Category Archives: SONG DUEL!

SONG DUEL!: “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye vs. “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Elliott Smith

Two songs enter. One song leaves. Well, OK, both leave. It’s not like we erase all traces of the losing song from the Internet, but we determine once and for all which tune has the right to their strikingly similar … Continue reading

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SONG DUEL!: “Back in Black” by AC/DC vs. “Back to Black” Amy Winehouse

When the title tracks from two of the most popular albums of all time—representing melodic hard rock and retro soul—face off, one of them is bound to leave the bout black and blue. Continue reading

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SONG DUEL!: “Drive” by The Cars vs. “Drive” by R.E.M.

Smack! Crack! Hey, kids, it’s a digital vs. analogue showdown between a quintessential ’80s synthpop ballad and an acoustic dirge that leant some gravitas to the alternative revolution. Continue reading

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SONG DUEL!: “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac vs. “Dreams” by The Cranberries

In this installment, the bewitching vocal stylings of Stevie Nicks and Dolores O’Riordan face off to see which one will prevail as the other’s worst nightmare. Continue reading

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SONG DUEL!: “Borderline” by Madonna vs. “Borderline” by Camper Van Beethoven

In the long-awaited, long-overdue return of this feature, we make a run for the borderline that pits ’80s mainstream icon vs. ’80s indie icon. Continue reading

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SONG DUEL!: “Blame it on the Rain” vs. “Blame It (On the Alcohol)” vs. “Blame it on the Tetons”

Today we answer the eternal question: On what should we blame it? Continue reading

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SONG DUEL!: “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette vs. “You Oughta Know” by Das Racist

Two songs enter. One song leaves. Well, OK, both leave. It’s not like we erase all traces of the losing song from the Internet, but we determine once and for all which tune has the right to their strikingly similar … Continue reading

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