So here are yesterday's final scores:
The losers will, I'm sure, compose songs about the sweetness of their defeat.
This means that Chapman will go on to play Eels in the second round which should be a battle. Nirvana takes on Kate Bush in a tricky pairing; unsure how to prognosticate that. Morrissey goes on to play Gary Jules, and Elliott Smith takes on the Replacements, which won't be an easy game for either team.
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Analysis of yesterday's action
Surprised that Morrissey beat Morphine, but he's the wizard of mope, so. Slowdive kept it closer against Nirvana than expected. Tracy Chapman seems to us a final four team, except that she's going up against Eels, who will be one tough out. Still we think she could make it through to the sweet sixteen. We think Chapman wins by 15. We're happy to see the Replacements make it through to the sixteen, but Dream Academy acquitted itself well.
Second Round Game Schedule (3/13-3/16
SUNDAY: The Cure vs Tom Waits, Swans vs Tori Amos, This Mortal Coil vs Indigo Girls, NIN vs Radiohead
MONDAY: Neutral Milk Hotel vs New Order, James vs The Church, Ride vs Sinead O'Connor, Smashing Pumpkins vs Jeff Buckley
TUESDAY: Elliott Smith vs Replacements, Morrissey vs Gary Jules, Kate Bush vs Nirvana, Tracy Chapman vs Eels
WEDNESDAY: Mazzy Star vs [Joy Division/Erasure], Alphaville vs [PJ Harvey/Midnight Oil], Low vs [Crowded House/Leonard Cohen], Concrete Blonde vs [Bob Mould/Peter Murphy]