Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Weekly iPod Wars: Battle #5

Well, kids, Battle #4 was a close one. It may have ended in a tie if not for a last minute vote from Dr. Ken, who helped Billy Idol beat two-time champ Squeeze by a nose lip.

Billy's opponent this week is a much more current artist and, surprisingly, not British! It's City and Colour, aka Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green. (My iPod is at least getting closer to my homeland.)

This City and Colour song is a track from the new album, Little Hell, which got an honorable mention on my Best Albums of the Year (So Far) post. It might actually end up on my year-end list because it's grown on me a lot more over the past month or so.

So what will it be, folks? A nice, new acoustic number or William Broad's raunchy reworking of William Bell's soulful "I Forgot to Be Your Lover?" Vote for your fave in the comments section!

Song #1: "To Be A Lover," Billy Idol


Song #2: "We Found Each Other in the Dark," City and Colour


The Vegetable Assassin said...

I have to go with NUMERO DOS even though the dude sounds like his pants are way too tight. :)

Kari said...

I am digging on 2 but my heart, soul and other unmentionable body parts will always belong to Billy.

Macy said...

City and Colour.
No I haven't listened to it - but at least it's not Billy Idol!

Scope said...

Billy the bully sneers at Cee Lo Green or whoever that was.

Heather said...

I gotta go with Billy. Because that dude whining that we're going to live makes me want to kill someone.

Miz Angell said...

I know I should vote for fellow Canuck Green, but Billy is...well, Billy. And he has those abs....

...where was i?

bloody awful poetry said...

That second track is pretty sweet, so I'm going with City and Colour.

Cora said...

City and Colour is making me fall asleep and it's only 8:30 am and I have way too much to do to nap right NOW, thus Billy gets my vote.

dmarks said...

I have to with Billy. Easy choice, I tend to like his music.

The second one sounds like Kermit the Frog after he was castrated.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I actually really like both songs, but am going with City and Colour, even though I am not a huge fan of his. That song just hit the right spot though.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Billy. Always Billy. Love him and love Steve Stevens.

Kristen said...

Billy. Thankfully he sings well because the actual music is so very 80's. I like the music of City and Colour but not the voice as much as Billy. I say we need a Billy wannabe in American Idol this year.


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