PCT II: Round of 128, Day 13

Timbaland- ready to compete.

Alright voters- hope that the weekend was relaxing and that you are ready to get back into voting! A warning about this Day of voting- this is definitely going to be a Monday morning wake-up. In this day we have featured 3 hip hop songs from radio-strong artists, a song that took the gaming community by storm (thank you as always, Crispus,) a metalcore band with roots in Dubai, and a guy named Bon Iver. We’ll let the scores speak for themselves. Playlist is herevotes due by Tuesday, September 18th at 8:00 PM EST.

Time (Timberland feat. She Wants Revenge) vs. Who Am I (Snoop Dogg)

Morte Et Dabo (Asking Alexandria) vs. Big Pimpin’ (Jay-Z feat. UGK)

Still Alive (Glaydos/Jonathan Coulton) vs. Invisible Leader (Fucked Up)

Torture (Les Friction) vs. Skinny Love (Bon Iver)

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20 Responses to PCT II: Round of 128, Day 13

  1. cjroomba says:

    Time (Timberland feat. She Wants Revenge) vs. Who Am I (Snoop Dogg)-4/6
    I got a thing for Snoop

    Morte Et Dabo (Asking Alexandria) vs. Big Pimpin’ (Jay-Z feat. UGK): 4.5/6

    Still Alive (Glaydos/Jonathan Coulton) vs. Invisible Leader (Fucked Up): 5.5/4.75

    Torture (Les Friction) vs. Skinny Love (Bon Iver): 5.5/6.5

  2. Adam S says:

    Time (Timberland feat. She Wants Revenge) vs. Who Am I (Snoop Dogg) 4 – 2.5

    Morte Et Dabo (Asking Alexandria) vs. Big Pimpin’ (Jay-Z feat. UGK) 1.5 – 8.5 …. Ah, that brings me back to the Chi Gam basement.

    Still Alive (Glaydos/Jonathan Coulton) vs. Invisible Leader (Fucked Up) 3
    6.5
    Torture (Les Friction) vs. Skinny Love (Bon Iver) 5.5 – 5

  3. jacob says:

    Time (Timberland feat. She Wants Revenge) 5
    vs. Who Am I (Snoop Dogg) 7

    Morte Et Dabo (Asking Alexandria) 2 I’m pretty sure this is what they use to torture inmates at Guantanamo.
    vs. Big Pimpin’ (Jay-Z feat. UGK) 5

    Still Alive (Glaydos/Jonathan Coulton) 4
    vs. Invisible Leader (Fucked Up) 2

    Torture (Les Friction) 2
    vs. Skinny Love (Bon Iver) 4

  4. Dem Adam says:

    Time (Timberland feat. She Wants Revenge) vs. Who Am I (Snoop Dogg) = 5 to 6
    Big Timbaland fan but not into this tune so much.

    Morte Et Dabo (Asking Alexandria) vs. Big Pimpin’ (Jay-Z feat. UGK) = 5 to 9
    “read a book you illiterate son of a bitch” haha. anyone know the story on the other two guys on this track?

    Still Alive (Glaydos/Jonathan Coulton) vs. Invisible Leader (Fucked Up) = 2 to 9.5
    If I’m too biased and if my vote should be excluded, understood.

    Torture (Les Friction) vs. Skinny Love (Bon Iver) = 5 to 6.5
    This is pretty dramatic, but I liked this Les Friction song better than the one earlier in the tourney.

    • Greg says:

      UGK or Underground Kings, are from Texas. They came around in the early 90’s and were pretty instrumental in getting the south recognized for their style of hip-hop along with the Geto Boys, who were another big group from Houston. What really put Bun B and Pimp C on the map outside of the south was that feature on Big Pimpin’. I believe they released about 7 albums before Pimp C died of an accidental overdose a few years ago. My personal favorite album of theirs is Ridin’ Dirty from 1996. I’m pretty sure that Bun B is still putting out music.

      —Bun B is the one with the deeper voice of the two featured on Big Pimpin’.

  5. Greg says:

    Time (Timbaland feat. She Wants Revenge): 4
    What’s My Name (Snoop Dogg): 8.5

    Haven’t been a fan of Timbaland since his first album with Magoo. What’s My Name just brings back great memories of the early ’90s. One of the first tapes I ever bought and I wore Doggystyle out. A great song from a great album.

    Morte Et Dabo (Asking Alexandria): 5.5
    Big Pimpin’ (Jay-Z feat. UGK): 2.5

    Asking Alexandria isn’t terrible I’ve heard much worse metal before. Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter is really where my disdain for Jay-Z started to grow. I didn’t really like Big Pimpin’ when I first heard it on the album and hearing it ad nauseum on the radio didn’t help at all. Damn shame too because I do love Bun B and Pimp C (UGK). Fun fact: Timbaland produced the track

    Still Alive (Glaydos/Jonathan Coulton): 4
    Invisible Leader (Fucked Up): 4.5

    Still Alive is a clever song, but much will be lost if you have never played Portal. Fucked Up get’s the nod here, barely.

