Just a simple song but God I love it Embedded in me, so bittersweet I’m addicted, I’m a melancholic Sing it again, I’ll be your Poll forever: THE BOO RADLEYS - ILM artist poll #60 or new numbering #65

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21 ballots received (6 were unranked)
98 Tracks received votes
10 Albums received votes
16 Singles/EP's received votes
7 Cover Songs received votes

Thanks for your patience ILM but I needed the time and still didn't do all that I wanted to do for this poll.

Enjoy!

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 01:26 (three years ago) Permalink

also that is from the Kingsize single.

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 01:40 (three years ago) Permalink

8 Ballots received
7 Different Songs

Tomorrow (2 Votes)
There She Goes
Boo! Faith
There She Goes
Alone Again Or
The Queen Is Dead
One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 01:43 (three years ago) Permalink

i was going to only do a Top 10 for Singles/EP's but i know there are not a lot people around at this time at night. so i'm going to go ahead and post the full results because the pictures are so awesome. plus everything got at least two votes.

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 02:27 (three years ago) Permalink

Yay!

Maximum big surprise! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Thursday, 23 April 2015 02:35 (three years ago) Permalink

btw, big shout out to "One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)" i love their feedback cover of that song.

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 02:42 (three years ago) Permalink

my vote for cover song went to "Tomorrow" the winner.

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 02:43 (three years ago) Permalink

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16(Tie). Boo! Forever
From: Everything’s Alright Forever
Released: 1992
56 Points, 2 Votes

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 02:51 (three years ago) Permalink

i pretty much bought all these when they were released, which is 27 Singles/EP's. a bunch of them are part 1 and part 2 and have those as well. the only one i don't own is the promo only Kingsize single. i want it because it has two songs i don't own, plus "Tomorrow" which i got on the Find the Way Out compilation.

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 03:03 (three years ago) Permalink

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14. Kaleidoscope EP
From: Ichabod and I and the compilation Learning To Walk
Released: 1990 Rough Trade
58 Points, 2 Votes

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 03:08 (three years ago) Permalink

there are two different versions of "Kaleidoscope" the LP version and the EP version which is also included on Learning To Walk compilation album.

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 03:10 (three years ago) Permalink

Speaking of Find the Way Out, I notice Boo! Forever is remarkably well represented there. Carr may be disappointed with this ranking.

Maximum big surprise! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Thursday, 23 April 2015 03:12 (three years ago) Permalink

lol, well i voted for it.

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 03:23 (three years ago) Permalink

speaking of, i have messed up. Boo! Forever is on my list twice, so it actually has more votes and more points.

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 03:38 (three years ago) Permalink

so the list (so far) actually is:

15. Find the Answer Within
14. Kaleidoscope EP
13. What's In The Box? (See Whatcha Got)

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 03:40 (three years ago) Permalink

damn

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 03:41 (three years ago) Permalink

have no idea how that happen, i will be more careful (i hope).

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 03:43 (three years ago) Permalink

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12. Barney (...and Me)
From: Giant Steps
Released: 1994
66 Points, 2 Votes

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 03:47 (three years ago) Permalink

still kicking myself over the mistake. at least it really doesn't effect things too much.

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 03:51 (three years ago) Permalink

Only just now inspired to look up the original "Zoom". Great! Seemingly wasn't a hit in these parts...

Re: "What's in the Box", I'm not sure I've heard any of the squillion b-sides. And I thought I was being thorough before voting...

Maximum big surprise! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Thursday, 23 April 2015 03:58 (three years ago) Permalink

What's In The Box? (See Whatcha Got) really is good as there are a bunch of great b-sides on that one. it was my #6.

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 04:09 (three years ago) Permalink

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11. Every Heaven EP
From: Stand alone single and also on Learning To Walk
Released: 1991 (Rough Trade)
69 Points, 2 Votes

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 04:11 (three years ago) Permalink

So I guess I get do the first "too low!" in the thread. Every Heaven sounds like top shelf BRs to me, despite not being a massive fan of "The Finest Kiss".

