🎡 πŸ† How Good Are They Really: WORLD CUP πŸ†πŸŽ΅ THE FINAL - POST 794!

Hello! To mark the 250th HGATR thread we’re going to put the top 40 acts from the leaderboard against each other in a thrilling and fun-packed world cup tournament, because why the fuck not.

HOW IT WORKS

The 40 artists have all been seeded (Acts 1-8 in Pot 1, 9-16 in Pot 2 and so on) and one name from each pot randomly put into one of the 8 qualifying groups. You can vote for 2 artists in each group, and the top 2 will go through to the knockout stages. It’s really very simple.

So then, let’s World Cup!

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YES?!

GROUP A

  • Aretha Franklin
  • The Velvet Underground
  • The Cure
  • Four Tet
  • Wu-Tang Clan

0 voters

GROUP B

  • Talking Heads
  • Otis Redding
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • Tom Waits
  • Joy Division

0 voters

GROUP C

  • Nina Simone
  • The Temptations
  • BjΓΆrk
  • Johnny Cash
  • Pavement

0 voters

GROUP D

  • Neil Young
  • John Coltrane
  • Mogwai
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Radiohead

0 voters

GROUP E

  • Miles Davis
  • The Beastie Boys
  • Boards Of Canada
  • Nirvana
  • The Supremes

0 voters

GROUP F

  • Kraftwerk
  • David Bowie
  • Pixies
  • Aphex Twin
  • Prince

0 voters

GROUP G

  • Alice Coltrane
  • The Beatles
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Fugazi
  • Cocteau Twins

0 voters

GROUP H

  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • R.E.M.
  • Leonard Cohen
  • PJ Harvey
  • The Four Tops

0 voters

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Wow Group B is impossible.

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World Cup: 0/5

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OH GOODY β€˜DR’ EPIMER IS HERE FOR OUR HOURLY REMINDER OF HIS OPINION ON FOOTBALL!

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I’ve been asleep so I’ll need to do it another 7 times this hour to catch up

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Go and do it in the football thread, they’ll love it trust me.

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In my head this is playing out like a festival and you have to choose between seeing X headline one stage and Y on another.

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So many difficult choices.

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Come on, pringles!

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  • I can’t believe that β€œact from decades ago” has lost out to β€œband people on here actually listen to”
  • Radiohead opinion
  • This place has totally gone to the dogs
  • β€œband I like” not qualifying from the group is JUST WRONG
  • people rating β€œband I don’t like” is JUST SO WRONG IT’S WRONG

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When does voting close by the way? I’m in a quandary about who to support with a couple of these.

Not sure, I’ll probably do this first round the same as a normal HGATR and close it tomorrow evening I reckon.

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Preparing for my boys and girls to get a kicking but… magic of the cup an’ all that.

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BOOST

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Choosing from group F should get a health warning.

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The world has waited a long time for Fugazi v Alice Coltrane.

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There are a couple of groups there where I could have picked four of the first acts. Another couple of groups where I’ve barely been arsed with more than one of them. I think I’m out of sync with the HGATR hivemind. Ah, the magic of the cup!