    Torture (Les Friction): 5.5
    Skinny Love (Bon Iver): 7

    Torture didn’t do a whole lot for me. It was neither bad nor great, but relatively easy to listen to. Skinny Love is a solid track from a man who thought it would be a good idea to lock himself into a cabin in the woods for three months.

  6. annaz says:

    Time (Timberland feat. She Wants Revenge) – 10 oh timba
    Who Am I (Snoop Dogg) – 6 nice beat but cmon snoop has better rhymes than these

    Morte Et Dabo (Asking Alexandria) – 5 ow but i liked the ending
    Big Pimpin’ (Jay-Z feat. UGK) – 8.3

    Still Alive (Glaydos/Jonathan Coulton) – 10 ooooooh
    Invisible Leader (Fucked Up) – 6.5

    Torture (Les Friction) – 7
    Skinny Love (Bon Iver) – 8.5

    happy monday everybody

  7. Amanda says:

    Time (Timberland feat. She Wants Revenge) 5.5
    Who Am I (Snoop Dogg) 9

    Morte Et Dabo (Asking Alexandria) 2 Not my cup of tea. I liked the calmer parts and the ending.
    Big Pimpin’ (Jay-Z feat. UGK) 8

    Still Alive (Glaydos/Jonathan Coulton) 3
    Invisible Leader (Fucked Up) 2

    Torture (Les Friction) 6
    Skinny Love (Bon Iver) 6.5

  8. janos marton says:

    Time (Timberland feat. She Wants Revenge) vs. Who Am I (Snoop Dogg): 7.5 : 7

    Morte Et Dabo (Asking Alexandria) vs. Big Pimpin’ (Jay-Z feat. UGK): 3 : 7.3

    Still Alive (Glaydos/Jonathan Coulton) vs. Invisible Leader (Fucked Up): 6.2 : 7.8
    Did NOT think I was going to like Invisible Leader as much as I did. It rocks and keeps the momentum going.

    Torture (Les Friction) vs. Skinny Love (Bon Iver): 2.5 : 6
    It’s unwise to call your song “Torture” if you’re going to sound like that.

  9. Time (Timberland feat. She Wants Revenge) 7.5
    Who Am I (Snoop Dogg) 6

    Time is the first new song of the tournament that I’ve gone ahead and purchased (there will be more.) Snoop Dogg sounds a little tried.

    Morte Et Dabo (Asking Alexandria) 3
    Big Pimpin’ (Jay-Z feat. UGK) 7.2

    MED is like a combination of two styles of music that I really don’t like- screaming with heavy guitar and whiny Fallout Boy songs. With Big Pimpin’, thank you Chelby for being heads up enough to make sure I used the extended version (the one with the secret Pamela Anderson Lee verse); I echo Salem’s sentiment of nostalgia.

    Still Alive (Glaydos/Jonathan Coulton) 6
    Invisible Leader (Fucked Up) 7

    The meaning of this Portal song is completely lost on me, but it did pique my curiosity enough to watch a trailer for Portal, seems like a cool game. Is this song why the fake Mars Rover Twitter (@SarcasticRover) overuses the word Science? Anyways, liked Invisible Leader, grows on you.

    Torture (Les Friction) 5
    Skinny Love (Bon Iver) 8

    I’ll give it to Les Friction to have the following Brian May quote on their website: ”NOBODY, but NOBODY, out there, is doing stuff like Les Friction is doing. Nobody dares!” That said, to me Skinny Love is the anthem of Minnesota in late October, and that’s a hard one to beat.

  10. kristintracz says:

    Time 6 vs. Snoop 7 — snoop for sentimental reasons of course
    Morte 1 — i couldnt get it off my speakers fast enough vs. Big Pimpin 6.5 — throwback but by no means my fave Jay Z song
    Still Alive — sounds songifyed– 3 vs. invisible leader 6 –great running music
    Torture 5.5 vs. Skinny Love — 9. This song goes deep!

  11. Mark B says:

    Time (Timberland feat. She Wants Revenge) 5.5
    vs. Who Am I (Snoop Dogg) 7

    Morte Et Dabo (Asking Alexandria) 1
    vs. Big Pimpin’ (Jay-Z feat. UGK) 5

    Still Alive (Glaydos/Jonathan Coulton) 5
    vs. Invisible Leader (Fucked Up) 5.5

    Torture (Les Friction) 5.5
    vs. Skinny Love (Bon Iver) 10
    I thought Torture was a bit grandiose; a bit forced. I previously nominated Skinny Love as a wildcard entry into one of these tournaments: I love it and it really does cut straight through me somehow – very powerful song.

