Round of 128: Division N

Our favorite cartoon band returns to fight on

Votes due by Tuesday, July 26th at 8 PM EST! We took a break for a day- sorry for the stoppage but given our strugglefest turnout the last few days, maybe not so terrible to push voting to the weekdays? Anyways, three divisions left before we launch into the Round of 64! Let’s keep up the momentum and finish with a bang. Songs are all over the place, couple classics, a world selection, some modern stuff. Listen hard and vote with your hearts. No google form today, I don’t have time to teach myself how to set it up and I sorta like entering the scores manually anyways. Use the Grooveshark link or the playlist. Best of luck to all songs!

Stephen Kellogg's Morning Jacket

In the left corner, Phil Collins returns as a 1 seed and stands to defend his song that is not about drowning. He goes up against alt bluegrass survivor Crooked Still. We’ll follow that up with some more music that you could find at SXSW- Josh Ritter and My Morning Jacket tee off in the middle spots. We’ll see if Ritter can follow in Semisonic’s footsteps and be another play-in round survivor advancing to the 6-4. The Gorillaz attempt to Clint Eastwood their way past Malian afropop star Salif Keita.To close the round, a battle of old vs new as Springsteen dusts off the mike stand and lines up against SK6ERS.
Pastable below. Kisses, team.

In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins vs. You’ve Got The Silver by Crooked Still

Snow Is Gone by Josh Ritter vs. One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket

Clint Eastwood by The Gorillaz vs. Yamore by Salif Keita & Cesaria Evora

Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen vs. You Win by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers

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35 Responses to Round of 128: Division N

  1. chrisroomba says:

    In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins vs. You’ve Got The Silver by Crooked Still: 10/5
    When the drums drop out…well you know.

    Snow Is Gone by Josh Ritter vs. One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket: 8/7
    I really liked this matchup!

    Clint Eastwood by The Gorillaz vs. Yamore by Salif Keita & Cesaria Evora: 5/1
    Womps.

    Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen vs. You Win by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers: 6.5/7
    Meh!

  2. NatalieG says:

    In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins vs. You’ve Got The Silver by Crooked Still – 6/7.2
    *”In The Air Tonight” was the theme song of the many national championship and final four runs of the University of Nebraska women’s volleyball team in the 1990s. As a high school student, I bought their team videos , attended the summer camps, and crossed my fingers for an athletic scholarship that never happened. I must be still a little bitter at the Cornhuskers because this song just didn’t give me the nostalgia I would have guessed. “You’ve Got the Silver” was a very pleasant surprise, though…will be listening to it again!

    Snow Is Gone by Josh Ritter vs. One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket – 8.5/4

    Clint Eastwood by The Gorillaz vs. Yamore by Salif Keita & Cesaria Evora – 3/3.1

    Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen vs. You Win by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers 5/8

  3. Danno says:

    In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins 7
    You’ve Got The Silver by Crooked Still 5.5

    Snow Is Gone by Josh Ritter 5
    One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket 5

    Clint Eastwood by The Gorillaz 7
    Yamore by Salif Keita & Cesaria Evora

    Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen 5
    You Win by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers 10

  4. Famished Heart says:

    In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins 6 vs. You’ve Got The Silver by Crooked Still 1

    Snow Is Gone by Josh Ritter 4 vs. One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket 6

    Clint Eastwood by The Gorillaz 6 vs. Yamore by Salif Keita & Cesaria Evora 4

    Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen 10 vs. You Win by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers 3
    For those swayed by celebrity endorsements, here’s a fun fact: John Lennon reportedly praised Hungry Heart just hours before he was shot, calling it “a great record.” Can Stephen Kellogg say that? I think not.