Maximum big surprise! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Thursday, 23 April 2015 04:27 (three years ago) Permalink

that is it for now, will do the Top 10 tomorrow along with the Album countdown.

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 04:37 (three years ago) Permalink

thanks Bee!

but then again, who really cares? I don’t. (dog latin), Thursday, 23 April 2015 08:55 (three years ago) Permalink

Tomorrow is an amazing cover. I love it when bands pick songs to cover which could easily have been written by themselves. This (and to an extent Zoom), really do sound like Boo Radleys songs. I've not really heard the original mind you. Vaguely recall being shown Bugsy back in primary school but I was only about 5 and couldn't really understand it.

but then again, who really cares? I don’t. (dog latin), Thursday, 23 April 2015 09:05 (three years ago) Permalink

'Naomi' off Every Heaven is great, 'Tortoiseshell' is quite good, the other two tracks I probably hadn't listened to in over 20 years until this poll.

(Meme From) Essex Press (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Thursday, 23 April 2015 10:31 (three years ago) Permalink

That looked like "There she goes" got two votes on the "Cover Versions" rundown, up there...

Mark G, Thursday, 23 April 2015 12:50 (three years ago) Permalink

I'm glad that you making a mistake means Boo! Forever has more votes Bee. Had it high on my list. The title track is such an amazing song.

Kitchen Person, Thursday, 23 April 2015 14:10 (three years ago) Permalink

I'll admit I only ever played the "Learning to walk" once. Liked "Boo Faith", but.

Mark G, Thursday, 23 April 2015 14:55 (three years ago) Permalink

i didn't know 'boo forever' was named after a richard brautigan poem

but then again, who really cares? I don’t. (dog latin), Thursday, 23 April 2015 15:07 (three years ago) Permalink

Good work Bee!

"Tomorrow" is a worthy winner, even though I voted "There She Goes". The original by The La's gets played quite a lot (often in advertisements) but in my opinion the Boos cover is better!

The top singles/EPs poll was a very difficult one. I didn't even notice until now that I hadn't picked any pre-Giant Steps era singles or EPs... "Boo! Forever" or "Every Heaven" could easily have made it on my list. I'm a bit disappointed to see "Barney & Me" only at #12 though - it's up there with my favourites (but not #1). "Barney & Me" is a cracking pop song, "Tortoiseshell" is weird but very cool (although the version that's on "Every Heaven" is better), "Zoom" is an excellent cover, and "Cracked Lips, Homesick" is just a lovely little acoustic song.

Will comment on the top albums and tracks later...

Tomiboo, Thursday, 23 April 2015 17:49 (three years ago) Permalink

Ha, I never noticed that about "Tortoiseshell"

Mark G, Thursday, 23 April 2015 19:28 (three years ago) Permalink

sorry everyone, this poll was suppose to start around five hours ago, something came up. it should be on track on Friday and it looks like now Saturday.

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 21:42 (three years ago) Permalink

on top of all that i lost my phone or i should say it stopped working, so today has not been my day.

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 21:43 (three years ago) Permalink

That looked like "There she goes" got two votes on the "Cover Versions" rundown, up there...

not sure how this is happening, i'm using excel. but you are right, so two songs got two votes.

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 21:47 (three years ago) Permalink

Ha, I never noticed that about "Tortoiseshell"

Never noticed what?

(Meme From) Essex Press (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Thursday, 23 April 2015 21:47 (three years ago) Permalink

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10. Kingsize
From: Kingsize (Promo only)
Released: 1998 Canceled
70 Points, 2 Votes, 1 Number One

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 22:03 (three years ago) Permalink

Featuring:

Kingsize
Tomorrow
Superintendent
Last Night I Dreamt Of God.

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 22:06 (three years ago) Permalink

i know i wanted to vote for the Kingsize single but didn't have room in my Top 7.

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 22:18 (three years ago) Permalink

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9. I Hang Suspended
From: Giant Steps
Released: 1993
91 Points, 3 Votes, 1 Number One

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 22:31 (three years ago) Permalink

Featuring:

I Hang Suspended
Rodney King (St. Etienne Remix)
As Bound As Tomorrow
I Will Always Ask Where You Have Been Even Though I Know The Answer.

