March R.E.M. Madness (Round 2) [Closed]

Continued from this thread (rules are available there).

Hopefully, as this gets winnowed down, there will be more participants as more of the remaining songs will be well-known.

Interesting results: Some big ones got knocked out (So. Central Rain, Everybody Hurts, Losing My Religion) and some that started off with a healthy lead ended up dropping by the wayside in the end (Harborcoat, The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite). There was only one total blow-out (1,000,000 got no votes against Wolves, Lower) and one tie (All The Way To Reno vs. Beachball - the coin flip came up in Reno’s favor). Thanks to everyone who participated in Round 1. Here’s Round 2 - it’s going to be much tougher voting in this one, I can tell already. This round will close on Tues., March 18 at 10:00 am PST.

A
Radio Free Europe VS. Wolves, Lower
Gardening At Night VS. Pilgrimage
Pretty Persuasion VS. (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
Feeling Gravitys Pull VS. Driver 8

B
These Days VS. Superman
Fall On Me VS. The One I Love
Exhuming McCarthy VS. It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Stand VS. Orange Crush

C
Half A World Away VS. Country Feedback
Try Not To Breathe VS. Man On The Moon
Nightswimming VS. Strange Currencies
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? VS. Bittersweet Me

D
How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us VS. Daysleeper
Electrolite VS. At My Most Beautiful
The Great Beyond VS. Bad Day
All The Way To Reno (You’re Gonna Be A Star) VS. Leaving New York

A
Wolves, Lower
Pilgrimage
Pretty Persuasion
Feeling Gravitys Pull

B
These Days
Fall On Me
Exhuming McCarthy
Orange Crush

C
Half A World Away
Try Not To Breathe
Nightswimming
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?

D
Daysleeper
Electrolite
Bad Day
Leaving New York

Funny, though I’m a huge fan of their I.R.S. work, the hardest decision for me on this one was “Electrolite” vs. “At My Most Beautiful”.

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Continued from this thread (rules are available there).

Hopefully, as this gets winnowed down, there will be more participants as more of the remaining songs will be well-known.

Interesting results: Some big ones got knocked out (So. Central Rain, Everybody Hurts, Losing My Religion) and some that started off with a healthy lead ended up dropping by the wayside in the end (Harborcoat, The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite). There was only one total blow-out (1,000,000 got no votes against Wolves, Lower) and one tie (All The Way To Reno vs. Beachball - the coin flip came up in Reno’s favor). Thanks to everyone who participated in Round 1. Here’s Round 2 - it’s going to be much tougher voting in this one, I can tell already. This round will close on Tues., March 18 at 10:00 am PST.

A
Radio Free Europe
B
The One I Love
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Stand

C

Man On The Moon
Nightswimming
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?

D

I have to question the seeding, when it puts masterworks like Radio Free Europe and Wolves, Lower up against each other this early. :slight_smile:

That said…

A
Radio Free Europe
Pilgrimage
(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
Driver 8

B
Superman
Fall On Me
Exhuming McCarthy
Orange Crush

C
Half A World Away
Try Not To Breathe
Nightswimming
Bittersweet Me

D
Daysleeper
Electrolite
The Great Beyond
All The Way To Reno (You’re Gonna Be A Star)
Group A is far and away the most powerful “region” in this tournament.

A
Wolves, Lower
Gardening At Night
Pretty Persuasion
Driver 8

B
Superman
The One I Love
Exhuming McCarthy
Orange Crush

C
Half A World Away
Try Not To Breathe
Nightswimming
Bittersweet Me

D
How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us
Electrolite
The Great Beyond
All The Way To Reno (You’re Gonna Be A Star)

A
Radio Free Europe (but the Hib-Tone original on “Eponymous”, not the version that appeared on “Murmur”)
Gardening At Night
Pretty Persuasion
Driver 8

B
Superman
Fall On Me
Exhuming McCarthy
Orange Crush

C
Half A World Away
Try Not To Breathe
Nightswimming
Bittersweet Me

D
Daysleeper
At My Most Beautiful
Bad Day
All The Way To Reno (You’re Gonna Be A Star)

A
Radio Free Europe
Pilgrimage
(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
Feeling Gravitys Pull

B
Superman
The One I Love
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Stand

C
Half A World Away
Man On The Moon
Nightswimming
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?

