The results are in and How Soon Is Now from The Smiths has defeated New Order’s 1963 in the final game. While people don’t typically think of the song as a B-side, it was in fact featured as such before making it’s first album appearance.
This is the final game in the Best of the B-sides tournament. There were a few surprises on the way here. Depeche Mode’s Sea Of Sin was a favorite to make the Final Four. Additionally, The Cure had the most songs represented in the tournament yet none of them made the final. The tournament is also not without controversy. How Soon Is Now is generally considered to be an album track. However, before it appeared on Hatful Of Hollow and Meat Is Murder, it was a B-side to the single William It Was Really Nothing.
The final 4 teams are left in the Best of the B-sides tournament. While both matchups are difficult, the game between The Cure and New Order is insane. How do you choose between those two? We are close to the end here so make sure to get your votes in so that you can influence…
B-Sides Tournament Round 4: The Smiths, Joy Division, David Bowie, XTC, Duran Duran, The Cure, New Order
The final 8 teams are left in the Best of the B-sides tournament. There are one or two surprises in this list, but it’s a pretty solid collection of tracks. Good luck choosing between these
More round 3 games in the Best of the B-sides tournament. The matchup between New Order and The Cure in this round might be the toughest choice so far in this entire tournament
More round 3 games in the Best of the B-sides tournament. This one features what was inevitable, the matchup of The Cure vs The Cure
B-Sides Tournament Round 3: The Smiths vs Depeche Mode, Pixies vs Joy Division, David Bowie vs New Order
Welcome to round 3 of the best of the B-sides tournament. The games are about to get tougher. For a few of these, I have no idea how they will turn out but…that’s why we vote! For each match up, select the song that is your favorite b-side. Then, scroll to the bottom and select…
B-Sides Tournament Round 2: New Order vs Erasure, Depeche Mode vs The Cure, Morrissey vs The Cure, Duran Duran vs Pulp
This is the final batch of second round games in the Strangeways Radio B-sides tournament. Some of the match ups in this round are good enough to be in the finals 1963 vs She Won’t Be Home and Sea Of Sin vs A Few Hours After This. Good luck trying to choose between them. For…
More second round games in the Strangeways Radio B-sides tournament. This one features a few super popular b-sides so, it will be interesting to see if there are any upsets.
B-Sides Tournament Round 2: Smashing Pumpkins vs Depeche Mode, XTC vs Morrissey, U2 vs The Chameleons
More second round games in the Strangeways Radio B-sides tournament. This one does have as many difficult match ups by looking at the band names, but we have a feeling these votes will be close.
B-Sides Tournament Round 2: Morrissey vs Joy Division, David Bowie vs The Cure, New Order vs Echo & The Bunnymen
More second round games in the Strangeways Radio B-sides tournament. We don’t even know how you are going to choose between these, to be honest. Good luck!
B-Sides Tournament Round 2: The Smiths vs The Cure, Depeche Mode vs Garbage, Duran Duran vs The Pixies
Welcome to the second round games of the Strangeways Radio B-sides tournament. The voting will get significantly more difficult as we move into the late rounds. These games are difficult to predict.