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 22:31 (three years ago) Permalink

cool the opening post has been modified, thanks mods.

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 April 2015 22:43 (three years ago) Permalink

I seem to recall IHS was my #1, even though I probably don't need to hear the 'A-side' again. The other tracks are kinda bonkers and fresh-sounding to this day IMHO, my criteria for greatness, seemingly.

Maximum big surprise! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Thursday, 23 April 2015 22:44 (three years ago) Permalink

Learning to Walk - 6
Everything's Alright Forever - 6
Giant Steps - 10
Wake Up - 7
C'Mon Kids - 7
Kingsize - 5

this is probably spot on.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 28 April 2015 15:40 (three years ago) Permalink

really thought "Kaleidoscope" would make it, it just happened to be one of the songs outside the Top 40. or number 45 with one number 1.

my fault. i wanted to vote kaleidoscope number one as it is for me by far their best, the song which made me notice them. unfortunately they never really kept the promise of that amazing whirling fusion of noise and melody afterwards. what an unbelievable intensity and energy there is in this track. additionally it was kind of my youth, i was 27 when i heard it first, the memories are so vivid. but somehow i forgot to vote. crap.

it's the distortion, stupid! (alex in mainhattan), Tuesday, 28 April 2015 18:58 (three years ago) Permalink

Doh! You robbed my number one. You'll have to live with that for the rest of your days.

(Meme From) Essex Press (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Tuesday, 28 April 2015 20:34 (three years ago) Permalink

The only boos a-side (ok, lead track) written by Sice

Mark G, Tuesday, 28 April 2015 21:06 (three years ago) Permalink

Listening back to Wake Up! since we did this poll, I forgot how much I'm taken by the last section of the final track, Wilder. I didn't vote for it but the guitar lead, the sample of who? Tony Hart? Saying 'you should always put your hand in front of you, and the way the Pet Soundsy train bell gets cut off. I adore that bit.

In more ways than one I think of Wake Up! As even more of a concept album than Giant Steps. There's the recurring theme of being in bed, like Lennon's 'I'm Only Sleeping' spread out over a number of tracks. But where Lennon was happy to laze around in a lysergic haze, there's a kind of existential dread that hangs over these songs - 'get out of bed, don't forget what it was you said'; 'what is this poison that you carry like a curse?', 'and all I do is sit alone and eat', 'you can't blame me for the death of summer'... for a shiny straight up pop album, it's flipping morose as anything.

p:s nerds know (dog latin), Tuesday, 5 May 2015 20:32 (three years ago) Permalink

I found this quote from a review of Wake Up!, which may shed some light on the overall theme of the album...

The subject matter relates mostly to the songwriter Martin Carr's exile to the dour northwestern English mill town of Preston, where his partner had found a job. The band hail from Merseyside (Martin and singer Sice were childhood friends) but had set up camp in Camden, London for sometime before Martin's move which he clearly hasn't enjoyed, being separated from his mates in London. He bounces between guilt over his behaviour toward Rebecca his partner and his frustration at being away from his drinking buddies.

You’re being too simplistic and you’re insulting my poor heart (Turrican), Tuesday, 5 May 2015 20:45 (three years ago) Permalink

Kind of wish I'd voted for 'Wilder' now. I've been thinking about the coda a lot lately.

p:s nerds know (dog latin), Friday, 8 May 2015 10:00 (three years ago) Permalink

There was a story in the Boo's fanzine about one bloke getting Sice's autograph, praising "Wilder" to sice saying oh thanks, then the guy said "It should have been a single". Apparently Sice's face was a pic.

Mark G, Friday, 8 May 2015 10:32 (three years ago) Permalink

it's not so much the 'song' bit (which is only about 2.5mins long) but the extended last section - a really masterful collage of instruments, guitar feedback, shimmery pianos, backwards harmonies, strange samples, pretty much everything i like about the Boos.

p:s nerds know (dog latin), Friday, 8 May 2015 10:40 (three years ago) Permalink

stone cold classic. that was the problem with only 25 choices, so much stuff had to be left out of my ballot

this was an excellent poll, imo. didn't really know how popular it was going to be and it turned out great. i'm doing Spoon next and though i love that band as well, i don't think my heart will be in it like it was for this poll, Talking Heads on the other hand...

