Blur tracks poll - the RESULTS thread

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Highlight of 13 imo - well, after Coffee & TV but that always seems like an outlier on the album whereas Trimm Trabb nails what they were trying to do sonically.

We need to talk about Bevan (DL), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 13:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

I think this poll highlights that the best songs on The Great Escape really were the ballads. Hoping that the very best one will make the top ten.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 13:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh hell Mark G never going to be able to hear it without that in my head now!

pandemic, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 13:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

i don't hear it.

broodje kroket (dog latin), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 14:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

Writing a Gil Scott-Heron obit recently, I said that GSH was one of the few songwriters who could do satire and empathy equally well. Damon was far better at the latter and that pretty much explains the quality chasm down the middle of The Great Escape. The satire was too flip and flimsy and directed at mediocre targets.

We need to talk about Bevan (DL), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 14:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

15. Tender
(10 votes, 231 points)

Waking Suggs to make music to wake Suggs to (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 14:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

WAAAAAAY too high.

broodje kroket (dog latin), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 14:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

Cornelius remix is pretty spectacular though

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 14:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

That's what I voted for. One of my favourite remixes ever - gets all the beauty out of the song and leaves the lumpenness behind.

We need to talk about Bevan (DL), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 14:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

I like that it's long.

Mark G, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 14:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm still hoping for in the but hey.

Mark G, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 14:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

awww <3 love that song. I voted for it! But didn't rate it super high because.. so much goodness.

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 14:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

I remember trimm trabb being a highlight when I saw them at the astoria in 2003. Simon Tong was there instead of Graham, but that song was really good.

spellcheck is really advanced these days (cajunsunday), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 14:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yes, the Think Tank tour really sold me on Trimm Trabb. It had a filth and ferocity that the Think Tank material, much though I like it, lacked.

We need to talk about Bevan (DL), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 14:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

14. To The End
(11 votes, 1 first place, 238 points)

Waking Suggs to make music to wake Suggs to (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 15:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

The French version is so good.

broodje kroket (dog latin), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 15:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

Plus I think this was the one that kind of pushed me over the brink of tears when I saw their reunion tour.

broodje kroket (dog latin), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 15:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

Someone said here or on the other thread that Damon can't do sincerity & this one proves it for me. 'End of a Century' has a layer of irony and is lovely and quite affecting cos, I don't know, the real feeling of ennui is something shared with the characters in it. This one's striving for real feeling unfiltered and I just don't buy it, it seems like an exercise.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 15:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

I dunno, it's been claimed to be about him and Justine, and I don't think he's sharing it with the characters in the song as much as he *is* one of them...

Mark G, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 16:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ah forget about the sentiment and listen to the lovely arrangements, particularly in the final verse/chorus and coda.

broodje kroket (dog latin), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 16:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

13. On Your Own
(11 votes, 251 points)

Waking Suggs to make music to wake Suggs to (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 16:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

the sound of magic music in his ears
particularly love the first 35 secs of this

pandemic, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 16:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

Like this one a lot. I'm rarely taken with Coxon tbh but there's some great guitar here. It wasn't as I remembered it either - a lot more chanty.

I was also always fond of the video, some very nice half-assed b-boy action there as I recall.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 16:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

So only 12 to go. Stuff that I voted for that won't appear now i shouldn't think - mr briggs, luminous, i know, tame, uncle love, and no monster in me.

pandemic, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 17:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

12. Coffee & TV
(10 votes, 1 first place, 255 points)

Waking Suggs to make music to wake Suggs to (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 17:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

Great, great, great song. I very nearly made it my number one.

Waking Suggs to make music to wake Suggs to (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 17:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'll call it now:

1. This is a low
2. Beetlebum
3. For Tomorrow

I'm kind of getting nervous about Blue Jeans not making it at all. It's my number one pick but I don't know how much love it actually gets over here.

◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝ (Moka), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 17:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm sure Blue Jeans will place. I'm surprised that Out of Time is either (a) Top 10 or (b) not in it at all.

We need to talk about Bevan (DL), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 17:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

I mean, I love it, but I wasn't sure how many other people did.

We need to talk about Bevan (DL), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 17:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

I didn't vote because I'm not *that* into Blur, but if I had, I'd have put "Out of Time" top 5.

Euler, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 17:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

Low, For Tomorrow, G&B imo - no idea what #4 might be

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 17:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

I only voted for one of them but I'm pretty sure both Blue Jeans and Out of Time will be in the top ten. Also Sing - that hasn't shown up yet right?

Volvo Twilight (p-dog), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 17:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah i assume 'sing' will make it also

pandemic, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 17:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

If I had voted "Don't Bomb..." and "Money Makes Me Crazy" would have been near the top of my list. Would love to see 'em here but I'd be surprised to say the least.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 17:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

If I had voted, "Music Is My Radar" would have been near the top of my list

Tom Skerritt Mustache Ride (DJP), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 17:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

I gave it some but not enough I fear

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 17:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Music Is My Radar" is tops too. I shoulda got off my ass to vote in this.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 17:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yay On Your Own! Yay Coffee & TV!

Pleased people are voting On Your Own - that was, like, the fifth single off the album, no? It's really good - possibly my favourite track on Blur(?)

Coffee & TV - This was my number 1. I have some very particular memories of the summer before I left for university absolutely loving this track and the video too. Loved Graham's too-quietly-mixed vocals (which he also used on The Sky Is Too High). It seemed so strange and fresh at the time, but these days is almost par for the course.

broodje kroket (dog latin), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 17:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

Also, while Coffee & TV is about alcoholism, it could easily be attributed to comedowns and worked very well in the context of me seeing them at Glasto.

broodje kroket (dog latin), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 17:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

Shit - does this mean Peach won't place?

broodje kroket (dog latin), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 18:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

blue jeans is my number 1 too. i'm sure it will make it.

spellcheck is really advanced these days (cajunsunday), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 18:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

Well if it's your number 1 too then it will definitely place. I knew you guys wouldn't let me down.

◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝ (Moka), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 18:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

Tracy Jacks?

broodje kroket (dog latin), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 19:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

11. Tracy Jacks
(11 votes, 264 points)

Waking Suggs to make music to wake Suggs to (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 19:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

Never got the popularity of this one. I mean, it's nice enough, but people utterly adored it bitd.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 19:10 (3 years ago) Permalink


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