March Music Madness – Battle of the Bands: Selection Sunday

Brandon Rucker’s March Music Madness Battle of the Bands Tournament Selections
General & Alternative Rock Region:
[band name (founded year) – number of favorite albums = wins]
1. The Cure* (1976) – 11
vs 16. Coldplay (1996) – 2
2. Radiohead (1985) – 7
vs 15. Counting Crows (1991) – 2
3. Red Hot Chili Peppers (1983) – 6
 vs 14. Jane’s Addiction (1985) – 2
4. The Smashing Pumpkins (1988) – 6
vs 13. Linkin Park (1996) – 3
5. Dave Matthews Band (1991) – 5
vs 12. Luscious Jackson (1991) – 3
6. Live (1988) – 4
vs 11. The Cranberries (1989) – 3
7. Pear Jam (1990) – 4
vs 10. Stone Temple Pilots (1986) – 3
8. Ben Folds Five (1993) – 4
vs 9. The Afghan Whigs (1986) – 3
* * *

Extreme Metal Region:
[band name (founded year) – number of favorite albums = wins]

1. Metallica (1981) – 9
vs 16. Mastodon (1999) – 2

2. Death (1984) – 7
vs 15. Sepultura – 1984 – 2

3. Slayer (1982) – 6
vs 14. Death Angel – 2

4. Megadeth (1983) – 6
vs 13. Suicidal Tendencies (1981) – 2

5. Testament (1983) – 6
vs 12. Pantera (1981) – 2

6. Anthrax (1981) – 4
vs 11. Overkill (1980) – 2

7. Lamb of God (1996) – 4
vs 10. Carcass (1985) – 3

8. God Forbid (1996) – 4
vs 9. Nuclear Assault (1984) – 3

* * *

Indie Rock & Post-Punk Region:
[band name (founded year) – number of favorite albums = wins]

1. Modest Mouse (1993) – 9
vs 16. Unwound (1991) – 2

2. Fugazi (1987) – 8
 vs 15. Nirvana (1987) – 2

3. Sonic Youth (1981) – 7
vs 14. Q And Not U (1998) – 3

4. Karate (1993) – 7
vs 13. Cursive (1995) – 3

5. Sleater-Kinney (1994) – 5
 vs 12. Blonde Redhead (1993) – 3

6. Sunny Day Real Estate (1992) – 4
vs 11. Versus (1990) – 3

7. Built To Spill (1992) – 4
vs 10. Jawbox (1989) – 3

8. The Mercury Program (1997) – 4
vs 9. Pretty Girls Make Graves (2001) – 4

* * *

Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Region
[band name (founded year) – number of favorite albums = wins]

1. Ratt (1976) – 6
vs. 16 **

2. Alice In Chains (1987) – 6
vs 15. Tool (1990) – 2

3. Motley Crue (1981) – 5
vs 14. Skid Row (1986) – 2

4. The Mars Volta (2002) – 5
vs 13. Gun N’ Roses (1985) – 2

5. Iron Maiden (1975) – 4
 vs 12. Tesla (1984) – 2

6. Faith No More (1981) – 4
vs 11. Poison (1983) – 2

7. Def Leppard (1977) – 3
vs 10. Queensryche (1981) – 2

8. Dokken (1978) – 3
vs 9. Bon Jovi (1983) – 3

** This #16 seed of the Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Region will be the winner of the two preliminary play-in rounds of Bubble Bands

* * *

Preliminary Play-in Rounds:

#. Stryper (1983) – 2
vs. #. Leatherwolf (1981) – 1

*

#. White Lion (1983) – 2
vs #. Cinderella (1983) – 1

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Brandon L. Rucker

Brandon L. Rucker is a musician and writer of fiction, nonfiction and journalism. Armed with grammar and diction, plus an uncanny sense of rhythm and melody, he is at-large and potentially dangerous. Be wary.

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