Round of 32: Divisions M, N, O, P

Welcome to the last night of the Round of 32!  We’ve got some great stuff to ease us into the next round.  So let’s get busy and crown some Division Champions!

May the Best Songs Win

First up, we have Division M’s leaders:  #1 I Believe in a Thing Called Love by The Darkness facing #2 Crabbuckit  by K-os.  Last time around, The Darkness averaged 6.31 points per voter, while K-os defeated The Verve with a 7.46 average.

Divison N gives us #2 Clint Eastwood by The Gorillaz and #5 One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket.  Both of these entries defeated classic(ish) rockers in the Round of 64 – One Big Holiday faced Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight,” which it narrowly defeated.

Mr. Eastwood is Hoping for More Bling

The Gorillaz comfortably lead against Bruce Springsteen, defeating “Hungry Heart” by more than 15 points.  I can’t wait to see what happens in Division N this time around!

#1 seed from Division O is Romeo and Juliet by Dire Straits.  In the Round of 64, this little song stepped out of the shade and had the highest average of the songs we’ll listen to in this set – 7.64 points per voter.  #3 seed, Home by Marc Broussard wasn’t too far behind, with an average of 6.59 points.

"We've Got This in the Bag, Babe."

Division P is home to #1 seed, Fake Plastic Trees and #3 seed, I’ve Been Loving You Too Long.  This Radiohead 1 seed has the high honor of knocking off my least favorite song of the tournament, “Apache,” in the last round, while averaging 6.9 points per voter.  Otis Redding wasn’t far behind, though.  I’ve Been Loving You carried a 6.71 average.

Here’s the Grooveshark Link.  Votes are due by 8 pm EST on Friday, August 19.

Here is the Handy, Dandy Pasteable:

M (1) I Believe in A Thing Called Love  (The Darkness) v. (2) Crabbuckit (K-os)

N (2) Clint Eastwood (The Gorillaz) v. (5) One Big Holiday (My Morning Jacket)

O (1) Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) v. (3) Home (Marc Broussard)

P (1) Fake Plastic Trees v. (3) I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding)

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27 Responses to Round of 32: Divisions M, N, O, P

  1. Lolly says:

    M I Believe in A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) = 5
    v. Crabbuckit (K-os) = 7

    N Clint Eastwood (The Gorillaz) = 6.5
    v. One Big Holiday (My Morning Jacket) = 7.5

    O Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) =4.5
    v. Home (Marc Broussard) = 7.5

    P Fake Plastic Trees (Radiohead) = 7
    v. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding) = 9

  2. G says:

    M I Believe in A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) = 4
    v. Crabbuckit (K-os) = 7

    N Clint Eastwood (The Gorillaz) = 3.5 [bear]
    v. One Big Holiday (My Morning Jacket) = 7.5

    O Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) = 10
    v. Home (Marc Broussard) = 6 [bull]

    P Fake Plastic Trees (Radiohead) = 10
    v. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding) = 8.5

  3. aiko says:

    M (1) I Believe in A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) v. (2) Crabbuckit (K-os) 7.5/9.5

    N (2) Clint Eastwood (The Gorillaz) v. (5) One Big Holiday (My Morning Jacket) 7/7.8

    O (1) Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) v. (3) Home (Marc Broussard) 10/6

    P (1) Fake Plastic Trees v. (3) I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding) 8.7/6.5

  4. zd says:

    M I Believe in A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) = 6.0
    v. Crabbuckit (K-os) = 6.5

    N Clint Eastwood (The Gorillaz) = 8.5
    v. One Big Holiday (My Morning Jacket) = 5.0

    O Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) = 8.5
    v. Home (Marc Broussard) = 7.5

    P Fake Plastic Trees (Radiohead) = 5.5
    v. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding) = 9.2

  5. Danno says:

    M I Believe in A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) = 8
    v. Crabbuckit (K-os) = 5

    N Clint Eastwood (The Gorillaz) = 8
    v. One Big Holiday (My Morning Jacket) = 5

    O Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) = 6.5
    v. Home (Marc Broussard) = 8.5

    P Fake Plastic Trees (Radiohead) = 8.5
    v. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding) = 6

  6. Hmmmmm. I guess I’ll just keep sharing. Oh, also don’t forget to check the brackets, I am updating the bracket page as the week goes on with the seedings for the Final Sweet Sixteen (remember, we rerack at 16.)

    M (1) I Believe in A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) 5
    (2) Crabbuckit (K-os) 7

    N (2) Clint Eastwood (The Gorillaz) 4.5
    (5) One Big Holiday (My Morning Jacket) 4

    Um both of these songs are completely out of steam for me.