  5. colincolinhunt says:

    In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins vs. You’ve Got The Silver by Crooked Still
    9.5:6.5

    Snow Is Gone by Josh Ritter vs. One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket
    6.5:7

    Clint Eastwood by The Gorillaz vs. Yamore by Salif Keita & Cesaria Evora
    7.5:5.5

    Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen vs. You Win by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers
    5:5.5

  6. Bday says:

    In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins vs. You’ve Got The Silver by Crooked Still 9 / 2

    Snow Is Gone by Josh Ritter vs. One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket 6 / 5.5

    Clint Eastwood by The Gorillaz vs. Yamore by Salif Keita & Cesaria Evora 8 / 4

    Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen vs. You Win by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers 4 / 2

  7. Mark O’s scores

    Division N – Round of 128

    In the Air Tonight [8.9]
    You Got the Silver [5.8]

    Snow is Gone [7.75]
    One Big Holiday [5]

    Clint Eastwood [7]
    Yamore [5.0]

    Hungry Heart [8.5]
    You Win [5.2]

  8. …and my scores

    In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins: 7.7
    You’ve Got The Silver by Crooked Still: 6.9

    Crooked Still is lovely. Phil grew on me from last round.

    Snow Is Gone by Josh Ritter: 3.8
    One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket: 7

    This whole Snow Is Gone run is really difficult for me, in the same vein as the “You Are The Best Thing” run is as well. I’ve got spots in my heart for both artists, have a bunch of their music, and don’t think these are the best representatives by any measure. I actually stopped listening to this in the middle because I was struck by a sudden urge to listen to “Girl In The War.” And then “To The Dogs Or Whoever.” Sticking to my guns- song, not artist. But however you spin it, the MMJ song is pretty good- I only knew “Golden” before, so thanks nominator.

    Clint Eastwood by The Gorillaz: 9.4
    Yamore by Salif Keita & Cesaria Evora: 6

    Gorillaz could have gotten a 10, love the haunting thing going on in the background. And the end, “my future is coming on, it’s coming on, it’s coming on.” This song is constructed to be engaging. Yamore is nice, but nice in a “should we get the apple or the cherry flavor, can you move the charcoal over, should we get more hummus” sort of way, rather than something I’d drive around listening to. Maybe if I was a spy I would. What am I even talking about.

    Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen: 7
    You Win by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers: 6.8

    Didn’t expect that to be that close

    • zd says:

      Agreed, Ritter has better songs. When selecting a song to introduce others to an artist though, I thought it would be better to grab one with mainstream tendencies. With that said, I absolutely dig the enthusiastic upbeat tempo of Snow is Gone…it’s infectious.

  9. Adam S says:

    In the Air Tonight: 3 … keep waiting for this song to get more exciting, and it does with the drums, but even that is a let down
    You Got the Silver: 5

    Snow is Gone: 6
    One Big Holiday: 8.5. Hit the spot! Reminds me of a hilarious American Dad episode… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Morning_Straitjacket

    Clint Eastwood 7
    Yamore 2

    Hungry Heart 6
    You Win 5

  10. asf says:

    In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins – 6.3

    You’ve Got The Silver by Crooked Still – 7.5 – the musicianship in this song won me over

    Snow Is Gone by Josh Ritter – 7 –

    One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket – 7.2

    Clint Eastwood by The Gorillaz – 7.8

    Yamore by Salif Keita & Cesaria Evora – 9.5 – This song is beautiful, first I’ve heard it, thanks nominator!

    Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen – 7.4

    You Win by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers – 6.2

  11. Eileen says:

    In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins vs. You’ve Got The Silver by Crooked Still 9.0 to 5.0

    Snow Is Gone by Josh Ritter vs. One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket 4.5 to 6.5

    Clint Eastwood by The Gorillaz vs. Yamore by Salif Keita & Cesaria Evora 6.5 to 8.0

    Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen vs. You Win by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers 6.5 to 7.0

  12. The Progenitor says:

    In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins vs. You’ve Got The Silver by Crooked Still 7.0 to 6.0

    Snow Is Gone by Josh Ritter vs. One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket 4.5 to 6.5

    Clint Eastwood by The Gorillaz vs. Yamore by Salif Keita & Cesaria Evora 2.5 to 7.25

    Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen vs. You Win by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers 6.0 to 8.0

  13. Adrock says:

    In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins 8.5
    You’ve Got The Silver by Crooked Still 4

    Literally, I don’t think anything could get me to a 10 right now, just so pissed off. But Phil and Miami Vice do a damn fine job of getting close. Guess I prefer Gold.

