PCT II: Round of 128, Day 10

Bikini Kill, part of the early 90s Riot Grrrl revolution.

Update From Guillermo, 9/11/12, 9:41 AM: Bikini Kill link now fixed. If you are interested in reading the article about community college, that can be found here. Thank you to Guillermo for running the show while I was galavanting around the country.     More than happy to take us down to 80 songs by the end of the week.  We’ve got a fun line-up today.   You can listen to the songs here (except Statement of Vindication), and vote by commenting below before 9pm (EST) on Wednesday.

Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots) vs. Statement of Vindication (Bikini Kill)

Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett) vs. I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince)

Summer Home (Typhoon) vs. Librarian (My Morning Jacket)

Young Turks (Rod Stewart) vs.  Australia (Shins)

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20 Responses to PCT II: Round of 128, Day 10

  1. cjroomba says:

    Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots) vs. Statement of Vindication (Bikini Kill): 4/3
    I found STP played out in 95-96. This is why.

    Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett) vs. I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince)-4/4

    Summer Home (Typhoon) vs. Librarian (My Morning Jacket)-5/5.5

    Young Turks (Rod Stewart) vs. Australia (Shins)-6.5/6.25

  2. Adam S says:

    That link is totally not Statement of Vindication by Bikini Kill. It’s not even a song! I think what you are looking for is this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA6gGV_BHi4 CJ Roomba, were you voting for an article about community college and that’s why you only gave it a 3?

    Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots) vs. Statement of Vindication (Bikini Kill) : 8 – 6.5

    Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett) vs. I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince) 5.5 – 5

    Summer Home (Typhoon) vs. Librarian (My Morning Jacket) 6 – 5.5 – I feel like I should like My Morning Jacket more, but for some reason I can never get into them

    Young Turks (Rod Stewart) vs. Australia (Shins) 5.5 – 6.5

  3. Dem Adam says:

    Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots) vs. Statement of Vindication (Bikini Kill) = 5 to 9.5
    I always thought the STP song a cool guitar hook. I always liked the guitar player, but Bikini Kill is all about IDEAS IDEAS IDEAS. Kathleen doesn’t take a breath in this one.

    Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett) vs. I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince) = 3 to 6.5

    “I want to be your sister and mother too” ?? Wow, this dude is freaky. ANyway, i really dig this song, it sounds almost like a standard 70’s genre song, as opposed to a Prince song. It’s cool.

    Summer Home (Typhoon) vs. Librarian (My Morning Jacket) = 7 to 4
    Wow, i usually don’t like indie rock of htis nature, but i liked the Typhoon song. I DO like MMJ but wasn’t into this song. Sorry.

    Young Turks (Rod Stewart) vs. Australia (Shins) = 6.5 to 6.5
    to pretty cool songs

  4. jacobpress says:

    Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots) 4
    I’m pretty sure this was in one of the tournaments already.
    vs. Statement of Vindication (Bikini Kill) 4
    Call me old fashioned, but I like it better when the Go-Go’s sing this kind of song.

    Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett) 4
    I wish Jimmy Buffett would branch out and sing a song about a ski chalet.
    vs. I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince) 7

    Summer Home (Typhoon) 4
    vs. Librarian (My Morning Jacket) 5

    Young Turks (Rod Stewart) 9
    vs. Australia (Shins)6

  5. annaz says:

    Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots) 6
    Statement of Vindication (Bikini Kill) 8

    Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett) 7.8
    I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince) 6

    Summer Home (Typhoon) 8
    Librarian (My Morning Jacket) 8.3

    Young Turks (Rod Stewart) 7.4
    Australia (Shins) 10

  6. janos marton says:

    Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots) vs. Statement of Vindication (Bikini Kill): 7.4 : 7

    Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett) vs. I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince): 6 : 6.7

    Summer Home (Typhoon) vs. Librarian (My Morning Jacket): 7.5: 6

    Young Turks (Rod Stewart) vs. Australia (Shins): 7.2 : 10

  7. Amanda says:

    Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots) 6.75
    Statement of Vindication (Bikini Kill) 1

    Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett) 6.5
    I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince) 6.75

    Summer Home (Typhoon) 7
    Librarian (My Morning Jacket) 7.25

    Young Turks (Rod Stewart) 7
    Australia (Shins) 7.5

  8. Adrock says:

    Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots) 6.5
    Statement of Vindication (Bikini Kill) 2

    Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett) 6.7
    I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince) 4

    Summer Home (Typhoon) 5.5
    Librarian (My Morning Jacket) 5

    Young Turks (Rod Stewart) 7.3
    Australia (Shins) 5.5

  9. Eileen says:

    Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots) vs. Statement of Vindication (Bikini Kill) 5.0 vs 2.5

    Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett) vs. I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince) 8.5 vs 5.5

    Summer Home (Typhoon) vs. Librarian (My Morning Jacket) 5.0 vs 7.0

    Young Turks (Rod Stewart) vs. Australia (Shins) 7.5 vs 7.5

  10. Daddy-O says:

    Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots) vs. Statement of Vindication (Bikini Kill) 5.5 vs 2.5

    Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett) vs. I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince) 8.5 vs 5.5

    Summer Home (Typhoon) vs. Librarian (My Morning Jacket) 4.5 vs 7.0

    Young Turks (Rod Stewart) vs. Australia (Shins) 7.0 vs 7.5 Like Stewart but this is not one of his best.