    O (1) Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) 10
    (3) Home (Marc Broussard) 8.2

    When I was 17 and 18 I dated this girl that I thought was the bees knees, young love sort of thing- it seriously took me all of college to get over her. if bessaface ever comes back to vote she can attest to that, as it doomed my consequent relationship with her (sorry, bessaface.) Anyway, early in this high school relationship this girl and I had this conversation in my car in an elementary school parking lot in Silver Spring, MD on what we thought the best love song of all time was. I am ashamed to say that my first instinct was “Right Here Waiting” by Richard Marx (total, total shame. These are the sort of things that happen when you grow up in a house without music.) Anyways, she goes “what are you talking about? It’s Romeo and Juliet by Dire Straits. Hands down.” I was like, “what’s that?” The next time we hung out she played it for me, and then gave me a Van Morrison mix. So however you are, Greta, thank you for R&J. And Van. You were a wise, wise 16 year old.

    I still can’t believe I said “Right Here Waiting.” Wow.

    P (1) Fake Plastic Trees 9
    (3) I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding) 9.2

    This match-up hurts my heart.

    • Adrock says:

      don’t be too hard on yourself G’Mo… I backed Right Here Waiting for you in HS and college. Then i forgot about it for a few years… and slapped myself in the face when i heard it a year or so ago.

  7. Clarkle says:

    I Believe in a Thing Called Love 6 / Crabbuckit 6
    One Big Holiday 7 / Clint Eastwood 5.5
    Romeo & Juliet 6.5 / Home 7
    Fake Plastic Trees 7 / I’ve Been Loving You Too Long 6.5

  8. Mark O says:

    M (1) I Believe in A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) [8]
    (2) Crabbuckit (K-os) [6]

    N (2) Clint Eastwood (The Gorillaz) [6.5]
    (5) One Big Holiday (My Morning Jacket) [5]

    O (1) Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) [10]
    (3) Home (Marc Broussard) [6.5]

    P (1) Fake Plastic Trees [7.75]
    (3) I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding) [6.5]

  9. colincolinhunt says:

    M I Believe in A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) = 5
    v. Crabbuckit (K-os) = 5.5

    N Clint Eastwood (The Gorillaz) = 6
    v. One Big Holiday (My Morning Jacket) = 5.5

    O Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) = 8
    v. Home (Marc Broussard) = 5.5

    P Fake Plastic Trees (Radiohead) = 6
    v. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding) = 5

  10. Adrock says:

    M
    (1) I Believe in A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) 2
    (2) Crabbuckit (K-os) 8.6

    Judges, can we give Tiny Tim his nuts back before I have to listen to The Darkness again? The rhythm of my heart said NEXT. I guess Canadians can be funky… very very funky.
    N
    (2) Clint Eastwood (The Gorillaz) 6.5
    (5) One Big Holiday (My Morning Jacket) 3.5

    Eastwood was threatening to bust off an 8 or better, but it faded late. Lengthy instrumental sections tend to be my musical stock in trade, but I was just flat bored during the break in OBH. Oh well.

    O
    (1) Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) 4.5
    (3) Home (Marc Broussard) 9

    P
    (1) Fake Plastic Trees 2.5
    (3) I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding) 5.1

  11. Bday says:

    M (1) I Believe in A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) v. (2) Crabbuckit (K-os) 3 / 9

    N (2) Clint Eastwood (The Gorillaz) v. (5) One Big Holiday (My Morning Jacket) 8 / 8.5

    O (1) Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) v. (3) Home (Marc Broussard) 9 / 6.5

    P (1) Fake Plastic Trees v. (3) I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding) 1 / 1.1

  12. chrisroomba says:

    M (1) I Believe in A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) v. (2) Crabbuckit (K-os):9/4

    N (2) Clint Eastwood (The Gorillaz) v. (5) One Big Holiday (My Morning Jacket): 6/7.6

    O (1) Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) v. (3) Home (Marc Broussard): 10/2

    P (1) Fake Plastic Trees v. (3) I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding):1/3

    As the rounds have gone on, some songs continue to impress, and some have taught me how to loathe them. I’ve commented enough on them by now.

  13. The Progenitor says:

    M (1) I Believe in A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) v. (2) Crabbuckit (K-os) 2.5 to 10.0

    N (2) Clint Eastwood (The Gorillaz) v. (5) One Big Holiday (My Morning Jacket) 3.0 to 7.0

    O (1) Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) v. (3) Home (Marc Broussard) 7.0 to 10.0

    P (1) Fake Plastic Trees v. (3) I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding) 5.0 to 6.5

  14. Eileen says:

    M (1) I Believe in A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) v. (2) Crabbuckit (K-os) 2.0 to 10.0

    N (2) Clint Eastwood (The Gorillaz) v. (5) One Big Holiday (My Morning Jacket) 7.5 to 6.0

    O (1) Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) v. (3) Home (Marc Broussard) 8.0 to 10.0

    P (1) Fake Plastic Trees v. (3) I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding) 3.5 to 8.5

  15. Janos says:

    M (1) I Believe in A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) v. (2) Crabbuckit (K-os)
    Me 6.1 : 8.2
    Cristina 6.3: 5.5
    N (2) Clint Eastwood (The Gorillaz) v. (5) One Big Holiday (My Morning Jacket)
    Me 9.2 : 5.7
    Cristina 7.3: 6
    O (1) Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) v. (3) Home (Marc Broussard)
    Me 9 : 5.5
    Cristina 7: 8
    P (1) Fake Plastic Trees v. (3) I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding)
    Me 9.1 : 5.8
    Cristina 10: 5

  16. adam says:

    M (1) I Believe in A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) v. (2) Crabbuckit (K-os) = 8 to 1
    Sorry, K-os sounds like it belongs in a commercial for Target or something

    N (2) Clint Eastwood (The Gorillaz) v. (5) One Big Holiday (My Morning Jacket) = 3 to 7
    No contest! A song vs. a looped rhythm with some people talking over it.

