Nu AmErykah, Poll 1 + 2 (4th World War + Return of the Ankh)

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This year I turned 36. Damn it seems it came so quick.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
The Healer 6
That Hump 4
Soldier 4
Master Teacher 4
Window Seat 3
Telephone 3
Gone Baby, Don't Be Long 3
The Cell 3
Me 3
Out My Mind, Just in Time 2
Umm Hmm 2
Twinkle 1
20 Feet Tall 1
Fall in Love (Your Funeral) 0
Love 0
Incense 0
You Loving Me (Session) 0
Turn Me Away (Get MuNNY) 0
Agitation 0
Amerykahn Promise 0
Real Thang 0
Honey 0
My People 0
Jump Up in the Air (Stay There) 0


Eric H., Friday, 6 March 2015 15:47 (four years ago) link

me

J. Sam, Friday, 6 March 2015 15:47 (four years ago) link

me

marcos, Friday, 6 March 2015 15:49 (four years ago) link

I love just about every song on the first, love the singles and half the second, but because "Umm Hmm" won't get love I'll give it some.

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 6 March 2015 15:54 (four years ago) link

any song on the 1st > any song on the 2nd except "window seat"

k3vin k., Friday, 6 March 2015 15:56 (four years ago) link

The more I force comparisons with SITKOL, the more sense it makes. Like "Love's In Need of Love Today," "Amerykahn Promise" makes for an comparatively underwhelming opening salvo what becomes a much more complex work.

Eric H., Friday, 6 March 2015 15:59 (four years ago) link

The only songs I wouldn't really consider voting for:

Amerykahn Promise
Real Thang
Umm Hmm
You Loving Me (Session)
Incense

Eric H., Friday, 6 March 2015 16:00 (four years ago) link

i listen to pt. 2 more often these days, it's one of my favorite summer records. pt. 1 needs a more particular mood/context.

lil urbane (Jordan), Friday, 6 March 2015 16:02 (four years ago) link

if pt 1 is her masterpiece in album form, "out my mind, just in time" might be her masterpiece in single song form

lex pretend, Friday, 6 March 2015 16:18 (four years ago) link

(everything here is a masterpiece)

lex pretend, Friday, 6 March 2015 16:18 (four years ago) link

she's recorded a few masterpieces. I lean towards "Green Eyes," "The Cell," and the still mighty "On & On."

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 6 March 2015 16:23 (four years ago) link

she's recorded a few masterpieces

#1 on the list of things that go without saying.

Eric H., Friday, 6 March 2015 16:28 (four years ago) link

if pt 1 is her masterpiece in album form, "out my mind, just in time" might be her masterpiece in single song form

I'm sorta glad to read this because my immediate fear upon seeing this poll is that Return of the Ankh would be completely shut out. Don't get me wrong, 4th World War is a masterpiece, but I feel like RotA gets overlooked a lot of the time as a result of being the follow-up.

That said, I'm probably still going to vote for "The Healer."

That shit right there is precedented. (cryptosicko), Friday, 6 March 2015 16:31 (four years ago) link

As an ignorant art-rock dilettante I gotta call 2 as the better album and the long one as the best song (vmic)

vacuum head tree disease (imago), Friday, 6 March 2015 16:33 (four years ago) link

Twinkle is astounding as well though

vacuum head tree disease (imago), Friday, 6 March 2015 16:33 (four years ago) link

I don't think I gave RotA enough of a chance, really, but it was always going to be tough to compete with 4WW.

emil.y, Friday, 6 March 2015 16:46 (four years ago) link

I voted for the Healer in the last poll, so I might go with Master Teacher or Window Seat or That Hump this time

the saer returns (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 6 March 2015 17:44 (four years ago) link

(Though I might go with Out My Mind just out of sheer appreciation of the fact that Lex and LJ are both voting for the same thing here)

the saer returns (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 6 March 2015 17:48 (four years ago) link

Just in time.

Eric H., Friday, 6 March 2015 18:16 (four years ago) link

1. gone baby don't be long (this song is just)
2. window seat
3. that hump
4. soldier
5. honey

J0rdan S., Friday, 6 March 2015 18:23 (four years ago) link

My god this is hard. Hard to vote against The Healer, but it's also hard to vote against everything else. Gonna throw my vote at That Hump.

thom yorke state of mind (voodoo chili), Friday, 6 March 2015 22:01 (four years ago) link

Shit Jump Up in the Air and Stay There is really good. And so is Master Teacher. And Out My Mind.

I really need to listen to Part 2 again damn

thom yorke state of mind (voodoo chili), Friday, 6 March 2015 22:08 (four years ago) link

My instinct says "The Cell" cause that's the one I bumped the most when these came out but "Telephone" just destroys me every time.

raih dednelb (The Reverend), Friday, 6 March 2015 22:11 (four years ago) link

I think "The Cell" is when people first started noticing Thundercat,or at least going "who the hell is that bass player?"

lil urbane (Jordan), Friday, 6 March 2015 22:15 (four years ago) link

definitely was for me

raih dednelb (The Reverend), Friday, 6 March 2015 22:16 (four years ago) link

any song on the 1st > any song on the 2nd except "window seat"

― k3vin k., Friday, March 6, 2015 9:56 AM (6 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

insane

deej loaf (D-40), Friday, 6 March 2015 22:20 (four years ago) link

The thing about "The Healer" is that its position on the album magnifies its impact. I pretty much love every single song on both of these albums but the way that icy march slides in behind the gloriously messy, syncopated prelude hits me like a sledgehammer every single time I hear it.

