Foo Fighters - The Pollour and the Shape

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
Everlong 25
Monkey Wrench 8
My Hero 4
Hey, Johnny Park! 4
My Poor Brain 1
Wind Up 1
See You 1
Walking After You 0
February Stars 0
Enough Space 0
Doll 0
Up In Arms 0
New Way Home 0


Moka, Thursday, 13 August 2009 06:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

this is kinda pointless right? unless you're interested in the runners up?

(*゚ー゚)θ L(。・_・)   °~ヾ(・ε・ *) (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 13 August 2009 07:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

my herooooo

badpowderfinger (electricsound), Thursday, 13 August 2009 07:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

I don't really care for Everlong to be honest if that's what you mean. 'Hey, Johnny Park' and 'My Hero' are my favorites in here.

Moka, Thursday, 13 August 2009 07:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

thx 4 teh challops

(*゚ー゚)θ L(。・_・)   °~ヾ(・ε・ *) (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 13 August 2009 07:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

I don't really care for Everlong to be honest if that's what you mean.

Why don't you just admit you hate all music?

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 13 August 2009 07:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

"Everlong", then "Monkey Wrench".

deep olives (Euler), Thursday, 13 August 2009 07:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

No, I'm not really into Everlong. You've got a problem with that?

Moka, Thursday, 13 August 2009 07:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

sockpuppetry

(*゚ー゚)θ L(。・_・)   °~ヾ(・ε・ *) (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 13 August 2009 07:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

fuck off

Moka, Thursday, 13 August 2009 07:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

The only thing I'll ever ask of you
You've got to promise not to challop when I say when

ledge, Thursday, 13 August 2009 08:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

Great discussion, guys.

StanM, Thursday, 13 August 2009 09:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

No, I'm not really into Everlong. You've got a problem with that?

I guess not, but it makes me question why anyone not into "Everlong" would start a poll for The Color and the Shape in the first place. Or would even like Foo Fighters enough to start a poll for any of their albums.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 13 August 2009 09:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

"Monkey Wrench"

Alex in NYC, Thursday, 13 August 2009 11:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

yep.

Mark G, Thursday, 13 August 2009 12:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

I guess not, but it makes me question why anyone not into "Everlong" would start a poll for The Color and the Shape in the first place. Or would even like Foo Fighters enough to start a poll for any of their albums.

I've never much cared for Everlong and it doesn't sound representative of the band's music to me. It's like it's the best Foo Fighters song for people who don't really like anything they've ever done. I'm a huge fan of most of their other big singles (at least until the last few years, when I completely lost track/couldn't tell the difference). I'm also picking Monkeywrench.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Thursday, 13 August 2009 12:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

anything else.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Thursday, 13 August 2009 12:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

I mean, yeah, I'll probably end up voting "Everlong". But I'm actually finding myself thinking about this way more than I thought I would. "Monkey Wrench", "My Hero", and "February Stars" are all making their case.

Naw, "Everlong" it is.

3 mods 1 banhammer (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 13 August 2009 12:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

I think my favorite song these guys ever did was their cover of 'Baker Street.'

cosmic abbigong (Abbott), Thursday, 13 August 2009 15:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

i voted for "see you." challops or not, i really like that song. it's fun and there's nothing really like it on any of their later albums.

borntohula, Thursday, 13 August 2009 15:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm voting "My Hero" just because my old band did a cover of it and it's a ton of fun to sing (thank God we did it down a half step though...)

it's like i have a couple worked up vadges under my arms (HI DERE), Thursday, 13 August 2009 15:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

EVERLONG. didn't have to think twice.

overall, though, this record bored me to tears - 18 or 19 year old me much preferred the debut, and i feel the same today.

I'M IN MIAMI, TRICK-OR-TREAT (Beatrix Kiddo), Thursday, 13 August 2009 17:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

after the second album i sorta stopped caring enough to buy their records, though i've liked a few singles here and there. psyched for the greatest hits, you know?

I'M IN MIAMI, TRICK-OR-TREAT (Beatrix Kiddo), Thursday, 13 August 2009 17:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

It's like it's the best Foo Fighters song for people who don't really like anything they've ever done.

You may be right: "Everlong" is easily one of my favourite rock songs of the last 20 years. I don't mind the rest of the album but nothing else on it comes close for me. (I love "The Best of You" though.)

Sundar, Thursday, 13 August 2009 17:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

i like the first album and some of their assorted singles but "everlong" is obviously their best song

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 13 August 2009 17:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

I eventually wore out the obvious faves and wound up with "Wind Up."

Hideous Lump, Sunday, 16 August 2009 07:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 30 August 2009 23:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 31 August 2009 23:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

would have gone with 'hey johnny park'. probably the only foo fighters track that's ever made me sit up and listen closely. kind of anthemic, which is what i hate about a lot of foo fighters material, but somehow kind of moving.

Charlie Howard, Tuesday, 1 September 2009 13:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

Sorry I missed this - still very fond of this album. Would have probably joined the Everlong contingent, but if I tabled that I could give it to "My Poor Brain," "My Hero," "Enough Space" - oh, shit, nevermind! "New Way Home," EASY. No contest. The blood of the 16-year-old me still inside my head is pumping just thinking about that long buildup to triumph and escape at the end, fucking KICK ASS track, as good as alt-rock ever got.

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 1 September 2009 14:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

I was joking upthread btw, Everlong is amazing.

Moka, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 06:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

Just listened to "New Way Home" on a whim, still blows me away, came here to post almost exactly what I posted three years ago. Don't care how hokey and uncool this band is, those first couple records are some pretty killer pop-rock.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 22 December 2012 16:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah great record. later ones have lots of good songs, too, just are more hit-or-miss.

fanute me or shoot me (some dude), Saturday, 22 December 2012 16:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah i listened to this last week on a whim and it's way more cohesive than i remembered it. prefer the tighter x-files soundtrack version of "walking after you" though

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Saturday, 22 December 2012 16:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh cool i didn't realize that a while back they did a 3 1/2 show where they dug out "New Way Home" and "Enough Space" and "See You" and "Hey, Johnny Park!"

http://www.billboard.com/charts-year-end#/events/foo-fighters-play-3-5-hours-at-rock-the-1007938562.story

fanute me or shoot me (some dude), Sunday, 23 December 2012 16:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

can't believe "New Way Home" got no votes. it's not like i'd bet my firstborn on it in a battle against "Everlong" or anything, but it deserved a vote, at least.

alpine static, Monday, 24 December 2012 01:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

My Poor Brain is my jam from here tho Everlong is sweet too

when worlds coincide (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 07:46 (1 year ago) Permalink


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