Bee OK, Friday, 8 May 2015 15:34 (three years ago) Permalink

are you doing the Talking Heads one, Bee? If so they're another all-time favourite band of mine.

p:s nerds know (dog latin), Friday, 8 May 2015 15:38 (three years ago) Permalink

done:

New Order 80's
Steely Dan 70's
The Boo Radleys 90's

Coming up polls that i have signed up for:

Spoon 2000's
Bauhaus/Love and Rockets 80's
Talking Heads 80's
Shoegaze/Dream Pop/Post-rock (Albums and EPs) 90's
Blondie 80's

also signed up for The Jesus and Mary Chain but never got added. i was thinking about adding Super Furry Animals or Suede but i think i'm going to do an American 90's band instead.

Bee OK, Saturday, 9 May 2015 02:22 (three years ago) Permalink

Always feel like I should have given SFA more of a chance but I never really did. I like a lot of their songs, just never became a fan.

p:s nerds know (dog latin), Sunday, 10 May 2015 01:07 (three years ago) Permalink

i know this poll was more of a personal project thing for me but i'm glad so many people actually submitted ballots. also, imo this was such a great poll, you people really know your Boo Radleys even if i don't agree with the ranking.

best band from the 90's and really it isn't really close!

Bee OK, Thursday, 14 May 2015 02:45 (three years ago) Permalink

haha, ILx: You have posted 10,000 messages

Wow, what a milestone.

Bee OK, Thursday, 14 May 2015 02:46 (three years ago) Permalink

i was thinking about adding Super Furry Animals

― Bee OK, Saturday, May 9, 2015 2:22 AM (5 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This would be brilliant!

You’re being too simplistic and you’re insulting my poor heart (Turrican), Thursday, 14 May 2015 02:48 (three years ago) Permalink

SFA would be great indeed, they're the only modern band that come close to the brilliance of The Boos. I'd definitely vote in that poll.

Wilder ..... and the way the Pet Soundsy train bell gets cut off. I adore that bit.
Oh man, there's a track that definitely needs less cowbell. I once played the whole album to my colleagues during a night shift in a factory hall where I used to work. The machines there were pretty loud so I had to play the music a little bit louder. All was well and good until that damn cowbell outro came on... some of my colleagues genuinely thought that it was the fire alarm! I didn't volunteer to be the DJ again for a while after that.

Tomiboo, Thursday, 14 May 2015 22:06 (three years ago) Permalink

visions of martin carr singing "I need to have something to keep me on my feet" with an acoustic guitar to an empty factory hall.

Mark G, Friday, 15 May 2015 13:33 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

if anyone is interested, i will make a Spotify of the Top 40.

Bee OK, Saturday, 11 July 2015 03:26 (three years ago) Permalink

still so proud of this poll, my crown achievement on ILM and i did the Steely Dan and New Order polls.

Bee OK, Saturday, 11 July 2015 03:27 (three years ago) Permalink

I liked it much more than I thought I would.

Let's go, FIFA! (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Saturday, 11 July 2015 22:41 (three years ago) Permalink

The one poll ballot that had a 'should we do this' poll.

if I recall, the answer is no.

Mark G, Saturday, 11 July 2015 22:55 (three years ago) Permalink

iirc that was a response to my Blur poll. Some dude got a bee in his bonnet about me doing an artist poll as a ballot thing and the whole never-ending list for the schedule of artist polls was born as a result. In part of the row/discussion about this, I think the idea of a Boo Radleys was floated as an example of a ridiculous thing that nobody would be interested in. And then some people said they would be. And then a poll was held. And most people were against the idea. And then a great deal of time passed. And then the poll actually happened. And it was good.

Let's go, FIFA! (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Saturday, 11 July 2015 23:03 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah, so ner to that lot.

