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    Battle of the bands - The Devil takes the hindmost format

    To forestall any complaints, we have done BotBs before more than once, yes. However, a wrinkle in the traditional battle format is that it pits Band A versus Band B and Band X versus Band Y, which can skew the results if one's indifferent to Bands A & B but absolutely loves Bands X & Y.

    To overcome this fankly glaring flaw I'm shamelessly appropriating the Pop Idol/X Factor format (it's about time some good came out of the shows) of having multiple contenders in each battle and ejecting the least supported bands each time.

    My thought is this: ideally we start with 100 bands and 10 battles of 10 bands in the 1st round. Voters then rank the bands in order of preference from 1-10 (or until one's indifferent) with points being scored from 9 for 1st down to 0 for 10th. The bottom two bands are excluded from the comp, leaving us with 80 bands for round 2. We then have 8 battles of 10 bands, leaving us with 64 for round 3 and so forth. Briefly the rounds should shape up like this:

    Round 1: 10 battles of 10 bands
    Round 2: 8 battles of 10 bands
    Round 3: 8 battles of 8 bands
    Round 4: 4 battles of 12 bands
    Round 5: 4 battles of 10 bands
    Round 6: 4 battles of 8 bands
    Round 7: 3 battles of 8 bands
    Round 8: 2 battles of 9 bands
    Round 9: 2 battles of 7 bands
    Round 10 & onwards: 10 bands reduced by 1 each subsequent round until we have a champion.


    Piece of the proverbial, eh? Everyone can have 10 proposals initially, which can be used as nominations or seconds. Once a band has two nods they enter the comp. This might be increased subject to take up.

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    Great idea Brumbers.

    Nominate

    1. Radiohead
    2. Modest Mouse
    3. The Shins
    4. REM
    5. Arcade Fire
    6. The Cure
    7. Explosions In The Sky
    8. Joy Division
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    Liking the concept.

    I'll nominate Smashing Pumpkins, Sigur Ros and Okkervil River.
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    nominate

    outkast
    goodie mob
    beastie boys
    wu tang clan
    nwa
    back street boys
    n*sync
    spice girls
    s club 7

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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12 View Post
    Led Zeppelin
    Animals
    Iron Maiden
    Pink Floyd
    The Cult
    Queen
    The Beatles
    The Jimi Hendrix experience
    Bob Marley and the Wailers
    Metalica
    U2
    The Eagles
    The Police
    The Doors
    AC/DC
    Dire Straits
    Black Sabbath
    Coldplay
    Genesis
    Rolling Stones
    The Kinks
    The Who
    Appreciate the enthusiasm but:

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    Everyone can have 10 proposals initially, which can be used as nominations or seconds.

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    one of zinzans ones can go in mine. i only nominated 9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Appreciate the enthusiasm but:
    Apologies, edited accordingly

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    Might I humbly suggest that people number their proposals to make it easier for Brumby to see who has used theirs up?

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    Do not remember making that post in brumbys sig, must have been drunk.
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    CBF checking whats been listed etc now, so I'll throw 10 in and see what happens

    Pearl Jam
    Guns N roses
    James
    Bush
    Rage Against The Machine
    REM
    Counting Crows
    Iron Maiden
    Dropkick Murphys
    the Kinks
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