All four games looked like foregone conclusions as early as Saturday evening thanks to a very clear and distinct pattern of voting emerging. The television bosses (and Dirk) have already their disappointment with the lack of excitement but should be consoling themselves that the last 32 is shaping up very nicely indeed.
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions 23 v Arab Strap 5
British Sea Power 8 v Orange Juice 20
Lambchop 0 v Pulp 28
Pavement 21 v Clyde McPhatter 6
If they were boxing matches, I reckon we would be calling a halt to each of them. None of the losing acts deserve continued punishment.
This week’s half-time, as per the newly adopted practice, comes from the ICA of a singer or band knocked out in the last round by one of the above eight sides. This one, selected by jimdoes before voting started, seem very apt:-