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Pick your favorite in each bracket

Comfortably Numb
5 (33.3%)
Wish You Were Here
10 (66.7%)

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Re: Pink Floyd Songs Tournament
« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2017, 09:55:52 AM »
You really are putting Final Cut tracks against tough competition.

I didn't mean to, but man, I really did. And looking ahead, my favorite Final Cut track is up against a juggernaut. I should have seeded some of them higher.
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Re: Pink Floyd Songs Tournament
« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2017, 10:09:36 AM »
I consider Wright's masterpiece to be Sysiphus (1-4) from the Ummagumma album.  Which I don't expect to be on this bracket.

I'll give it another listen if it comes up, but Sisyphus (all of it) really embodies the "failed experiments" phase of PF for me. A dry run for Atom Heart Mother that didn't work out, but I can see how if it work for you, it really does. I'd put Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave Grooving With a Pict* in the "insane thing that somehow worked out to be great" camp of Ummagumma.

*I don't know wheter I should be proud or ashamed that I didn't have to look this up. Well, I do know, which is why I'm pointing it out, but I suspect some would disagree.
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Re: Pink Floyd Songs Tournament
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2017, 01:10:12 PM »
I agree that Sisyphus is experimental and arty, but it really works for me.  I'll listen to it on it's own, when I don't find that same interest for Colour.  Several Small Species is also a classic, and fun, and brilliant.
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Re: Pink Floyd Songs Tournament
« Reply #33 on: May 05, 2017, 02:41:40 PM »
We need a tiebreaker on that last matchup. Paging Sandy!
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Re: Pink Floyd Songs Tournament
« Reply #34 on: May 05, 2017, 03:53:15 PM »
Hi!

I'm traveling, but should be able to finish going through the songs today and post my votes. Thanks for the paging! 🙂
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Re: Pink Floyd Songs Tournament
« Reply #35 on: May 05, 2017, 10:40:57 PM »
I originally only voted for the songs where I'd heard both before, but I now listened to Pigs on the Wing (Part One) vs. Let There Be More Light and would vote for Light if I could.
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Re: Pink Floyd Songs Tournament
« Reply #36 on: May 05, 2017, 11:54:01 PM »
Us and Them
A Pillow of Winds
Young Lust
Any Colour You Like
Echoes
When the Tigers Broke Free
Sheep
Pigs on the Wing (Part One)



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A Pillow of Winds
Us And Them
Sheep
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Re: Pink Floyd Songs Tournament
« Reply #37 on: May 06, 2017, 01:33:52 PM »
Round 2 results:

Us and Them vs. Scarecrow (9-0)
A Pillow of Winds vs. Crumbling Land (7-1)
Young Lust vs. San Tropez (6-3)
Any Colour You Like vs Main Theme (7-2)
Echoes vs. The Post War Dream (7-1)
When the Tigers Broke Free vs. Crying Song (9-0)
Sheep vs. Scream Thy Last Scream (9-0)
Pigs on the Wing (Part One) vs. Let There Be More Light (5-4)

No upsets, but that last one was a squeaker.
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Re: Pink Floyd Songs Tournament
« Reply #39 on: May 06, 2017, 02:01:49 PM »
1. This is pretty much a gimme. As I was putting this together, I ended up with a list of 127 songs. 128 makes perfect tournament brackets, so I went to look for one more. I landed on this Barrett tune that was recorded by the group but never released until recently. It's not one of my favorites from Syd and it's not that produced that well. Shine On 1-5, on the other hand, is an astonishing piece of work and will likely (and perhaps rightfully) decimate all comers. Sorry, Veggie Man, you're a sacrificial lamb.

2. Cirrus Minor is one of the better tunes from More, but it drags. It feels like it should be half as long as it is. I'm delighted by Apples and Oranges, a great pop song with Syd's singular weirdness.

3. Why did I set up this tournament? It keeps forcing me to make painful choice. Point Me at the Sky is a great single, thoroughly enjoyable. But StCftHofS, come on. Hypnotic and fascinating. Tough choice, but going with Set the Controls.

4. Not now, not ever John. My least favorite on Final Cut by a big margin. Annoys me on a lot of levels. Easy vote for the shambling, absurd Bike.

5. And Gold might be my least favorite on Obscured By Clouds. It's fine, it's just not my thing. And up against Pigs? Not a chance in hell.

6. Another really really hard choice. How do I compare these? I feel very protective of the Syd songs, but Thin Ice is so good. Love Gilmour's solo. Thin Ice it is.

7. This one's a real no-brainer, isn't it? Breathe

8. There's not much I like on side 4 of The Wall. In the Flesh is okay, but I prefer the less aggressive one that opens the album. And Cymbaline is just lovely as all get-out.


Went with all the top seeds, although in hindsight I realize the last bracket should be flipped in terms of more realistic seeding.
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