    O (1) Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) v. (3) Home (Marc Broussard) = 6 to 3
    “Home” reminds me of the intro song to season 1 of the Wire

    P (1) Fake Plastic Trees v. (3) I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding) = 6 to 6.5

  17. nataliebabij says:

    I Believe in A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) – 8
    Crabbuckit (K-os) – 6.5
    IBIATCL was a great way to kick off a friday morning. i really enjoyed crabbuckit last round, but today i found it a bit too repetitive, and it didn’t grab me the way IBIATCL did. both solid songs, though, and i’d be ok with either moving on.

    Clint Eastwood (The Gorillaz) – 6.5
    One Big Holiday (My Morning Jacket) – 7.8

    Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) – 7.1
    Home (Marc Broussard) – 8.5
    R&J is pretty (+.1 for the resonator guitar that kinda sounds like a banjo). Home is raw & bluesy & soulful = win.

    Fake Plastic Trees – 9.2
    I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding) – 5.6
    i was expecting to dole out some more hammer-like scores here, but otis is starting to win me over. i still think FPT is a far superior song though.

  18. NatalieG says:

    M I Believe in A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) = 6.5
    v. Crabbuckit (K-os) = 8.5

    N Clint Eastwood (The Gorillaz) = 3
    v. One Big Holiday (My Morning Jacket) = 5

    O Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) =9
    v. Home (Marc Broussard) = 5

    P Fake Plastic Trees (Radiohead) = 6
    v. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding) = 9
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  19. Anne S. says:

    M I Believe in A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) = 7
    v. Crabbuckit (K-os) = 8
    Both such good friday music

    N Clint Eastwood (The Gorillaz) = 7
    v. One Big Holiday (My Morning Jacket) = 8.5

    O Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) =8
    v. Home (Marc Broussard) = 5

    P Fake Plastic Trees (Radiohead) = 7.8
    v. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding) = 3

  20. Meghan says:

    I Believe in A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) 8.5
    Crabbuckit (K-os) 7.5

    Clint Eastwood (The Gorillaz) 7
    One Big Holiday (My Morning Jacket) 5

    Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) 5.5
    Home (Marc Broussard) 6

    Fake Plastic Trees 2.5
    I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding) 7

  21. Tspell says:

    I Believe in A Thing Called Love 6. Crabbuckit 3
    Clint Eastwood 9. One Big Holiday 5.
    Romeo & Juliet 8. Home 5.
    Fake Plastic Trees 9.5. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long 7.

  22. dj roomba says:

    M (1) I Believe in A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) – 10
    v. (2) Crabbuckit (K-os) – 4
    I was a little bit sick of IBIATCL today. But it’s my pick so I feel the need to stand by it one last time, because this may be its final round.

    N (2) Clint Eastwood (The Gorillaz) – 8.5
    v. (5) One Big Holiday (My Morning Jacket) – 4

    O (1) Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) – 10
    v. (3) Home (Marc Broussard) – 6.825

    P (1) Fake Plastic Trees – 7.95
    v. (3) I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding) – 9.25

  23. asf says:

    M (1) I Believe in A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) v. (2) Crabbuckit (K-os) – 7.5/7.1

    N (2) Clint Eastwood (The Gorillaz) v. (5) One Big Holiday (My Morning Jacket) – 7.8/7.2

    O (1) Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) v. (3) Home (Marc Broussard) – 9/6

    P (1) Fake Plastic Trees v. (3) I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding) – 8/7

  24. The Catholic says:

    I Believe in A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) ~ 7 for song, 10 for video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRYNYb30nxU
    Crabbuckit (K-os) ~ 9
    Enjoy almost everything about Crabbuckit

    Clint Eastwood (The Gorillaz) ~ 8.9
    One Big Holiday (My Morning Jacket) ~ 6.6 Love the instrumentals, but the vocals are worse than Bittersweet symphony.

    Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) ~ 4.5 Still sounds like a mediocre Bob Dylan knockoff. How did this get so far in the tournament?
    Home (Marc Broussard) ~ 8.8 How is this guy not black?

    Fake Plastic Trees (Radiohead) ~ 3.1 I like Radiohead, but this song never did it for me.
    I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding) 7.7 Otis is solid.

  25. Maureen says:

    I Believe in A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) – 6
    Crabbuckit (K-os) – 7.7

    Clint Eastwood (The Gorillaz) – 5
    One Big Holiday (My Morning Jacket) – 6

    Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) – 10
    Home (Marc Broussard) – 7.5
    This version of Romeo & Juliet just gets me every single time.

    Fake Plastic Trees (Radiohead) – 8.1
    I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding) – 9.6

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