Blur tracks poll - the RESULTS thread

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I know this one.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

8. Chinese Bombs

Waking Suggs to make music to wake Suggs to (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

(not really)

Waking Suggs to make music to wake Suggs to (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

8. Girls & Boys
(14 votes, 296 points)

Waking Suggs to make music to wake Suggs to (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gah, had this for top 3. Brilliant song. The shock at seeing this go top five, I was aware they had a single out and that it was alright, but no idea there was a phenomenon in the offing.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow okay. Okay. This is good. Stoked about Trimm Trabb in particular.

Ernold Sock (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I can't really listen to Girls & Boys now due to massive overexposure, but at the time it really was a BIG THING.

Waking Suggs to make music to wake Suggs to (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, this was a very unusual track for its place and era. Of 90s UK indie, only Pulp I think ever got onto similar-sounding territory, and they had none of the funk that this does.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yep, unique really. And nothing else on Parklife sounds like it either.

Waking Suggs to make music to wake Suggs to (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

This song makes me want to stab people but I can understand its appeal.

◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝ (Moka), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

And nothing else on Parklife sounds like it either.

Nothing on Parklife sounds like anything else on Parklife. That's why I love Parklife \(O_º)/

Ernold Sock (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 20:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

!!!!!

Ernold Sock (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Triumph imo (unlike the rest of that fetid album)

Ernold Sock (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

7. Out Of Time
(12 votes, 1 first place, 303 points)

Waking Suggs to make music to wake Suggs to (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Triumph imo (unlike the rest of that fetid album)

Harsh. I think 'Caravan' is up there with anything else. 'On The Way To The Club' is pretty good. 'Jets' and 'Sweet Song' too.

Waking Suggs to make music to wake Suggs to (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha, I was just about to post "Looks as if my top five might be the top five" but not quite.

We need to talk about Bevan (DL), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love Think Tank, but mine is a marginal opinion and has been since 2003.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Think Tank is a like a B sides collection, except that most of the songs should have been B sides.

Ernold Sock (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll hear any song off it and think "hey that's not a bad demo", and that's all. It doesn't hold together as an album at all for me.

Ernold Sock (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Think Tank's great. Screw the haters.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

6. Badhead
(14 votes, 2 first places, 340 points)

Waking Suggs to make music to wake Suggs to (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Badhead? Barely remembered it 'til this poll got me listening again. Very sweet & gentle, and nice sequencing after 'Bank Holiday'.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

This was my number one.

Waking Suggs to make music to wake Suggs to (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

For the purposes of this poll I listened to 'Think Tank' for the first time in 4 or 5 years. Still meh for me, doesn't hold my interest at all.
MLIR > Blur > Parklife > Leisure/Escape > 13 > > TT
xp

pandemic, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

xxp yeah, I'm doubting half my votes now. Badhead is incredible.

Ernold Sock (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

OK, so Low, Tomorrow, Century, Beetlebum, Sing?

We need to talk about Bevan (DL), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Okay, I know four of the top five, so there's one surprise left for me now. Didn't expect Badhead so high.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Was forgetting about Century.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

That top 5 seems about right.

◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝ (Moka), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Think Tank is my third favourite Blur album behind Parklife and Modern Life is Rubbish. It could lose We've got a file on you, Brothers & Sisters and Crazy Beat but the rest of it is solid. Along with the songs that have made this list Good Song and Gene by Gene are really great too.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pouring one out for Music Is My Radar

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Crazy Beat is real "what the fuck were they thinking?" territory. But it's my fourth favourite behind Parklife, MLIB and Blur. Never got on with 13 beyond about 4 tracks - that's the one where I think, "Yeah, great, you're experimenting - now come back when the experiment's finished and you know what you're doing."

We need to talk about Bevan (DL), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

5. Sing
(16 votes, 3 first places, 357 points)

Waking Suggs to make music to wake Suggs to (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is that the first one to have 3 first place votes?

pandemic, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

(xp) Having re-listened to everything repeatedly over the last two or three weeks, I'm surprised to find that 13 is actually one of my favourites. MLIR sounds a bit dated in places.

Waking Suggs to make music to wake Suggs to (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Feels totally different to anything else on 'Leisure'

pandemic, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is that the first one to have 3 first place votes?

Yes

Waking Suggs to make music to wake Suggs to (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

DL: I disagree completely about 13. It sounds very deliberate and is a complete and convincing album. Think Tank sounds like a band in its death throes.

Ernold Sock (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think you'll find more people who'll agree with you than I will tbh, especially outside the UK - Think Tank was well-reviewed here but murdered in the US.

We need to talk about Bevan (DL), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

The piece on 'Sing' in that Select link hotheads is interesting - it's what they sounded like left to themselves in the early days basically. I think it's the only one off Leisure that was self-produced.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just listened to Sing for possibly the third time ever. Wow. I don't bother with Leisure but that one is spine-tingling stuff.

Ernold Sock (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

I gave it good points in the showcase poll

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

shoegaze, damn you

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha nice

spellcheck is really advanced these days (cajunsunday), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dirty little monsters! Ahahahaha

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 21:51 (2 years ago) Permalink


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