The Final Four – Beach Boys, Beatles, Dylan, Zappa

2 Apr

A poorly doctored image for our tournament needs

Why go all the way to New Orleans when you can just stay online and vote for the best album released in 1966? Oh, because March Madness and this Music Court tournament have nothing in common despite the intentional name and date similarities and the college basketball finals are enticing? Okay, I guess I understand. But wait! You can do both. So before the National Title game commences tonight at the unfairly late hour of 9:25 p.m. ET (seriously! I go to sleep at 10 p.m.), vote in the two Final Four matchups below!

#1-seed Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys vs. #4-seed Freak Out by The Mothers of Invention.

For the second straight year, the March Madness album pool has gone chalk. That does not mean that match-ups cannot be close. In a big surprise, Simon and Garfunkel’s Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme did not only give top-seeded Pet Sounds a run for their money, but also almost beat them. The two albums were only separated by two votes. This was not the case for Freak Out which took care of the Mamas and Papas with ease. Because of this, I am not ready to sail Pet Sounds into the finals just yet. There is a chance that Freak Out might pull off a Final Four update and compete for the title of best album of 1966.

#2-seed:Revolver by The Beatles vs. #3-seed: Blonde on Blondeby Bob Dylan

Revolver has blown out every opponent it has faced since the first round. Blonde on Blonde has pretty much done the same (with the small exception of the Rolling Stones’ Aftermath which it beat by three votes.) Both albums are looking quite strong and, well, are excellent albums. The winner gets the finals and, for the Beatles, a chance to win best album titles for 1967 and 1966.

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8 Responses to “The Final Four – Beach Boys, Beatles, Dylan, Zappa”

  1. Bob W Cain April 2, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    It’s still Revolver … The Beatles … So don’t lie!

  2. John Phillips April 2, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

    Reblogged this on Is It Possible To See It All.

  3. A Gripping Life April 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

    That second choice was almost painful. But in the end I went with Revolver. It’s hard to get past Eleanor Rigby.

    • Matthew Coleman April 2, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

      It is an extremely difficult choice. It was tough for me too. Tough to pick against the Beatles of course

      Sent from my iPhone

    • The Boy! April 4, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

      Indeed, the second choice was painful… almost mean 😦

      • Matthew Coleman April 4, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

        And imagine the final! GULP. Like it should be, the final is going to be the hardest vote. Right now we are looking at Pet Sounds vs The Beatles or Bob Dylan. Either way, it is going to be difficult.

  4. El Guapo April 2, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

    Interesting comments – I had no problem making my votes, and Beatles weren’t either of them.

  5. Matthew Coleman April 3, 2012 at 6:40 am #

    I predict Pet Sounds vs. Blonde on Blonde final, but we will see soon. Voting ends on April 9!

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