Episode 85: The 21st Century Album Bracket: Round of 64, Part 1

The 21st Century Album Bracket is officially underway with the Round of 64, Regions 1 & 2. Sixteen album vs. album matchups to determine who moves on to the Round of 32, and who gets relegated to the discount bin.

Our Region 1 matchups include:

The Strokes, Is This It? vs. M83, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

Wolf Parade, Apologies to the Queen Mary vs. The White Stripes, Elephant

Spoon, Kill the Moonlight vs. Queens of the Stone Age, Rated R

Run the Jewels, RTJ2 vs. Band of Horses, Everything All the Time

Spoon, Girls Can Tell vs. Phoenix, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening vs. U2, All That You Can’t Leave Behind

The Hold Steady, Boys & Girls in America vs. The Thermals, The Body, The Blood, & The Machine

Arcade Fire, Funeral vs. Kendrick Lamar, Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City

And rounding out Region 2, we have:

Daft Punk, Discovery vs. Arctic Monkeys, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not

Broken Social Scene, You Forgot It In People vs. Sigur Ros, Agaetis Byrjun

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fever to Tell vs. Death Cab for Cutie, Transatlanticism

Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot vs. PJ Harvey, Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea

Radiohead, In Rainbows vs. Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.

Modest Mouse, The Moon & Antarctica vs. Kanye West, Late Registration

Sturgill Simpson, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music vs. Spoon, Gimme Fiction

Sufjan Stevens, Come On Feel the Illinoise vs. Titus Andronicus, The Monitor

Follow along with the tournament at brotherpod.com and if you need to catch up with some of the albums on the bracket, check out our custom BBB Madness Spotify playlist.

Demian Kendall