D
Daysleeper
Electrolite
Bad Day
All The Way To Reno (You’re Gonna Be A Star)

A
Wolves, Lower
Pilgrimage
(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
Feeling Gravitys Pull

B
These Days
The One I Love
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Orange Crush

C
Country Feedback
Man On The Moon
Strange Currencies
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?

D
Daysleeper
At My Most Beautiful
The Great Beyond
Leaving New York

A
Radio Free Europe
Gardening At Night
Pretty Persuasion
Feeling Gravitys Pull

B
Superman
The One I Love
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) on iTunes, right now :slight_smile:
Stand

C
Half A World Away
Man On The Moon
Nightswimming
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?

D
Daysleeper
At My Most Beautiful
Bad Day
All The Way To Reno (You’re Gonna Be A Star)

A
Wolves, Lower
Gardening At Night
(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
Feeling Gravitys Pull

B
Superman
Fall On Me
Exhuming McCarthy
Stand

C
Half A World Away
Try Not To Breathe
Nightswimming
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?

D
Daysleeper
At My Most Beautiful
Bad Day
All The Way To Reno (You’re Gonna Be A Star)

A
Wolves, Lower
Gardening At Night
(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
Driver 8

B
These Days
Fall On Me
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Orange Crush

C
Half A World Away
Man On The Moon
Nightswimming
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?

D
Daysleeper
Electrolite
Bad Day
Leaving New York

A

B
These Days
The One I Love
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Stand

C
Country Feedback
Man On The Moon
Strange Currencies
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?

D
Daysleeper
Electrolite
The Great Beyond

Stand vs. Orange Crush was such a difficult choice.

A
Radio Free Europe
no vote
(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
Driver 8

B
Superman
The One I Love
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Orange Crush

C
Country Feedback
Man On The Moon
Strange Currencies
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?

D
How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us
Electrolite
The Great Beyond
All The Way To Reno (You’re Gonna Be A Star)

A
Radio Free Europe
Pilgrimage
(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
Driver 8

B
These Days
The One I Love
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Orange Crush

C
Country Feedback
Man On The Moon
Nightswimming
Bittersweet Me

D
How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us
Electrolite
Bad Day

Hardest decision: What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? VS. Bittersweet Me. Fall On Me VS. The One I Love would have been difficult, but “The One I Love” is my favorite R.E.M. song so I didn’t have to think about it. Still sad I have to vote out “Fall On Me” so early in the game, though.

A
Radio Free Europe
Gardening At Night
Pretty Persuasion
Feeling Gravitys Pull

B
Superman
Fall On Me
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Orange Crush

C
Half A World Away
Man On The Moon
Strange Currencies
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?

D
How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us
Electrolite
Bad Day
All The Way To Reno (You’re Gonna Be A Star)

Radio Free Europe
Gardening At Night
(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
Driver 8

B
Superman
Fall On Me
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Stand

C
Half A World Away
Try Not To Breathe
Nightswimming
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?

D
Daysleeper
Electrolite
Bad Day
Leaving New York

A
Radio Free Europe
Pilgrimage
Pretty Persuasion
Feeling Gravitys Pull

B
Superman
Fall On Me
Exhuming McCarthy
Stand

C
Country Feedback
Try Not To Breathe
Nightswimming
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?

D
How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us

Gawd, Pretty Persuasion VS. (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville was agony.

Oddly enough, I found this round easier. Hmm.
A
Radio Free Europe
Gardening At Night
Pretty Persuasion
Driver 8

B
These Days
Fall On Me
Exhuming McCarthy
Orange Crush

C
Half A World Away
Try Not To Breathe
Nightswimming
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?

D
How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us
Electrolite
The Great Beyond
Leaving New York

A
Wolves, Lower
Pilgrimage
(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
Driver 8

B
Superman
Fall On Me
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Stand

C
(abstain)
Man On The Moon
Strange Currencies
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?

D
abstain
abstain
The Great Beyond
abstain

A
Wolves, Lower
Pilgrimage
Pretty Persuasion
Feeling Gravitys Pull

B
Superman
Fall On Me
Exhuming McCarthy
Orange Crush

C
Country Feedback
Try Not To Breathe
Strange Currencies
Bittersweet Me

D
Daysleeper
At My Most Beautiful
The Great Beyond
All The Way To Reno (You’re Gonna Be A Star)