song of the year, after Fatima Yamaha's What's A Girl To Do. Interestingly, both songs are sort of reissues.

People I've given 12s to:

Thanos 91s 91f 92f
salmon pants 91s
Perun 92s
Wanderer 92s 95s 95f
Wally 93s 93f
TennisFan102 93s* 100f 103s
Punky 94s
Monzanator 94s
Shvedbarilescu 95s 98s 99s 100s 101s
Mustafina 96s 98s 102f
Litotes 96s 104s
salmon pants 96s
Silver Persian 98f
AdeyC 99s
drg 99f
zvonarevarulz 100s
Big_Banana 100s
ElusiveChanteuse 100s 103s
Javi 101s 101f
John. 102s
G&R 102s
TIEFSEE 103f
JMG 104s

*in my discounted votes, so unofficially

Other interesting observations:
1. Hugues Daniel and stromatolite received NO 12s from me in the last 15 games. :eek:h:
2. On the other hand, two old-time regular players Elusive Chanteuse and John, received 12s for the first time :haha: :rolls: after playing zillion games together.
EC even twice (100, 103, each time in SF), John got it in Game 102 SF for Tom Tom Club's Genius of Love. :worship:
3. G&R received my third 12 in Game 102, but the first since Game 10.


Overall leaders in 12s received from me:

(35)
@Shvedbarilescu 5s 8s 11f 15s 15f 24s 25s 33s 41s 42s 44s 44f 46f 48f 49s 49f 52s 53f 58s 59s 64s 66s 71s 72s 72f 73s 81s 83s 88s 90s 95s 98s 99s 100s 101s

(22)
@Mustafina 20s 20f 21s 21f 28s 28f 34f 35s 36f 40s 40f 48s 54s 54f 58s 68s 68f 84s 89s 96s 98s 102f

(19)
@Hugues Daniel 9s 22s 26s 28s 29s 33s 36s 41s 41f 51s 51f 57s 60s 64s 64f 65s 71f 73s 73f

(14)
@sfar 16s 16f 22s 24f 26s 26f 27s 33s 34s 36s 39s 43s 45s 48s

(13)
@JustPetko 3s 3f 6s 7s 9s 11s 14s 15s 27s 32s 32f 65s 65f
@stromatolite 32s 39f 45s 45f 63s 69s 69f 74f 76f 83s 86s 86f 90s

(10)
@Beat 16s 29f 30f 33f 35s 35f 37s 37f 53s 70s
@Wanderer 50s 50f 58f 60s 62f 78s 82s 92s 95s 95f

Thank you all! :cheer: :lol:
 

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List of 2015 songs I sent in 2015:

Songhoy Blues - Al Hassidi Terei
(2014 single, released on 2015 album Music In Exile)
Game 66 (3rd in F)

Kassem Mosse vs Simone White - Flowers Of May
(from Three Versions)
Game 69 (17th in SF)

The Moonlandingz - Sweet Saturn Mine
(from The Eccentronic Research Council's Johnny Rocket, Narcissist & Music Machine... I'm Your Biggest Fan)
Game 77 (15th in SF)

Nguyen Thi Lan - Road To Home (Ve Que)
(from Various ‎– Hanoi Masters - War Is a Wound, Peace Is a Scar)
Game 96 (11th in SF)

Tazer & Tink - Wet Dollars
(released as a Single)
Game 103 (15th in SF)

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2015 Re-issues (not eligible here):

Fatima Yamaha - What's A Girl To Do
(from A Girl Between Two Worlds)
Game 78 (2nd in F)

Boots for Dancing - (Let's All) Hesitate
(from The Undisco Kidds)
Game 102 (15th in F)
 

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Results of my dream run in Games 112-118:

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112 [B]4th[/B]	  	    Soap Kills - Herzan
113 [B]2nd [/B]            Dean Blunt - Grade  
114 [B]2nd[/B]             Bettye Crutcher - A Little Bit More Won't Hurt
115 [B]4th[/B]             Black Blood & The Chocolate Pickles - Mississippi Mud
116 [B]2nd[/B]             Rexy - Alien
117 [B]1st[/B]             Roisin Murphy - Overpowered
118 [B]3rd[/B]             Jennifer Lara - I Am In Love
 

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STUDIO ONE WOMEN by SOUL JAZZ RECORDS
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1BXC0gC0pamTG2Ka9PpCoprdFHREu-1g

This has gradually become one of my favourite albums ever. Brilliant compilation, all songs are of similar high standard so it wasn't easy to choose only one for the Jamaican game. In the end, I chose Jennifer Lara's I Am In Love, because it is the song that led me to this album in the first place and one I felt had a very classic/timeless feel to it.




Here it is:
Her next song Consider Me is also very good.




I believe dismissing Jamaican music as homophobic and mysoginist is racist. All tha haters are guaranteed to hang their heads in shame after they've listened to this compilation album. The truth is crystally simple, Jamaican music is just like any other kind of music, it is no more "ideologically corrupt" than e.g. shoegaze or skweee.




I am only now realizing how much I'll miss this Jamaican game. Back to try-hard songs, predictable drab mundanity of indie rock and passé trends. :help:




The Soulettes - A Deh Pon Dem is my second facourite song of the album:



 
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