    Snow Is Gone by Josh Ritter 5.1
    One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket 4.5

    Clint Eastwood by The Gorillaz 5.5
    Yamore by Salif Keita & Cesaria Evora 4

    Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen 4
    You Win by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers 7

  14. zd says:

    In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins: 8.5
    You’ve Got The Silver by Crooked Still: 6.5
    Phil, we’ll miss you now that you’ve retired buddy.

    Snow Is Gone by Josh Ritter: 9
    One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket: 4.5
    Listened to One Big Holiday a second time to make sure I wasn’t being unfair. Don’t care for the vocals. Great guitar solo, but the singer’s level of energy don’t beg for this level of guitar action (think Guns n’ Roses November Rain). The song doesn’t come together for me.

    Clint Eastwood by The Gorillaz: 7
    Yamore by Salif Keita & Cesaria Evora: 8
    Nice to some diversity in the tourney. Excellent song.

    Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen: 5.5
    You Win by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers: 6
    Think Stephen Kellogg has lots of talent, will look into him.

  15. Mark B says:

    In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins – 9
    You’ve Got The Silver by Crooked Still – 5.5

    Snow Is Gone by Josh Ritter – 5.5
    One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket – 6

    Clint Eastwood by The Gorillaz – 6
    Yamore by Salif Keita & Cesaria Evora – 4.5

    Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen – 8.5
    You Win by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers – 6.5

  16. janos marton says:

    Me and C

    In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins vs. You’ve Got The Silver by Crooked Still
    Me: 4.5: – 7.6 Crooked Still has grown on me since last round, but I still like Keith’s version better.
    C: 4 – 7 “Phil’s song is unbelievably annoying.”

    Snow Is Gone by Josh Ritter vs. One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket
    Me : 8.3 — 6.1 Snow is Gone reminds me of the Monkees, in a good way. MMJ’s vocalist is great, but cut the last minute, please.
    C 7.2 – 6.3 One Big Holiday lost points for dragging out too long.

    Clint Eastwood by The Gorillaz vs. Yamore by Salif Keita & Cesaria Evora
    Me 9 – 3.5
    C 6.4 – 5.9

    Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen vs. You Win by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers
    Me 9.5 — 3 Hungry Heart is pure joy. I don’t know what to say about “You Win” except that it might be the most plan vanilla radio rock-pop song I’ve ever heard. That’s better than nothing, but I am just stunned that this is close.
    C: 8.1 –6.7

  17. G says:

    In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins 8.5
    You’ve Got The Silver by Crooked Still 6

    Snow Is Gone by Josh Ritter 4
    One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket 7.5

    Clint Eastwood by The Gorillaz 6.5
    Yamore by Salif Keita & Cesaria Evora 7.5

    Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen 4
    You Win by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers 6

  18. In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins vs. You’ve Got The Silver by Crooked Still
    10/1

    Snow Is Gone by Josh Ritter vs. One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket
    8/2

    Clint Eastwood by The Gorillaz vs. Yamore by Salif Keita & Cesaria Evora
    2/2

    Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen vs. You Win by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers
    6/2

  19. adam says:

    In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins vs. You’ve Got The Silver by Crooked Still = 5 to 6
    The Phil Collins tune’s buildup works more as a surprise the first time you hear it – after that (like the rest of your life) you just keep waiting for the part where the drums come in.

