POLL POLL POLL POLL POLL - SPOON (ILM artist poll #67) --- The results thread

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33 ballots recieved (two were unranked)
99 Tracks received votes
9 Albums received votes with 28 ballots
6 Divine Fits Songs received votes with 14 ballots

Thanks for your patience ILM but I needed the time.

HUGE thank you to The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall my co-poll runner for doing the pictures for Divine Fits and the main poll.

Where this all came from: Right now I know no other time, Right now I know no other poll - SPOON (ILM artist poll #67) --- Voting extended until Sunday July 26, 2015

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 01:19 (three years ago) Permalink

here we go, enjoy!

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 01:20 (three years ago) Permalink

new poll kicks!

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 July 2015 01:20 (three years ago) Permalink

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/C1GMww9ywf1eKvgJL_UX1WXlhCqFX78T7DryikxZlA=w640-h320-no

Three way tie
3. The Salton Sea, Like Ice Cream and Baby Get Worse
From: A Thing Called Divine Fits
Released: August 28, 2012
2 Votes each

The Salton Sea
Like Ice Cream Video
Baby get Worse

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 01:34 (three years ago) Permalink

so the "Like Ice Cream" video is not real, i thought it was.

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 01:39 (three years ago) Permalink

what up bird

j., Thursday, 30 July 2015 01:53 (three years ago) Permalink

Thermo Thinwall has done so well with these images, we are in for a treat! it will come into focus more tomorrow.

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 01:59 (three years ago) Permalink

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/yM2sdQBa3ybZAU8we3eMAoRgKJlvL1wpaBd_qD3lhw=w640-h320-no

2. Shivers
From: A Thing Called Divine Fits
Released: August 28, 2012
3 Votes

Song
Live
The Birthday Party (originally known as The Boys Next Door) sung by Nick Cave

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 02:00 (three years ago) Permalink

damn this is the version of Nick Cave doing it that i should have posted https://youtu.be/QsIPoRTBV44

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 02:02 (three years ago) Permalink

this was my Divine Fits pick, so good.

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 02:07 (three years ago) Permalink

Rowland Stuart Howard wrote "Shivers" at the age of 16 while in the band The Young Charlatans. Howard gained acclaim after joining Melbourne-based band The Boys Next Door, when the song was released as a single. The band changed their name to The Birthday Party and Howard's discordant guitar remained a major factor in their sound.

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 02:17 (three years ago) Permalink

16 huh

sheesh

j., Thursday, 30 July 2015 02:27 (three years ago) Permalink

i know, that is insane. especially when i think of myself at 16.

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 02:30 (three years ago) Permalink

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pekBOzhvcVoZSPueI458nJPPAXeoWxm8LdrWr5IlbQ=w640-h320-no

1. Would That Not Be Nice
From: A Thing Called Divine Fits
Released: August 28, 2012
4 Votes

Band Video
Live at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles 08-28-2012

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 02:32 (three years ago) Permalink

worthy winner.

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 02:33 (three years ago) Permalink

Divine Fits

14 Ballots received
6 Different Songs

1. Would That Not Be Nice
2. Shivers
3. The Salton Sea
3. Like Ice Cream
3. Baby Get Worse
6. For Your Heart

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 02:46 (three years ago) Permalink

let's do that again:

1. Would That Not Be Nice - 4 Votes
2. Shivers - 3 Votes
3. The Salton Sea - 2 Votes
3. Like Ice Cream - 2 Votes
3. Baby Get Worse - 2 Votes
6. For Your Heart - 1 Vote

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 02:49 (three years ago) Permalink

should i do a few albums tonight or wait until tomorrow?

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 02:56 (three years ago) Permalink

Whatever you like. I'm going to bed. Sleep wants my soul.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 July 2015 03:02 (three years ago) Permalink

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/NvZx8SoDEP3_7Bl90RXbio5cvDkjn3Ym3jimT6hGSg=s911-no

Divine Fits
9. A Thing Called Divine Fits
Released: August 28, 2012
277 Points, 11 Votes

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 03:37 (three years ago) Permalink

well that's no huge surprise

huge picture tho

j., Thursday, 30 July 2015 03:46 (three years ago) Permalink

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/umsNstKC3eWY94vJBWbpHiW0tu7J_dz13x1AP6Zfmw=s500-no

8. Telephono
Released: April 23, 1996
482 Points, 19 Votes, 1 Number One

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 04:01 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah it was, fixed the image size.

xpost

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 04:17 (three years ago) Permalink

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/vd-NQbHiT96b74dypSu_o-o5AwKlZBkzz5d9BWk4AA=s500-no

7. They Want My Soul
Released: August 5, 2014
603 Points, 21 Votes, 1 Number One

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 05:17 (three years ago) Permalink

Surprisingly solid effort...had it at #3.

Love, Wilco (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 30 July 2015 05:51 (three years ago) Permalink

TWMS gettin' that slot it deserves

soyrev, Thursday, 30 July 2015 06:05 (three years ago) Permalink

will be pretty ;_; if Transference is next

soyrev, Thursday, 30 July 2015 06:06 (three years ago) Permalink

also, would be interested in hearing from the lone rangers who gave telephono and TWMS their #1

soyrev, Thursday, 30 July 2015 06:07 (three years ago) Permalink

Telephono was my #1. It's the only Spoon album I honestly know backwards and forwards because I've listened to it a gazillion times in the last nearly 20 years.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 30 July 2015 06:31 (three years ago) Permalink

TWMS was my #2 and in short it's just full of great songs, far more than Transference, and still impeccably produced. Y'all need to spend more time with it.

