Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Hey, you've got to pay your dues before you pay the rent.

Okay, let's get this thing started. Here we go.

The Indie/Alt/College Tournament of Songs--Day 1

Vote (once for each person!) by logging into the comments widget or emailing me by 9:00pm CST Sunday. We'll post and tally the results then. If you want to say something about your reasoning, of course feel free.

Today’s Matchups from the Northeast Regional, at CBGB & OMFUG, New York City, NY

#16 The Smiths, This Charming Man (Amazon)
#17 De La Soul, Me, Myself and I (Amazon, iTunes)

Two great singles from two great debut albums.

#9 Nirvana, All Apologies (Amazon, iTunes)
#24 Stereolab, Ping Pong (Amazon, iTunes)

Marxist socialist electronica with bossa nova inflections versus… Nirvana. Wonder how this one will turn out.

#21 Pavement, Range Life (Amazon, iTunes)
#12 The Specials, A Message to You Rudy (Amazon, iTunes)

Rudy is an homage to dub that became an early Two-Tone ska hit. Range Life hates on the Smashing Pumpkins and Stone Temple Pilots. Both warm my heart.

#13 The Dead Kennedys, Kalifornia Uber Alles (Amazon, iTunes)
#20 Aztec Camera, Oblivious (Amazon)

Brutal, political west coast hardcore or sweeter-than-Splenda Scottish pop?