Blur tracks poll - the RESULTS thread

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iirc 'I Know' was on the flip of this. Prefer 'I Know' ever so slightly but love both really.

pandemic, Saturday, 28 May 2011 13:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

All Your Life is great. "on the way to heaven in a comedy car, the new stars of melancholia"

spellcheck is really advanced these days (cajunsunday), Saturday, 28 May 2011 13:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

non voglio parlarne (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Sunday, 29 May 2011 08:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

38. Entertain Me
(6 votes, 117 points)

One of the best Blur basslines

non voglio parlarne (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Sunday, 29 May 2011 08:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

Love love love "Entertain Me", one of Damon's sharpest dissections of the end of civilization riding this beautiful Berlin-era-Iggy droney New Wave anti-riff. The weekend's here, hip. hip. hooray.

Deeez Nuuults (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 29 May 2011 08:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

of all the pictures xp

百万个叉烧包 (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 29 May 2011 08:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

I should have had Entertain Me on my list, love that bass line.

Kitchen Person, Sunday, 29 May 2011 08:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

non voglio parlarne (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Sunday, 29 May 2011 09:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

=36. You're So Great
(6 votes, 120 points)

non voglio parlarne (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Sunday, 29 May 2011 09:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ugh, I hate that.

Ismael Klata, Sunday, 29 May 2011 09:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

ahahahaha brilliant. So glad this song got a few votes. The last 30 seconds is sublime.

百万个叉烧包 (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 29 May 2011 10:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

You're so great I'm indifferent to, but yeah I like the little guitar solo towards the end. Other than that it represents a filler triumvirate (theme from retro/ysg/death of a party) towards the middle of the album where songwriting dips. Not that these are necessarily bad songs but taken together they make the album flabby, especially compared to the first few tracks on the record.

broodje kroket (dog latin), Sunday, 29 May 2011 10:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

I might have to relisten to Entertain Me again. At the time I remember thinking it was a poor man's Girls an Boys and the Live It! Remix sounded like Take That, which was just about the worst thing imaginable in my book at the time

broodje kroket (dog latin), Sunday, 29 May 2011 11:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

Always liked "Entertain Me", and I'm really glad to see it here - never knew anyone else rated the track.

I disagree about "Death of a Party" being part of any weak triumvirate - it's one the strongest Blur ST tracks in my book

Duane Barry, Sunday, 29 May 2011 13:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

non voglio parlarne (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Sunday, 29 May 2011 16:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

36. Bugman
(5 votes, 120 points)

non voglio parlarne (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Sunday, 29 May 2011 16:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

I love this one. It shatters any illusions you might have had coming into 13 for the first time - Tender was the single ahead of the album and then the first track on it, this could scarcely be more different, right from the off with the jarringly unusual chords.

non voglio parlarne (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Sunday, 29 May 2011 16:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

Bugman!

billstevejim, Sunday, 29 May 2011 17:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

non voglio parlarne (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Sunday, 29 May 2011 18:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

35. Me, White Noise
(5 votes, 121 points)

non voglio parlarne (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Sunday, 29 May 2011 18:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

YAY

(of course, if this is #35, I should give up on seeing "Don't Bomb When You're the Bomb" probably.)

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 29 May 2011 18:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ah, just realised this is the first track with a first place vote, so that should have read:
(5 votes, 1 first place, 121 points)

non voglio parlarne (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Sunday, 29 May 2011 18:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

(of course, if this is #35, I should give up on seeing "Don't Bomb When You're the Bomb" probably.)

― Johnny Fever

Pretty sure I only heard this the one time but remember thinking it was terrible, that was a long time ago though.

Kitchen Person, Sunday, 29 May 2011 19:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

It's more of a chant with a beat than an actual song, but I love it anyway (enough to place it #2 on my own ballot).

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 29 May 2011 19:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

I just listened to it again on Youtube, I don't love it but it's no way near as bad as I remember. It's a very odd song, it sounds more like a Gorillaz track really.