    Snow Is Gone by Josh Ritter vs. One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket = 4 to 7.5

    Clint Eastwood by The Gorillaz vs. Yamore by Salif Keita & Cesaria Evora = 3 to 6

    Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen vs. You Win by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers = 8 to 5

  20. Anne S. says:

    In the Air Tonight 1
    You Got the Silver 8.5

    I would probably hate In the Air Tonight a little less if I could understand why people think this is so catchy? Phil Collin’s whining (not singing) for 3:40 before a 3 second drum solo where he then whines the same stuff over and over as it fades out for another minute is nothing that hasn’t been done better for centuries. Tarzan must also be people’s favorite Disney movie.

    Crooked Still’s cover is lovely.

    Snow is Gone 6
    One Big Holiday 7.8

    Clint Eastwood 8
    Yamore 4

    Hungry Heart 4
    You Win 6.5

    I must have missed You Win the first time around. Not sure how it would hold up, but today it was catchy.

  21. The Catholic says:

    In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins – 1
    You’ve Got The Silver by Crooked Still – 9
    Am I the only one who finds In The Air Tonight boring and repetitive? Why do people love Phil Collins, he’s terrible.
    Fantastic instrumentals by Crooked Still. Really enjoyed the vocalist too. Great find! More excitement and talent in the first 20 seconds than in Phil’s whole song…

    Snow Is Gone by Josh Ritter – 6
    One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket – 7.5
    Snow is gone is ok.
    Like the beginning to One Big Holiday, the guitars get to be a bit much tho. Not too into the haunting vocals. Decent song tho.

    Clint Eastwood by The Gorillaz – 8.9
    Yamore by Salif Keita & Cesaria Evora – 5
    I really like Clint Eastwood. Yamore was nice, some things I liked, but some not.
    Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen – 3
    You Win by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers – 3
    No comment

  22. natalie says:

    In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins – 2
    blech, this song just annoys me. are you trying to sound like a robot in an echo chamber, phil?
    You’ve Got The Silver by Crooked Still – 9
    always hits the spot. what i like: the gradual buildup with the bowed cello & fiddle jumping in around 0:30 & the full bass line at 0:52 & the banjo part developing along the way; the killer instrumentals throughout & the interplay between all the strings; aoife o’donovan’s voice – the way it builds on “surprise” at 2:26; a sound that manages to be simultaneously simple & complex; the use of talent, emotion, and improvisation; and a group that is able to create a completely unique sound without sacrificing musical quality. it will hurt to see this go down to phil collins, but i’m glad it made it 2 rounds & sparked some interest in the listeners.

    Snow Is Gone by Josh Ritter – 6.5
    i like it, but it’s a bit generic-poppy sounding, and relative to mmj it’s on the boring side & doesn’t rock hard enough
    One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket – 9.6
    intro is a 10, jim james’ voice is a 10, the actual song is a 9

    Clint Eastwood by The Gorillaz – 8.6
    really fantastic, but tends to drag for the last 1-2 min
    Yamore by Salif Keita & Cesaria Evora – 7
    this is great, but most definitely drags, too bad

    Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen – 3.5
    pretty standard bruce reaction
    You Win by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers – 6.4

    i’ve got 2 nominations in this batch, i’m totally stressing…

  23. Meghan says:

    In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins 6
    You’ve Got The Silver by Crooked Still 5.5

    Snow Is Gone by Josh Ritter 6.5
    One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket 5.5

    Clint Eastwood by The Gorillaz 8
    Yamore by Salif Keita & Cesaria Evora 3

    Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen 7
    You Win by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers 8

  24. In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins – 4.5
    You’ve Got The Silver by Crooked Still – 9

    Snow Is Gone by Josh Ritter – 9.5
    One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket – 8

    Clint Eastwood by The Gorillaz – 9.5
    Yamore by Salif Keita & Cesaria Evora – 7

    Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen – 6
    You Win by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers -5

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