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1Meredith Monk

Alright, here we are.. The final challenge is this.. Set me a MOOD, and then build me a NINE SONG PLAYLIST to it.. like putting together a soundtrack to a movie that doesn't exist.. A maximum of TWO INSTRUMENTALS is allowed, as they are much easier to set a mood with.. Good luck, and let's see who goes home with the grand prize..

Fripp (returning champ)
Ars (great ___ hope)
2Julia Holter
Loud City Song

Fripp 2-10

World - Love how patiently this song gathers layers, but stays bare.. melancholic and somewhat sinister.. the string section is just fucking superb.. grand intro.. 4/5
3Ryuichi Sakamoto

A Flower is Not a Flower - fuck yes.. the fantastic strings continue.. sakamoto is always perfect for any sort of meditative cinematic moment, and this one is gold! 5/5
4David Sylvian
A Victim of Stars

Modern Interior - Sylvian has always done you well in recs to me, and I think partially because you gauge well which of his moments won't overstay their welcome.. this one is no exception.. 4/5
5Todd Rundgren

Wailing Wall - fits very well in the general mood of this neo-new wave gloomer of a film you're building.. however, his voice doesn't hit the same beatific lows Sylvian reaches so casually.. the doo-wop/gospel back vox were the best aspect of this.. 3/5
6Dennis Wilson
Pacific Ocean Blue

Cocktails - there's so much soul in this whole album.. truly, the best thing that came out of the Beach Boys.. and that dense, morbid organ that holds it all together.. i'd have a drink in a smoky bar to this song, and feel like i'm straddling the edge of the universe.. 5/5
7Anthony Phillips
Wise After the Event

Regrets - This was working for me, the docks, the self-pity, the mood.. but the end got a tad too funeral cabaret.. 3.5/5
8David Ackles
American Gothic

Love's Enough - ah, i fucking love this sort of dusty, enormously, impossibly sad Americana.. perfect tune for catharsis or even going to the grocer's, as far as i'm concerned.. 4.5/5
9Phil Ochs
Pleasures of the Harbor

Cross My Heart - first song to veer into something slightly different, but it works with the cue of reaching something of a resolution, if only in the sense that it's ending.. still, this song almost mooged itself to an early grave.. 3.5/5
10Chet Baker
Chet Baker Sings

It's Always You - is there a classier way to end a prolonged stretch of doubt than one of the most tragic and self-unrealized talents in history? i don't think so.. 5/5

Total compilation score - 37.5 + 4/5 for sustained mood = 41.5/50 = 83/100
Love's Secret Domain

Ars 11-19

Teenage Lightning 2 - Grand fucking opening to what you're setting up to be a cyber-punk-esque film.. song is both tribal and strangely metallic.. works well.. 4/5
12Gary Numan
The Pleasure Principle

Metal - I like the juxtaposition of the two themes you guys gave me.. Fripp doing minimalist meditations on mood (Terrence Malick meets Truffaut), and you going for nightmarish, but slitghly kitschy sci-fi.. 3.5/5
13Bruce Haack
The Electric Lucifer

Electric to Me Turn - i fucking love this sort of thing.. so goddamn bad.. so good! 4/5
14Vampire Rodents
Lullaby Land

Dogchild - grand fucking tune, and you're hitting mood marks and your movie's cues out of the park.. 4.5/5
15Fever Ray
Fever Ray

If I Had a Heart - not many things out there that cannot be improved by this tune.. 5/5
Melody A.M.

Sparks - I like the switch up, going softer for that brief period of relief for the characters.. the song, i'm not so sure about.. 3/5
The Singles

Strict Machine - Again, the cue is hit perfectly.. but the song didn't do much for me at all.. 2.5/5
18The Knife
Shaking the Habitual

Networking - yes, yes yes! 4/5
19Silver Apples

You and I - Honestly, setting up such an unsettled song to your happy ending worked beautifully.. 5/5

Total compilation score - 35.5 + 5/5 for sustained mood = 40.5/50 = 81/100
20The Pop Group

A fantastic last round, and a close one too.. Ars, you kicked it off stronger than Fripp, but that middle sag of two songs dropped it, sorry man.. Some amazing songs in this one that are going straight into my constant rotation and onto some of my own mood playlists, so thank you both.. Tune in next year, where we'll see if anyone will dethrone Fripp, who has pulled a second straight win by the skin of his teeth!

Fripp - 83 (WINNER)
Ars - 81
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