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Old 08.02.2009, 01:15 PM   #1
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I ripped this idea off of another thread.

Basically it's like a cup knockout involving each of the 16 Sonic Youth studio albums (no whitey Album, live albums or SYRs, although the first SY EP is included)

Each album has been assigned a number:

01 - Sonic Youth
02 - Confusion is Sex
03 - Bad Moon Rising
04 - EVOL
05 - Sister
06 - DDN
07 - Goo
08 - Dirty
09 - EJSTNS
10 - Washing Machine
11 - A Thousand Leaves
12 - NYCGYF
13 - Murray Street
14 - Sonic Nurse
15 - Rather Ripped
16 - The Eternal

Albums will go against another album by a random selection (chosen via the random number generator at Random.org) and you will vote according to which album you want to win that tie. The winner will then progress to the next round when it will face another previous tie winner, and so on until there's an eventual winner.

Each round will last a week, with the fixtures for the next round being announced on a sunday until the final. It'll make a lot more sense when it's being done. The important thing is that, unlike the Survivor Thread, you vote for who you want to win.

I've kept this thread seperate from the actual threads for each round, just because. Each tie will be given it's own thread, with it's own poll.
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Old 08.02.2009, 01:38 PM   #2
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Cool idea.
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Old 08.02.2009, 01:40 PM   #3
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Yeah indeed, great idea!
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Old 08.02.2009, 02:13 PM   #4
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I should say, if there's a tie after the 7 days, I have the right to give it to the album that received the most positive comments in the thread. Although offers of money will also be taken into consideration.
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Old 08.02.2009, 02:44 PM   #5
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as long as you keep it organized more power too ya, this things can be difficult with multiple thread that aren't sticky-ed
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Old 08.02.2009, 03:30 PM   #6
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yeah, working out the first bunch was actually a lot more difficult than I thought. With the number of albums decreasing as it goes along though, it should be a bit easier. Hopefully.
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Old 08.05.2009, 10:14 AM   #7
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I thought these people got it right:

http://forums.nickcaveandthebadseeds...ic.php?t=23291

And the final results...
http://forums.nickcaveandthebadseeds...ic.php?t=23789

A bit less random and more fair, I guess.
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Old 08.06.2009, 06:37 PM   #8
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yeah, that works but the point was to make it sort of random, in the same way that a sports knockout tournament is sort of random. It won't determine what the best overall SY album, but it's interesting having to make choices between albums that we mightn't necessarily ordinarily compare, like CIS and Dirty. I mean I can't think of two more different SY albums than those and they're virtually neck and neck.
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Old 08.06.2009, 06:52 PM   #9
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Old 08.07.2009, 06:51 PM   #10
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Old 08.09.2009, 01:43 PM   #11
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So, results from first round:

Sonic Youth (EP) beat Rather Ripped by 61 to 36 votes

Daydream Nation comfortably beat Sonic Nurse by 88 to 30 votes

Confusion is Sex just about beat Dirty by 62 to 58 votes

Sister absolutely thrashed Goo by 93 to 22 votes

Bad Moon Rising comfortably beat NYCG&F by 72 to 35 votes

EVOL comfortably beat A Thousand Leaves by 76 to 36 votes

Washing Machine beat The Eternal by 84 to 45 votes

Murray Street absolutely trounced EJSTNS by 87 to 28 votes

So albums going through to round two are:

Sonic Youth (EP); Murray Street; Washing Machine; EVOL; Bad Moon Rising; Sister; Confusion is Sex; Daydream Nation.

The ties for round two will be posted soon in four threads with polls that will finish this time next week.

Just to say, as some people seem to be thinking, I don't choose which albums go against which, they're picked by giving each album a number and using a random number generator on Random.org.
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Old 08.09.2009, 02:37 PM   #12
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what the fuck, what am i voting for now? oh, advanced rounds, i see.

what the fuck. someone hand me a beer, so i can clear my head.
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Old 08.09.2009, 03:21 PM   #13
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A Thousand Leaves
Sonic Nurse
Sister
NYC Ghosts & Flowers
The Eternal


my top 5 has suffered badly... guess I'm rooting for Sister!
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Old 08.16.2009, 02:39 PM   #14
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So, results for Round Two:

Evol beat Bad Moon Rising fairly convincingly in the end, by 68 to 41 votes.

Confusion is Sex only just managed to scrape past Washing Machine with 61 votes to 59

Sister completely thrashed the Sonic Youth EP by something ridiculous like 97 votes to 11

Daydream Nation
hardly struggled against Murray Street in a convincing 80 to 31 win.

So yeah, a final four made up entirely of pre-Geffen releases.

Anyway, same deal for the semi finals: the polls are open for a week and you vote for who you want to win. The ties themselves will follow shortly in their own threads.
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Old 08.16.2009, 03:32 PM   #15
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This is suddenly not very interesting. It's DDN vs Sister final with DDN taking the cup, surely?
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Old 08.16.2009, 03:38 PM   #16
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This is suddenly not very interesting. It's DDN vs Sister final with DDN taking the cup, surely?

Yeah, DDN will probably win.

I'm still curious to discover the ranking.
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Old 08.17.2009, 08:21 AM   #17
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Washing Machine beat The Eternal by 84 to 45 votes

WTF,

and I don't even care.
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Old 08.17.2009, 10:02 PM   #18
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i'm just happy Goo got trounced...
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Old 08.23.2009, 04:28 PM   #19
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i forgot all about this.

yeah, results of the semi finals:

Daydream Nation beat Confusion is Sex 25 to 76 (the shame of it)

Sister edged out Evol 62 to 50.

Thread to follow in a sec.
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Old 08.23.2009, 04:33 PM   #20
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Sister vs. DDN final.

Never would have guessed.

EVOL vs. CIS would have been a lot more interesting...
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