DJP, Friday, 6 March 2015 22:28 (four years ago) link

window seat

een, Friday, 6 March 2015 23:17 (four years ago) link

for me its between Window Seat, The Healer, Me and Soldier. Went for The Healer

cajunsunday, Friday, 6 March 2015 23:22 (four years ago) link

i was reading the part 1 liners this afternoon and ty dolla sign (as part of ty & kory) sings on "master teacher"

J0rdan S., Saturday, 7 March 2015 20:36 (four years ago) link

ha weird

raih dednelb (The Reverend), Sunday, 8 March 2015 07:14 (four years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 2 April 2015 00:01 (four years ago) link

Think I've gotta go "The Cell."

Eric H., Thursday, 2 April 2015 00:23 (four years ago) link

Went with Master Teacher.

Kitchen Person, Thursday, 2 April 2015 01:36 (four years ago) link

The Turn Me Away (Get MuNNY) --> Gone Baby, Don't Be Long --> Umm Hmm --> Love stretch is key for me.

Though I like Part 1 a lot more than I used to.

Tim F, Thursday, 2 April 2015 04:18 (four years ago) link

"Love" second on my ranked-choice ballot.

Eric H., Thursday, 2 April 2015 04:28 (four years ago) link

Went Telephone. Song destroys me every time. But what a pair of albums...

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

System, Friday, 3 April 2015 00:01 (four years ago) link

My only beef with these results is no votes for "Honey" or "Turn Me Away"

The Reverend, Friday, 3 April 2015 00:50 (four years ago) link

yea master teacher getting 4 votes and honey getting none is messed up

een, Friday, 3 April 2015 01:57 (four years ago) link

voted for "Umm Hmm."

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 3 April 2015 01:59 (four years ago) link

Love	0

You monsters.

Eric H., Friday, 3 April 2015 02:16 (four years ago) link

good results

k3vin k., Friday, 3 April 2015 02:50 (four years ago) link

xxxp "Master Teacher" is like top 3 in this poll tho stay woke

The Reverend, Friday, 3 April 2015 05:18 (four years ago) link

it feels quite weird that there are so few visuals from these albums - just "honey", "window seat" and "jump up in the air" right?

lex pretend, Monday, 6 April 2015 16:22 (four years ago) link

wasn't there one that had something to do w/fly-lo

tender is the late-night daypart (schlump), Monday, 6 April 2015 16:33 (four years ago) link

There was a "Window Seat (Remix)"/"Turn Me Away" video that had her robbing a convenience store with Rick Ross or something but it seems to have disappeared?

The Reverend, Monday, 6 April 2015 20:15 (four years ago) link

The first piano-led part of "Out My Mind, Just In Time" got a clip: https://vimeo.com/30523772

bae sremmurd (monotony), Monday, 6 April 2015 23:14 (four years ago) link

"the cell" is the one that i always feel secretly has a video somewhere

lex pretend, Tuesday, 7 April 2015 09:59 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

lol

https://t.co/Tza7nxNN6e

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 14:54 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

pt. 2 >>>>>>

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 3 October 2019 12:35 (two weeks ago) link

not suggesting it is greater than part one, just that it is completely fucking amazing

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 3 October 2019 12:35 (two weeks ago) link

though i may like it more than part one at this point, who can say

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 3 October 2019 12:38 (two weeks ago) link

I mentioned this album on FB a couple days ago, was told it had only one track, wanted to stab this poster in the neck.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 3 October 2019 12:41 (two weeks ago) link

*only one good track

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 3 October 2019 12:41 (two weeks ago) link

gotta tell that person to get money

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 3 October 2019 12:41 (two weeks ago) link

get munny*

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 3 October 2019 12:42 (two weeks ago) link

prepare to have your shit reeeeearranged
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american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 3 October 2019 12:57 (two weeks ago) link

lol you probably have an idea who it might be

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 3 October 2019 13:00 (two weeks ago) link

This poll needed way more voters.

Both albums will be in the top 2 positions on my aughties album ballot.

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Thursday, 3 October 2019 13:30 (two weeks ago) link

Pt. 2 is 2010, no?

flopsy bird (voodoo chili), Thursday, 3 October 2019 14:02 (two weeks ago) link

cause i was planning on putting it in my top 20 of whatever 10s list i wind up making.

flopsy bird (voodoo chili), Thursday, 3 October 2019 14:02 (two weeks ago) link

Oh damn.

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Thursday, 3 October 2019 14:05 (two weeks ago) link

she's so great at making albums I wish she would make more

SHANTY the golden fish portion (stevie), Thursday, 3 October 2019 15:48 (two weeks ago) link


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