Let the madness begin.

This year the Battle of the Bands Competition has turned into 90’s Madness!  While last year we selected artists, this year we have decided to focus on albums – specifically from the decade of the 1990s. To add to the fun, Hector Alfonso of Espinosa Cigars and John McTavish of Developing Palates are participating.

This year, Hector, John, Dave, and Coop held a draft on Prime Time Jukebox Episode 66 where each picked eight albums. The albums were then seeded into brackets determined by each participant.


Hector’s Bracket

1 Nirvana: Nevermind
2 Green Day: Dookie
3 Dr Dre: The Chronic
4 Enimen: Slim Shady
5 Snoop Dogg: Doggy Style
6 2Pac: All Eyez on Me
7 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik
8 Oasis: What’s the Story Morning Glory

Dave’s Bracket

1 Radiohead: OK Computer
2 Public Enemy: Fear of the Black Planet
3 Alanis Morissette: Jagged Little Pill
4 Nas: Ilmatic
5 Lauryn Hill: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
6 Smashing Pumpkins: Siamese Dream
7 Beastie Boys: Check Your Head
8 Portishead: Dummy

John’s Bracket

1 Pearl Jam: Ten
2 The Tragically Hip: Fully Completely
3 Notorious B.I.G.: Ready to Die
4 Nine Inch Nails: The Downward Spiral
5 Depeche Mode: Violator
6 Wu-Tang Clan: Enter the Wu-Tang
7 Guns N Roses Use Your Illusion 1&2
8 Tool: Aenima

Coop’s Bracket

1 Metallica: Metallica (Black)
2 Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell II (Back into Hell)
3 U2: Actung Baby
4 Santana: Supernatural
5 Creed: Human Clay
6 Counting Crows: August and Everything After
7 Billy Joel: The River of Dreams

The winner of this battle will be determined by you! Starting Monday March 21, 2021, we will have two matchups. You will be able to vote for which artist you think should move on to the next round. We will go through each round on Twitter until there is a winner from Hector, Dave, John, and Coop’s bracket. The final four will square off and then winner will be determined. The winning album will give someone bragging rights – and be reserved for an Album Archaeology show.

We will be offering incentives to vote. This year the prize pool has really been amp’d up! Three winners will be chosen this year. Prizes offered include the following:

  • A $50.00 Vinyl Me Please Gift Card (you heard us talk about VMP on Jukebox!!!)
  • A Drew Estate Year of the Rat Pewter Ashtray
  • An Alec Bradley Red Badge Ceramic Ashtray.

Prime Time Jukebox 90s Madness Prizes

To enter you will vote on the @Cigar_Coop Twitter account. Each time you RETWEET THE MATCHUP POST WIITH THE HASHTAG #PTJ, you will be entered in the drawing. You can retweet as many matchups as you want.

The more you retweet, the more you will be entered to win (one retweet per matchup allowed). The prizes will be selected following the crowning of a winner of the competition.

You can watch the draft show here (Note, you may have to click Watch on YouTube below due to age restrictions):

Rules of the contest are here. This will be a U.S.-only contest except for the Vinyl Me Please gift card. As a reminder, Cigar Coop Contests never require a purchase and are never pay for play.