Thursday 02/07/2019 by phishnet

VOTE FOR 2018'S JAM OF THE YEAR

It's time for the 2018 version of the annual Phish.net Jam of the Year (JOTY) competition! The seeding is done and the bracket is ready; this year, the four regions are named after the members of Kasvot Växt. The Horst region begins this week.

The first four weeks will have eight matchups each (sixteen songs), while subsequent weeks will have four matchups or fewer, with the Jam of the Year decided by April. Voting will take place in the Phish.net forum in dedicated weekly "***Official*** JOTY" threads, like this one for the first round. Just post your favorites for each head-to-head matchup in the thread for that round, and the dedicated JOTY staff will tally everything up. Each round's winners will be announced in the following round's announcement. Voting for the first round closes at 5 pm ET, Monday, February 11th, 2019, but you may vote for a later round even if you missed an earlier round.

You can find the first round match-ups and bracket after the jump.

10/19 “Golden Age” vs. 9/2 “46 Days”
12/29 “Wolfman’s Brother” vs. 10/23 “Mike’s Song”
12/30 “Everything's Right” vs. 12/30 “Tube”
8/4 “Soul Planet” vs. 7/24 “A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing”
7/31 “Everything's Right” vs. 7/31 “Down with Disease”
7/28 “Fuego” vs. 11/1 “Twist”
10/16 “20 Years Later” vs. 8/8 “Everything's Right”
8/4 “Piper” vs. 10/27 “No Men in No Man’s Land”

2018 Jam of the Year
2018 Jam of the Year

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Comments

, comment by OrangeSox
OrangeSox Thanks @easo91 and the other folks helping coordinate the tourney this year! May the best jam win
, comment by eyesontweeprize
eyesontweeprize So excited for this. Last year's tourney made for such an incredible listening experience. Thanks so much to @easo91 and everyone else involved!
, comment by Choda
Choda Lawn Boy was my enemy last year

This year Hampton GA will eventually meet the Allstate NMINML and be shown the door for taking the NMINML’s deserved #1 seed
, comment by lysergic
lysergic I am shocked that my personal favorite JOTY -- the Gorge SOAMelt -- did not make the top 16!

This was a fantastic year for Melts. The MSG Melt would also likely make my top 5 JOTYs. Both of them are clearly the #1 and #2 Melts of all time, IMHO. To each his own!
, comment by lysergic
lysergic Oh, I'm an idiot. Only 16 of the top 64 are displayed. Carry on...
, comment by GottaJibboo
GottaJibboo A race for second place imo. 12-29 Tweezer for the win!
, comment by drummmerandy
drummmerandy @lysergic said:
I am shocked that my personal favorite JOTY -- the Gorge SOAMelt -- did not make the top 16!

This was a fantastic year for Melts. The MSG Melt would also likely make my top 5 JOTYs. Both of them are clearly the #1 and #2 Melts of all time, IMHO. To each his own!
I had to leave the pit during that jam because I was at serious risk of peeing my pants. But at least I heard the conclusion from the mid-hill portapotties.
, comment by Erikd
Erikd I'm making a playlist for Horst (week 1). I'll start on week two's playlist if you'd be willing to share the order of weeks (who's next, Jule, Cleif, or Georg). Thanks
, comment by serpent_deflector
serpent_deflector @Erikd said:
I'm making a playlist for Horst (week 1). I'll start on week two's playlist if you'd be willing to share the order of weeks (who's next, Jule, Cleif, or Georg). Thanks
We’ll be going clockwise, so Georg is next.
, comment by Erikd
Erikd @serpent_deflector said:
@Erikd said:
I'm making a playlist for Horst (week 1). I'll start on week two's playlist if you'd be willing to share the order of weeks (who's next, Jule, Cleif, or Georg). Thanks
We’ll be going clockwise, so Georg is next.
Right on. Thanks so much!
, comment by TwiceBitten
TwiceBitten I'm gonna go on the record and call the Vegas Mercury as the winner this year.
, comment by MindMuse
MindMuse Love the list! Seriously feel the everything’s right from 12/30 is criminally underrated
, comment by Mattc3039
Mattc3039 10-27 NMINML didn’t get a one seed? That is criminal. It delivered 25 minutes of beauty and bliss and then the dark funk at the end was simply extraordinary. A smooth segue into Steam topped of the jam of the year in my humble opinion.
, comment by Quidley
Quidley So, does the 12/29 Tweezer include the segue into DDHVL and back into Tweezer, or is it simply the first 19:55? Anyone know the rules on this?
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