Mark G, Saturday, 11 July 2015 23:07 (three years ago) Permalink

The one poll ballot that had a 'should we do this' poll.

ha, i found it: Boo Radleys Tracks Poll - Interested or not?

13 people said they would vote and 21 end up voting...success!

Bee OK, Wednesday, 15 July 2015 04:40 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I got that last one along with the full album promo (looks identical to that except the track listing) about a month ahead of release.

Mark G, Wednesday, 15 July 2015 06:58 (three years ago) Permalink

have to update thread as results have fallen off page:

Bee OK, Friday, 17 July 2015 02:10 (three years ago) Permalink

Full Results:

Cover Songs:

8 Ballots received
6 Different Songs:

Tomorrow (2 Votes)
There She Goes (2 Votes)

Boo! Faith
Alone Again Or
The Queen Is Dead
One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)

Singles/EP's:

7 Ballots received
15 Different Singles/EP's:

Ranking, Single/EP, Points, Votes, Number Ones (if any):

1. Lazarus 160 - 5 - 1
2. Adrenalin EP 144 - 5
3. From the Bench At Belvidere 142 - 4 - 1
4. Boo! Forever 135 - 5
5. Wish I Was Skinny 132 - 4 - 1
6. Boo Up! EP 109 - 3 - 1
7. Ride The Tiger 94 - 3
8. Wake Up Boo! 93 - 3 - 1
9. I Hang Suspended 91 - 3 - 1
10. Kingsize 70 - 2 - 1
11. Every Heaven EP 69 - 2
12. Barney (...and Me) 66 - 2
13. What’s In the Box (See Whatcha Got) 59 - 2
14. Kaleidoscope EP 58 - 2
15. Find The Answer Within 56 - 2

Albums:

9 Ballots received
10 Different Albums:

Ranking, Album, Points, Votes, Number Ones (if any):

1. Giant Steps 338 Points, 9 Votes, 5 Number ones
2. Everything’s Alright Forever 281 Points, 9 Votes
3. Kingsize 263 Points, 8 Votes, 2 Number Ones
4. C’mon Kids 258 Points, 8 Votes, 1 Number One
5. Wake Up! 243 Points, 8 Votes
6. Ichabod and I 134 Points, 5 Votes
7. Learning To Walk 128 Points, 4 Votes, 1 Number One
8. Eggman - First Fruits 82 Points, 3 Votes

9. Brave Captain Advertisements For Myself 28 Points, 1 Vote
10. Martin Carr - The Breaks 24 Points, 1 Vote

Songs:

21 Ballots received
98 Different Songs:

Ranking, Song, Points, Votes, Number Ones (if any):