  11. Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots) 5
    Statement of Vindication (Bikini Kill) 6.5

    ILS seemed average. Bikini Kill at least took it up a notch. And yes, this song is definitely a past competitor- we didn’t overtly say you couldn’t nominate a repeat this time around (that would be very hard to manage at this point.)

    Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett) 6
    I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince) 7.8

    Nice on the Prince! Catchy.

    Summer Home (Typhoon) 7
    Librarian (My Morning Jacket) 6

    Typhoon’s lead singer sounds a little like Adam Duritz’s long lost cousin or something. I kept waiting for Librarian to be a more awesomely rocking song about a sexy librarian.

    Young Turks (Rod Stewart) 9.2
    Australia (Shins) 7.1

    “Life is so brief, and time is a thief when you’re undecided”- for all its synth silliness, I kinda love the back story here. Only once did I run a solo road trip double elimination music tournament (do you know how hard it is to manage a double elimination tournament when you are scribbling on a notepad and driving through rural Alabama.) Young Turks was a Final Four contender; goofy maybe, but occupies a similar place in my heart as Toto’s “Africa.” The Shins song is good too, good match-up, but this one goes to Rod.

  12. joe says:

    Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots) 5
    Statement of Vindication (Bikini Kill) 5.5

    Banana Republic (Jimmy Buffett) 2
    I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince) 5

    Summer Home (Typhoon) 6.5
    Librarian (My Morning Jacket) 5.5

    I echo Guillermo’s sentiments about the MMJ song. I wanted it to sonically expand, go into a different musical direction, but it stayed the course, and ultimately didn’t meet my arbitrary and undefined expectations this morning.

    Young Turks (Rod Stewart) 7
    Australia (The Shins) 9

  13. natalie says:

    Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots) – 7
    classic
    Statement of Vindication (Bikini Kill) – 4.5
    huh.

    Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett) – 2.5
    I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince) – 4

    Summer Home (Typhoon) – 5
    i had higher hopes for this song when it started…
    Librarian (My Morning Jacket) – 7
    not my favorite mmj but still does well on the greater musical spectrum. although it never rocked hard, it still consistnetly developed throughout the song, adding layers, varying the instrumental accompaniment, didn’t bore me.

    Young Turks (Rod Stewart) – 6.5
    the catchiness kept creeping up this song’s score
    Australia (Shins) – 9
    winner of the day

  14. Mark B says:

    Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots) 7
    Statement of Vindication (Bikini Kill) 5.5

    Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett) 6
    I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince) 6.5

    Summer Home (Typhoon) 9
    Librarian (My Morning Jacket) 6.5
    Loved Summer Home – hadn’t even heard of Typhoon before. Behold the reason why I like these tournaments so much, especially in the early stages

    Young Turks (Rod Stewart) 7
    Australia (Shins) 9.5
    The intro to Young Turks before The Rod kicks in sounds like it should be in an awesome 80s movie about videogames (like The Wizard). I love Australia (and that whole album) long time.

  15. Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots) 8.5
    vs. Statement of Vindication (Bikini Kill) 5

    Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett) 5
    vs. I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince) 6
    I love me some Buffett, but there is a chill in the air.

    Summer Home (Typhoon) 7
    vs. Librarian (My Morning Jacket) 5

    Young Turks (Rod Stewart) 8
    vs. Australia (Shins) 5.5
    Rockaway Rod. If you are ever at the beach in Queens look out for that guy. Google him. The man is a legend.

  16. Cristina says:

    Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots) vs. Statement of Vindication (Bikini Kill): 7.6 : 7.2

    Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett) vs. I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince): 7 : 7.8

    Summer Home (Typhoon) vs. Librarian (My Morning Jacket): 7: 7

    Young Turks (Rod Stewart) vs. Australia (Shins): 6.5 : 7.9

  17. Lindsay says:

    Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots) vs. Statement of Vindication (Bikini Kill) 5.5/6

    Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett) vs. I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince) 6.5/5
    I’m not the biggest Buffett fan, but after the crappy day that I’ve had, this song was kind of soothing to my soul.

    Summer Home (Typhoon) vs. Librarian (My Morning Jacket) 7.75/6

    Young Turks (Rod Stewart) vs. Australia (Shins) 8/8.1
    I wasn’t paying the closest attention when Young Turks started and for a second, I thought Ben Gibbard was going to start singing. I thought it was the Postal Service. I love Rod Stewart. No shame. But I also love Australia, so this was HARD!!

  18. Greg says:

    Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots): 2
    Statement of Vindication (Bikini Kill): 3

    Neither has ever gotten my musical motor running.

    Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett): 2
    I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince): 8

    Never been a Buffet fan. Prince is a musical prodigy.

    Summer Home (Typhoon): 5.5
    Librarian (My Morning Jacket): 9

    I’m partial here to MMJ. They have a lot of great music and I love how diverse they can be, but this here is my jam. Ain’t nothing wrong with a little fantasizing about some library lovin’. Summer Home is a good song. I’m going to have to check some Typhoon out.

    Young Turks (Rod Stewart): 6.5
    Australia (Shins): 7

    I wouldn’t be surprised with either moving on, nor disappointed.

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