Mary J. Blige My Life Poll

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Peace (peaceful) (The Brainwasher), Sunday, 12 February 2012 20:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm. it's funny because it strays so little from rose royce's original, but something about its context on the album and mary's fragile vocals gives it all this added poignance.

horseshoe, Sunday, 12 February 2012 20:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

just cos i wouldnt necessarily be mad at someone claiming my life was boring; it is sort of torpid in a profound way, i dunno.

― r|t|c, Tuesday, September 8, 2009 5:43 PM Bookmark

torpid, not droning, but yes, this seems otm.

horseshoe, Sunday, 12 February 2012 20:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha lots of great posts in that thread:

imo only a heart of stone wouldn't have had to beat back an instant gleeful impulse for 411 - so many classic jams represented there (sprawled admittedly over 411, 411 remix, the odd 12, and time itself) but not necessarily a great listen-thru album the way it is a great cd or the seminal record of the 90s that it most probably is. and share my world is frequently excellent too, but all the same somehow never quite cumulates in that sense of magnificent abyssal totality that my life ends up leaving you with.

― r|t|c, Tuesday, September 8, 2009 8:07 PM (2 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

oftentimes i tend to find myself imagining chucky thompson having had this huge crush on mary while he was making this album, is that weird? the utterly silent, sadly noble kind where he'd know putting an arm around her shoulder would only ever be an awkward, inadequate kind of gesture.

― r|t|c, Tuesday, September 8, 2009 8:13 PM (2 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

horseshoe, Sunday, 12 February 2012 20:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

love "i love you" and "i'm goin down"

some dude, Monday, 13 February 2012 01:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Be Happy" was #1 on my year-end that year. Seems like an odd choice looking back, but I remember it was kind of lousy year for me, and it tapped into something.

clemenza, Monday, 13 February 2012 03:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Be Happy. she was supposedly bloody miserable at the time and the yearning in it is just so genuine.

piscesx, Monday, 13 February 2012 04:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 18 February 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

i love this album so much i might as well vote for any track. voted "you gotta believe"

horseshoe, Saturday, 18 February 2012 01:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

dont know i could pick a track from this. this record is definitely intensity personified

D-40, Saturday, 18 February 2012 23:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

System, Sunday, 19 February 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

too few voters >:(

lex pretend, Sunday, 19 February 2012 15:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

i was one of the "i love you" voters

all those pretty memories
i KNOW you can HEAR me now
for the record
i love you... i love you...

nowadays suckers seem to be so fucking naïve (uberweiss), Sunday, 19 February 2012 23:03 (2 years ago) Permalink


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