Music Tournament Round of 256: Division I, Day 1

The top five seeds in Division I are Tangled Up In Blue, I Heard it Through the Grapevine, Layla, A Day in the Life and Thriller, making it one of the stronger divisions in the tournament.

The Counting Crows, Tommy James and the Ramones face elimination.

#1 Tangled Up In Blue (Bob Dylan) vs. #16 No Cars Go (Arcade Fire)

#8 Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd) vs. #9 Mr. Jones (Counting Crows)

#4 A Day in the Life (Beatles) vs. #13 Crimson and Clover (Tommy James)

#5 Thriller (Michael Jackson) vs. #12 Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones)

Get Day 1’s match-ups at Grooveshark (except Another Brick in the Wall and A Day in the Life) and vote by commenting below or emailing LTDdotorg@gmail.com before 9pm on Saturday.  Anyone who wants to do some pregame voting at East 14th street on Friday or Saturday night, come on down.

Oh, and at the Grooveshark link I’ve included a Yo La Tengo cover of Blitzkrieg Bop.  It’s damn wonderful.

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12 Responses to Music Tournament Round of 256: Division I, Day 1

  1. sweetems says:

    Tangled Up In Blue (Bob Dylan) 9
    No Cars Go (Arcade Fire) 8.5

    Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd) 6.5
    Mr. Jones (Counting Crows) 3.5 [usually gets nostalgia points but hated this today.]

    A Day in the Life (Beatles) 9
    Crimson and Clover (Tommy James) 7.5

    Thriller (Michael Jackson) 6
    Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones) 6.5

  2. aiko says:

    Tangled Up In Blue (Bob Dylan) 8
    No Cars Go (Arcade Fire) 6
    Wow, a Bob Dylan song I like. I think it works because the music is at the same level as his vocals.

    Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd) 8.5
    Mr. Jones (Counting Crows) 1
    I really, really hate Mr. Jones. I think this is my first 1. Like, I really hate it. I have nothing more profound to say than that.

    A Day in the Life (Beatles) 8
    Crimson and Clover (Tommy James) 8.5

    Thriller (Michael Jackson) 7
    Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones) 5.5

  3. blind boy grunt says:

    #1 Tangled Up In Blue (Bob Dylan) 8 vs. #16 No Cars Go (Arcade Fire) 5

    #8 Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd) 7 vs. #9 Mr. Jones (Counting Crows) 2

    #4 A Day in the Life (Beatles) 9 vs. #13 Crimson and Clover (Tommy James) 7

    #5 Thriller (Michael Jackson) 9 vs. #12 Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones) 7

  4. Danno says:

    #1 Tangled Up In Blue (Bob Dylan) 10
    #16 No Cars Go (Arcade Fire) 2.5

    #8 Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd) 6
    #9 Mr. Jones (Counting Crows) 8.5

    #4 A Day in the Life (Beatles) 10
    #13 Crimson and Clover (Tommy James) 2.5

    #5 Thriller (Michael Jackson) 9
    #12 Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones) 5

  5. DrJ says:

    #1 Tangled Up in Blue (Bob Dylan) 8
    #16 No Cars Go (Arcade Fire) 5.8

    #8 Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd) 6
    #9 Mr. Jones (Counting Crows) 4

    #4 A Day in the Life (Beatles) 9
    #13 Crimson and Clover (Tommy James) 1
    Crimson & Clover=Nails & Chalkboard

    #5 Thriller (Michael Jackson) 8
    #12 Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones) 5

  6. The Catholic says:

    Tangled Up In Blue (Bob Dylan) 8
    No Cars Go (Arcade Fire) 7
    Both solid, Arcade Fire is growing on me… but this is one of Bob’s better ditties.

    Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd) 8.5
    Mr. Jones (Counting Crows) 5
    Still really digging ABitW. Mr. Jones started to bug.

    A Day in the Life (Beatles) 7
    Crimson and Clover (Tommy James) 8
    Crimson and Clover was a bit more emotional for me.

    Thriller (Michael Jackson) 7
    Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones) 7.5
    Didn’t love either song, both solid tho…

  7. janos marton says:

    Group vote coming up- me, Fanya (making her voting debut) and Cristina

    Tangled Up: 8.5/ 6/ 7.5 (Janos: my favorite Dylan song)
    No Cars Go: 7/ 4/ 9

    Mr. Jones: 7/ 5/ 5.5
    Another Brick: 7.5/ 7/ 8.5

    Day in the Life: 9/ 78/ 7.5
    Crimson and Clover: 7.5 / 5/ 9

    Thriller: 8.4/ 8.5 / 8
    Blitzkrieg Bop: 7.7/ 7/ 8.1 (Fanya: The Yo La Tengo version really makes you appreciate the melody)

  8. Adrock says:

    #1 Tangled Up In Blue (Bob Dylan) 6
    #16 No Cars Go (Arcade Fire) 7.3

    Arcade Fire continues to grow on me

    #8 Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd) 9
    #9 Mr. Jones (Counting Crows) 3

    #4 A Day in the Life (Beatles) 4.5
    #13 Crimson and Clover (Tommy James) 4

    I have no idea why i wasn’t into either song. So it goes.

    #5 Thriller (Michael Jackson) 6.8
    #12 Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones) 7.5

  9. natalie says:

    tangled up in blue – 9
    no cars go – 5

    another brick in the wall – 6
    mr jones – 9
    wow, who knew there were so many mr jones haters out there

    a day in the life – 8
    crimson & clover – 6.5

    thriller – 7.5
    blitzkreig bop – 7
    i like what yo la tengo has going on

  10. Astrid says:

    #1 Tangled Up In Blue (Bob Dylan) 8.2 vs. #16 No Cars Go (Arcade Fire)6.8

    #8 Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd) 6.2 vs. #9 Mr. Jones (Counting Crows) 1.3

    #4 A Day in the Life (Beatles)7.9 vs. #13 Crimson and Clover (Tommy James)9

    #5 Thriller (Michael Jackson) 8.2vs. #12 Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones)9.8

  11. Meghan says:

    #1 Tangled Up In Blue (Bob Dylan) 8
    #16 No Cars Go (Arcade Fire) 5

    #8 Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd) 7
    #9 Mr. Jones (Counting Crows) 8

    #4 A Day in the Life (Beatles) 8.5
    #13 Crimson and Clover (Tommy James) 7

    #5 Thriller (Michael Jackson) 7
    #12 Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones) 8

  12. Guillermo says:

    Tangled Up In Blue 7.5
    No Cars Go 5

    lyrics on TUIB, 12. repetitive, non-surprising song that is so simple I can play it, 5. Middle ground, 7.5.

    Another Brick In The Wall 6
    Mr. Jones 9

    A Day In The Life 2.5
    Crimson and Clover 6.5

    This Beatles song is stupid.

    Thriller 5
    Blitzkrieg Pop 7.5

    As a closing note, I promise I have not looked at any match-ups, any comments at all. I just can’t fathom how three seemingly good songs that I hate (Another Brick In The Wall, A Day In The Life, and Thriller) all ended up in the same bracket that I’m now getting to with t-minus 55 minutes to vote. This bracket is a wash.

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