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2020 Beatles Bible Bracket Challenge
18 May 2020
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I know very little of Ringo's solo career after 'Stop And Smell The Roses', and to be truthful I have next to no desire to spend hours listening to it. If doing solo it may be more worthwhile either going with the 70's or select albums. I'm happy to go with anything but having only four albums is about 50 tracks which won't last very long and is very George heavy ('ATMP 23, BOTR, I, R 10 each). You could expand to include two albums from the other three to be more balanced but then you have the argument of two albums for them but only one for George. Do the 70's and Paul has more albums.

Basically, everything has drawbacks and arguments against so go with whatever.

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18 May 2020
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I just finished my last essay of the semester so I’m open to running the next tournament in the near future. The easiest choice would probably be a 64 song loser’s bracket but we could add another 64 from the rankings. 

I’m in favor of some kind of solo bracket, but I understand that not everybody holds on to every last track from these guys like I do, so we could limit it to 70s tracks, or we could do a bracket with 32 albums

13 by the Beatles + BBC Love and Anthologies, and then 16 solo records. Would people be down for that? we could put the solo and beatles albums in different divisions, and I could count the last nine or so post from this album ranking thread for the seeding. 

So the vote comes down to 

32 seed album all purpose bracket

Loser + expanded Beatles song bracket

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18 May 2020
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Pablo Ramon said
But you don't want to lose all the great non-LP singles either.

Paul's catalogue is so much broader and deeper than the others', it's hard to think about how to make it fair. It would be easy to pick like 30 John, George or Ringo songs. It would be a LOT harder to narrow Paul down to 30 tunes.

(Why do I now expect to see someone come up with 30 song lists for each...?)

  

I’m going to come up with some potential lists with songs from all four. I’m not sure it would have to be equal output from each person. Paul could have a larger amount of tracks than Ringo, but a potential matchup of say, Let Em In vs Six O’Clock would be fascinating as Paul wrote both songs. Plus heavyweight vs heavyweight John Paul and George are on the same level in my eyes. I’m not sure how to equalize the output, I’m just going to go through the catalogs and compile while we get another bracket running. 

The solo songs bracket is going to challenge and may take a while to plan out as a group, so I figure we could run less complicated bracket in the meantime. 

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18 May 2020
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I think a 70s solo song bracket would be great. Paul and George recorded throughout the 70s, John recorded 5 proper albums plus Rock 'N' Roll . Ringo doesn't have so many good songs but does have some!

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alittlebitolder said
I think a 70s solo song bracket would be great. Paul and George recorded throughout the 70s, John recorded 5 proper albums plus Rock 'N' Roll . Ringo doesn't have so many good songs but does have some!

  

Don't count Ringo out, he's got some giant killers in his discography. I'd definitely put money on something like "Photograph", "It Don't Come Easy," "Back Off Boogaloo," or "Early 1970" to make a STRONG showing.

18 May 2020
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Might be an idea to go for their solo singles.

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