1. Lazarus 641 Points, 19 Votes, 6 Number Ones
2. I Hang Suspended 455 Points, 15 Votes
3. Butterfly McQueen 398 Points, 13 Votes
4. Wish I Was Skinny 387 Points, 13 Votes
5. From The Bench At Belvedere 374 Points, 11 Votes, 1 Number One
6. New Brighton Promenade 362 Points, 12 Votes
7. Lazy Day 348 Points, 11 Votes
8. Kingsize 343 Points, 11 Votes, 1 Number One
9. Reaching Out From Here 324 Points, 10 Votes
10. Firesky 308 Points, 10 Votes
11. I've Lost The Reason 306 Points, 10 Votes
12. Stuck On Amber 294 Points, 9 Votes, 1 Number One
13. Spaniard 272 Points, 9 Votes
14. The Old Newsstand at Hamilton Square 261 Points, 10 Votes
15. Does This Hurt? 260 Points, 10 Votes
16. Rodney King (Song for Lenny Bruce) One Vote For: Rodney King (St. Etienne Remix) 259 Points, 10 Votes
17. Bullfrog Green 246 Points, 9 Votes
18. Fairfax Scene 243 Points, 8 Votes
19. Everything Is Sorrow 241 Points, 9 Votes
20. Twinside 234 Points, 8 Votes
21. Ride the Tiger 228 Points, 8 Votes
22. Put Your Arms Around Me and Tell Me Everything's Going to Be OK 223 Points, 7 Votes
23. Upon 9th and Fairchild 221 Points, 8 Votes, 1 Number One
24. Four Saints 215 Points, 7 Votes
25. Smile Fades Fast 210 Points, 7 Votes, 1 Number One
26. Memory Babe 205 Points, 7 Votes
27. Naomi 199 Points, 7 Votes
28. Foster's Van 194 Points, 6 Votes
29. Best Lose the Fear 189 Points, 7 Votes
30. Heaven's at the Bottom of This Glass 187 Points, 7 Votes
31. C’mon Kids 183 Points, 6 Votes
32. Sometime Soon She Said 176 Points, 6 Votes
33. Everybird 170 Points, 6 Votes
34. Let Me Be Your Faith 161 Points, 6 Votes
35. Wake Up Boo! 160 Points, 5 Votes
36. Song For Up! 152, 5 Votes, 1 Number One
37. Boo! Forever 151 Points, 4 Votes, 1 Number One
38. Take The Time Around 150 Points, 5 Votes
39. Comb Your Hair 145 Points, 5 Votes
40. (Tie). Joel 138 Points, 4 Votes
40. (Tie). One Last Hurrah 138 Points, 5 Votes
If You Want It, Take It 134 - 4
Thinking of Ways 132 - 4
Friendship Song 126 - 4
Almost Nearly There 123 - 4
Kaleidoscope (One Vote for Ichabod & I version #1) 120 - 4 - 1
Furthur 115 - 4
Song for the Morning to Sing 115 - 4
Petroleum 108 - 4
Barney (…and me) 102 - 4
Eurostar 98 - 3
Wilder 93 - 3
Leaves And Sand 88 - 3
What's in the Box? (See Whatcha Got) 88 - 3
Get on the Bus 86 - 3
Skyscraper 86 - 3
Swansong 85 - 3
Find the Answer Within 83 - 3
The White Noise Revisited 83 - 3
Peachy Keen 82 - 3
Blues for George Michael 79 - 2 - 1 Number One
Jimmy Webb Is God 79 - 3
Room At The Top 77 3
Vegas 75 - 2
Blue Room In Archway 69 - 3
Annie and Marnie 68 - 3
Sparrow 67 - 2
Tortoiseshell 68 - 2
Vote You 65 - 2
As Bound as Tomorrow 63 - 2
Roadie 62 - 2
Safe at Home 61 - 3
Oh Brother 59 - 2
Paradise 59 - 2
Hi Falutin 58 - 2
4AM Conversation 56 - 2
Catweazle 56 - 2
Nothing To Do But Scare Myself 56 - 2
Charles Bukowski Is Dead 55 - 2
Towards the Light 55 - 2
Bodenheim Jr 54 - 2
Aldous 51 - 2
Melodies For The Deaf (Colours For The Blind) 39 - 2
The Future Is Now 29 - 1
High As Monkeys 29 - 1
Losing It (Song for Abigail) 29 - 1
Song from the Blueroom 29 - 1
The Finest Kiss 29 - 1
Spanish Lizards 22 - 1
Eleanor Everything 20 - 1
In a Galaxy Far, Far Away 19 - 1
Meltin's Worm 19 - 1
Superintendent 19 - 1
Crushed 18 - 1
I Feel Nothing 18 - 1
(I Wanna Be) Touchdown Jesus 17 - 1
I Will Always Ask You Where You've Been Even Though I Know The Answer 17 - 1
There She Goes 17 - 1

Bee OK, Friday, 17 July 2015 02:12 (three years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

I'm still very confused as to why Blues For George Michael didn't even place.

canoon fooder (dog latin), Saturday, 14 November 2015 10:01 (two years ago) Permalink

it didn't make my ballot but i do believe that it was in my Top 30. i re-listened to everything before doing this poll. i think it was ranked pretty high but finally got pushed out in the end.

