BCB CUP 2017 - R1 M3 - DF nurses his wounds...

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Re: BCB CUP 2017 - Round 1 Match 3

Postby PENK » 12 Feb 2017, 21:00

A is taking no prisoners.

Or votes.

Portion Control were good until the angry man started shouting, and Alice Donut are OK but nothing amazing. Roots Manuva has done much better.
The Art Ensemble is very underwhelming. Is it supposed to be experimental or avant-garde? They just sound like they're mucking about a bit while waiting for the bandleader to appear.
Moor Mother and Frank Alpine were kindred spirits: neither as scary, intense or impressive as they presumably think they are. Coil show them how it's done: they don't sound like they're trying to be dark or underground, it just comes naturally.
Mariee Sioux and Tom Paxton are very pretty.

Thing is, B is a bit too alt-rocky on the whole, and some of it is weak music mag-fodder (Wilco, Angel Olsen). A couple of decent picks: I prefer Childish Gambino rapping (or acting) but the music is pretty groovy, and I liked Big Thief.

I am going to vote for A for the hell of it, despite rubbishing half the list. B just needs to try harder.
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Re: BCB CUP 2017 - Round 1 Match 3

Postby Darkness_Fish » 12 Feb 2017, 21:25

I like the Big Thief track, that's quite nice and bimbling. Goes nowhere, and does it well. I prefer The Mission's "Like a Hurricane", by a country mile. Guided by Voices are uncomfortably generic. First time I've ever heard a Wilco song, I think. I'd have expected something better, given how good Jeff Tweedy's cover of Jandek's "Crack a Smile" is. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYoUu3_gjjY

I'm not sure why there's so much surprise about Tom Paxton on that list. It almost had Peggy Seeger on too, but having two tracks with the same name (Spacegirl) looked like an aborted attempt at a theme. Not to out myself, or anything.

Ah well, I tried picking some pop songs for a change, but the tactic didn't work.
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Re: BCB CUP 2017 - Round 1 Match 3

Postby Johnny Fartpants » 12 Feb 2017, 22:15

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Re: BCB CUP 2017 - Round 1 Match 3

Postby The Red Heifer » 13 Feb 2017, 06:21

I wonder if Donald Glover will become the Kendrick Lamar of this years cup. Obviously when this place of old fuddy-duddys and myself all collectively reach for something new there must be something there, and I think that is true here. Plus B has the almighty GBV which almost always seals the deal for me.
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Re: BCB CUP 2017 - Round 1 Match 3

Postby The Red Heifer » 13 Feb 2017, 06:22

Darkness_Fish wrote:I like the Big Thief track, that's quite nice and bimbling. Goes nowhere, and does it well. I prefer The Mission's "Like a Hurricane", by a country mile. Guided by Voices are uncomfortably generic. First time I've ever heard a Wilco song, I think. I'd have expected something better, given how good Jeff Tweedy's cover of Jandek's "Crack a Smile" is. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYoUu3_gjjY

I'm not sure why there's so much surprise about Tom Paxton on that list. It almost had Peggy Seeger on too, but having two tracks with the same name (Spacegirl) looked like an aborted attempt at a theme. Not to out myself, or anything.

Ah well, I tried picking some pop songs for a change, but the tactic didn't work.


As someone else whose list will also be able to be spotted from space I admire your list even though I preferred the other one.
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Re: BCB CUP 2017 - Round 1 Match 3

Postby Belle Lettre » 13 Feb 2017, 07:18

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Re: BCB CUP 2017 - Round 1 Match 3

Postby martha » 13 Feb 2017, 08:03

I like both, but GBV seals the deal.

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Re: BCB CUP 2017 - Round 1 Match 3

Postby mission » 13 Feb 2017, 14:13

A has Portion Control. 400 Blows! Colourbox!

B
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Re: BCB CUP 2017 - Round 1 Match 3

Postby Nick Danger » 13 Feb 2017, 15:11

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Re: BCB CUP 2017 - Round 1 Match 3

Postby Ray K. » 13 Feb 2017, 15:25

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Re: BCB CUP 2017 - Round 1 Match 3

Postby fange » 13 Feb 2017, 15:49

AEoC notwithstanding, most of A just isn't close enough to my wheelhouse to beat B. That Paxton choice made me sit up though, cheers.


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Re: BCB CUP 2017 - Round 1 Match 3

Postby harvey k-tel » 13 Feb 2017, 16:03

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Re: BCB CUP 2017 - Round 1 Match 3

Postby Count Machuki » 13 Feb 2017, 16:17

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Re: BCB CUP 2017 - Round 1 Match 3

Postby Jumper K » 13 Feb 2017, 17:30

A. Alice Donut is an inspired choice. Plus I detest GBV with a passion.

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Re: BCB CUP 2017 - Round 1 Match 3

Postby sloopjohnc » 13 Feb 2017, 17:59

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Re: BCB CUP 2017 - Round 1 Match 3

Postby Polishgirl » 13 Feb 2017, 19:16

Ooh, Drugstore! Very pleased to see them make an appearance.

But B hangs together better for me, plus Phil has been indoctrinating me re Neil Young.
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Re: BCB CUP 2017 - Round 1 Match 3

Postby The Dríver » 13 Feb 2017, 19:36

B. Very nice.
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Re: BCB CUP 2017 - Round 1 Match 3

Postby echolalia » 13 Feb 2017, 22:25

I like A’s Mariee Sioux and Roots Manuva picks. And would possibly like a lot more if I had time to listen to them all the way through.

B

wins it for the last two tracks especially.

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Re: BCB CUP 2017 - Round 1 Match 3

Postby joels344 » 13 Feb 2017, 23:30

I'm definitely liking the sound and vibe of list A. So, A it is!

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Re: BCB CUP 2017 - Round 1 Match 3

Postby Loki » 14 Feb 2017, 02:06

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