  12. Meghan says:

    Time (Timberland feat. She Wants Revenge) 3
    Who Am I (Snoop Dogg) 5

    Morte Et Dabo (Asking Alexandria) 1
    Big Pimpin’ (Jay-Z feat. UGK) 6.5

    Still Alive (Glaydos/Jonathan Coulton) 4.5
    Invisible Leader (Fucked Up) 4

    Torture (Les Friction) 4
    Skinny Love (Bon Iver) 6.5

  13. Gonna assume these scores posted to the Weekly Round-up were meant for here:

    Eileen says:
    September 17, 2012 at 5:25 pm (Edit)

    Time (Timberland feat. She Wants Revenge) vs. Who Am I (Snoop Dogg) 6.0 vs 4.0

    Morte Et Dabo (Asking Alexandria) vs. Big Pimpin’ (Jay-Z feat. UGK) 1.0 vs 3.0

    Still Alive (Glaydos/Jonathan Coulton) vs. Invisible Leader (Fucked Up) 5.0 vs 2.0

    Torture (Les Friction) vs. Skinny Love (Bon Iver) 4.0 vs 4.0
    Reply
    Daddy-O says:
    September 17, 2012 at 5:26 pm (Edit)

    Time (Timberland feat. She Wants Revenge) vs. Who Am I (Snoop Dogg) 6.0 vs 3.5

    Morte Et Dabo (Asking Alexandria) vs. Big Pimpin’ (Jay-Z feat. UGK) 1.0 vs 3.5

    Still Alive (Glaydos/Jonathan Coulton) vs. Invisible Leader (Fucked Up) 4.0 vs 2.0

    Torture (Les Friction) vs. Skinny Love (Bon Iver) 7.5 vs 4.5

  14. natalie says:

    Time (Timberland feat. She Wants Revenge) – 4.5
    Who Am I (Snoop Dogg) – 4

    Morte Et Dabo (Asking Alexandria) – 2
    i have a really hard time enjoying hardcore stuff, but i think the (in gmo’s words) “whiny fallout boy” parts made it worse
    Big Pimpin’ (Jay-Z feat. UGK) – 6.5
    oh, that just made me really happy

    Still Alive (Glaydos/Jonathan Coulton) – 4.5
    really not feeling the 8-year-old-girlbot voice
    Invisible Leader (Fucked Up) – 5
    oof, this didn’t make me feel much better, oh well

    Torture (Les Friction) – 2.5
    fitting title? ha…
    Skinny Love (Bon Iver) – 9
    winner!

    soooo, i’m gonna go with not my favorite day of this tournament

  15. Time (Timberland feat. She Wants Revenge) 6
    Who Am I (Snoop Dogg) 6.5

    Morte Et Dabo (Asking Alexandria) 5.5
    Why not.
    Big Pimpin’ (Jay-Z feat. UGK) 7

    Still Alive (Glaydos/Jonathan Coulton) 5
    Invisible Leader (Fucked Up) 7
    Cool band name.

    Torture (Les Friction) 4
    Skinny Love (Bon Iver) 7.5
    Love Bon Iver, but loses some points because I’ve heard it waaay too much.

  16. Alexis says:

    Time (Timberland feat. She Wants Revenge) vs. Who Am I (Snoop Dogg)- 3 / 6.5

    Morte Et Dabo (Asking Alexandria) vs. Big Pimpin’ (Jay-Z feat. UGK): 1.5 / 5

    Still Alive (Glaydos/Jonathan Coulton) vs. Invisible Leader (Fucked Up): 5 / 3

    Torture (Les Friction) vs. Skinny Love (Bon Iver): 5.5 / 8

  17. jameswheeler says:

    6- Time (Timberland feat. She Wants Revenge) vs.
    7- Who Am I (Snoop Dogg)
    Really enjoyed the Timberland song. This is the first time I’ve heard it. Snoop probably would have been rated higher but I’m suffering the Lion.

    1- Morte Et Dabo (Asking Alexandria) vs.
    9- Big Pimpin’ (Jay-Z feat. UGK)
    This may be the largest gap in my scores all tournament. Big Pimpin’ is classic. I try to listen to all songs all the way through just in case I want to adjust or re-listen. I added Big Pimpin’ to my grooveshark “Treats of the Tournament” playlist.

    8- Still Alive (Glaydos/Jonathan Coulton) vs.
    7- Invisible Leader (Fucked Up)
    Wow, this was a totally amazing surprise matchup. I loved Still Alive and really enjoyed the Fucked up jam. Strange couple. Lovely outcome.

    6- Torture (Les Friction) vs.
    9- Skinny Love (Bon Iver)
    Fun songs. Love Bon Iver. Tried to temper it. Couldn’t.

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