Bee OK, Saturday, 14 November 2015 19:44 (two years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Happy ONE year anniversary poll! The poll i had the most fun running as this music is so, so good. To celebrate here is Finally the Spotify playlist:

ILM The Boo Radleys

Bee OK, Thursday, 28 April 2016 02:43 (two years ago) Permalink

i made a Spotify Top 50 list. the thing is not all songs are on Spotify, i think around seven were missing from the Top 40. the Spotify list is for the first 50 songs that are actually on Spotify.

Bee OK, Friday, 29 April 2016 01:01 (two years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

i have a bunch of these playlist from ILM artist polls that is listen to but i really play this Boo Radleys playlist, by far, the most and it really isn't even close. it trips me out how good they are and how they don't even get close to the respect that they deserve.

https://open.spotify.com/user/beeok/playlist/51IuwMpvkvO5ih212anqCW

Bee OK, Thursday, 13 October 2016 01:39 (one year ago) Permalink

"Bills and heartburn, pills and soaps
And flicking through the books that you've read before
Tears come easy, words come hard
But there really isn't much to say no more"

Bee OK, Thursday, 13 October 2016 03:00 (one year ago) Permalink

Every once in a while, I avail myself of one of those deluxe sets.

I found 'C'mon kids' to be perfectly fine, even though I only played it twice back in the day and preferred the b-sides of the time.

Even 'Wake up' was like meeting an old friend I'd had too much of back then.

I might track down "Giant Steps" but I have too many already (the 2lp, the CD the Japanese one, the promo) but then again, hey.

Its just a shame the 'Kingsize' one was a bunt, and there isn't a 'Everything's alright forever' one, let alone a 'Ichabod' one.

'Learning to crawl' should be a three disc set plus additional peel sessions - You know it.

Oh, and I do have those 'Giant Steps' demos someplace, but they noisy!

Mark G, Thursday, 13 October 2016 07:06 (one year ago) Permalink

We finally get a Spotify playlist after all this time? Sweet!

the future is now, Friday, 14 October 2016 01:50 (one year ago) Permalink

a Learning to Walk reissue would be a wonderful thing. I still consider it an album rather than a comp

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Friday, 14 October 2016 10:32 (one year ago) Permalink

Well, you're still wrong ;-)

Ireland's Industry (that is what we are) (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Friday, 14 October 2016 18:57 (one year ago) Permalink

Aye

Mark G, Friday, 14 October 2016 18:59 (one year ago) Permalink

if Learning to Walk was a proper album i would probably rank it third or fourth best. behind Kingsize, Giant Steps and probably C'Mon Kids.

Bee OK, Saturday, 15 October 2016 02:07 (one year ago) Permalink

This Spotify playlist is fucking amazing. Sad that the tracks from Learning To Walk are missing but it was expanded...

the future is now, Thursday, 20 October 2016 03:56 (one year ago) Permalink

five months pass...

I listened to Wake Up the other day and was surprised to find that Martin Doom! It's 7 O'Clock was the standout this time round. It's a really great song, so I'm surprised it didn't feature in the poll at all. Did no one vote for it?

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Thursday, 6 April 2017 09:00 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Spotify: ILM The Boo Radleys

Bee OK, Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:10 (three months ago) Permalink

since the band came up in the SFA thread today i decided to listen to the ILM playlist instead of an album. still so proud of this poll! this poll ended up getting 21 ballots which i didn't think would be possible really. on top of that, even though it is not my order, ILM did a fantastic job at picking songs. i put on this playlist on my way home from work today and say the Top 25 is top tier stuff, really impressed with this order. it really made me fall in love with this band all over again.

Bee OK, Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:14 (three months ago) Permalink

not to discount the rest of this playlist at all...

Bee OK, Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:16 (three months ago) Permalink

"Sad songs are easier to play, I'm afraid"

Bee OK, Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:38 (three months ago) Permalink

I have only voted in two of these artist polls that are done around here and this was one of them. It was fun reliving the 90s again and had a blast when this poll was live.

the future is now, Thursday, 26 April 2018 23:28 (three months ago) Permalink

Thanks for reminding me of that Spotify!

the future is now, Thursday, 26 April 2018 23:30 (three months ago) Permalink


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