Kitchen Person, Sunday, 29 May 2011 19:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Country House" woz robbed (and my ballot I think never made it for some reason. Dunno, but I got a mail failure notice)

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Sunday, 29 May 2011 19:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

(My ballot did of course have "Country House" on top - one of the best songs ever made by anyone)

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Sunday, 29 May 2011 19:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

Is The Great Escape your favourite Blur album Geir?

Kitchen Person, Sunday, 29 May 2011 19:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

I consider that "The Great Escape" and "Parklife" rather equal in quality.

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Sunday, 29 May 2011 19:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

I do have a lot of time for The Great Escape but there's too much filler on there.

Kitchen Person, Sunday, 29 May 2011 19:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

Looking at the track listing for The Great Escape if you took out Charmless Man, Top Man, Mr Robinson's Quango, Ernold Same and Dan Abnormal you would have a pretty great 10 track album. The only thing I would really change about Parklife is to have not heard the title track so many times so I could still bear to hear it.

Kitchen Person, Sunday, 29 May 2011 19:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

X-Post: The filler is the main problem about "The Great Escape", but the highlights are fantastic. And, as for the worst tracks, "Globe Alone" > "Bank Holiday". Although by a narrow margin (and "Chinese Bombs" is worse than both)

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Sunday, 29 May 2011 20:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

non voglio parlarne (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Sunday, 29 May 2011 20:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

34. Advert
(7 votes, 122 points)

non voglio parlarne (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Sunday, 29 May 2011 20:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

That's the sixth song from MLIR, and we're not even in the top 30 yet. Surprising?

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 29 May 2011 21:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

Food processors are great!

spellcheck is really advanced these days (cajunsunday), Sunday, 29 May 2011 22:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

Will you post all scores once this is all done? I want to see if I was indeed the only person to vote Dizzy. :)

I love the teasers pictures, thanks for doing this!

Also way xp - I also have a lot of love for entertain me and the live it remix too. A car! A house! Both in! A street!

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Sunday, 29 May 2011 23:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

Advert is making me think fuzzy half formed theories about how MLIR and Siamese Dream are bizarro versions of each other.

Flying back from Barcelona tomorrow btw :-( might not bother

broodje kroket (dog latin), Monday, 30 May 2011 03:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

Will you post all scores once this is all done? I want to see if I was indeed the only person to vote Dizzy. :)

Yes, I will and I'm afraid yes, you were. Just for you:


=74. Dizzy
(1 votes, 1 first place, 40 points)

non voglio parlarne (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 30 May 2011 08:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

non voglio parlarne (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 30 May 2011 08:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

33. Caramel
(5 votes, 123 points)

non voglio parlarne (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 30 May 2011 08:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

Caramel is such an amazing song, easily my favourite song on 13. I'm fairly sure I remember reading at the time Damon was pushing for it to be the second single after Tender which would have been brilliant.

Kitchen Person, Monday, 30 May 2011 11:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

I like it, but I can't really imagine it as a single.

non voglio parlarne (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 30 May 2011 12:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

Even a teaser picture? You're too good to me :)

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 30 May 2011 12:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

non voglio parlarne (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 30 May 2011 12:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

32. Young & Lovely
(6 votes, 1 first place, 134 points)

non voglio parlarne (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 30 May 2011 12:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

I can't even find evidence that that song exists.

Horsebortion Horror (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 30 May 2011 12:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

so far, I'm finding that my taste in blur tracks differs wildly from these results.

i didn't vote. meant to. did not. sry.

So far, Inertia is a pleasant surprise. And Colin Zeal is awesome. Maybe Country House on occasion.

bloomps! (there it is) (Pillbox), Monday, 30 May 2011 12:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

AA: Young & Lovely was a b-side, from an early-middle career single (can't recall off the top of my head).

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 30 May 2011 12:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

B-side to Chemical World and the bonus track on the Japanese version of the album.

James Mitchell, Monday, 30 May 2011 12:44 (3 years ago) Permalink


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