Just read the Guardian review which helpfully points out the title track lifts from Barry White and the Love Unlimited Orchestra’s Love Theme.

ledge, Thursday, 30 July 2015 11:53 (three years ago) Permalink

I'm a sucker for catchy radio friendly singalong melodies btw.

ledge, Thursday, 30 July 2015 11:54 (three years ago) Permalink

i have a clear first and last but outside of that i really have most of the albums close together, and i like all of them. but even so, twms #2 and better than transference is basically indefensible.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 30 July 2015 12:21 (three years ago) Permalink

i'm being called into work, so this is going to restart later then i would have liked.

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 14:32 (three years ago) Permalink

not going to put in a full day, so i will be back in a few hours.

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 14:32 (three years ago) Permalink

even work wants your soul!

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 July 2015 14:34 (three years ago) Permalink

lol

AKA Thermo Thinwall (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 30 July 2015 14:38 (three years ago) Permalink

Heading home, will resume in a few.

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 20:02 (three years ago) Permalink

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/TR8DkZhUBtgHvRYF5CeLqCOxBXcb5oEcJbC70p7CuQ=s500-no

6. A Series of Sneaks
Released: May 5, 1998
684 Points, 23 Votes, 2 Number Ones

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 20:43 (three years ago) Permalink

Too low! (my number one)

nate woolls, Thursday, 30 July 2015 20:56 (three years ago) Permalink

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/EvUGaWorJhrts0xX-VFK3lze1FBGxDA77wRGydaJ4g=s500-no

5. Girls Can Tell
Released: February 20, 2001
788 Points, 25 Votes, 2 Number Ones

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 21:09 (three years ago) Permalink

i really thought this would be higher. it seems like this album was a lot of peoples go to album.

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 21:15 (three years ago) Permalink

they weren't even on my radar until 2002

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 July 2015 21:16 (three years ago) Permalink

seems a smidge thinner than the next couple few

j., Thursday, 30 July 2015 21:25 (three years ago) Permalink

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/PBthXCAhI_y_cMAX-Kl4XRss1kBmD3FLR5He57FpLA=s500-no

4. Transference
Released: January 19, 2010
794 Points, 25 Votes, 5 Number Ones

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 21:31 (three years ago) Permalink

as you can see Transference only beat Girls Can Tell by six points. five number ones it what pushed it past.

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 21:35 (three years ago) Permalink

TOO LOW

j., Thursday, 30 July 2015 21:37 (three years ago) Permalink

five number ones is something but they were probably peaking.

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 21:53 (three years ago) Permalink

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/vh8WLgJXVYE-UrAkxwmGUGzXVEfrHkHE_ud6iErVJQ=s500-no

3. Gimme Fiction
Released: May 10, 2005
876 Points, 27 Votes, 6 Number Ones

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 21:55 (three years ago) Permalink

so i had gimme fiction and ga5 way lower than most

call all destroyer, Thursday, 30 July 2015 21:56 (three years ago) Permalink

my number one, when i was re-listening to Spoon for this poll this was the one that made me happiest.

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 July 2015 22:09 (three years ago) Permalink

i'm sad because the beautiful images that The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall did for this poll have disappeared. my computer did die after this poll but i still luckily have the images, so i think i need to re-post them. let's see if i can do this...

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 00:20 (four months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/wFPtat8.jpg

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 00:20 (four months ago) Permalink

i have never understood you Noodle Vague, too grumpy for me.

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 00:46 (four months ago) Permalink

don't remember the story but Thermo Thinwall had this original image for 34

https://i.imgur.com/fQNZQId.jpg

but he didn't like it and wanted me to use this one instead, maybe he can explain? i haven't seen him around ILM but i know he is still around.

https://i.imgur.com/8ed4Mcp.jpg

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 00:47 (four months ago) Permalink

I like the first image better - but I felt the second went better with the title.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 12 July 2018 01:00 (four months ago) Permalink

hi stranger, can't thank you enough for the images for this poll. hopefully we will team up again in the future.

(if i ever run a poll again)

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 01:04 (four months ago) Permalink

^^^^ love, love, love that :Me and the Bean" picture. so perfect.

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 01:06 (four months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/C86C5GO.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/LXXbQ0t.jpg

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 01:23 (four months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/uMIlpAO.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/fAOpnP5.jpg

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 01:28 (four months ago) Permalink

these images are having a profound effect on me tonight. it's probably because i have had a very hard three days and work and drinking red wine. but it makes me realize people are people and why is there so much hate in the United States at this moment in time. i know it was worse back in the day but i didn't live then. i'm living now and this administration is tearing this country apart is the worst thing i have experienced in my life.

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 01:31 (four months ago) Permalink

peace, rant over

more Spoon to come...

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 01:34 (four months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/hYiDZhn.jpg

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 01:53 (four months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/WgQAu14.jpg

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 02:34 (four months ago) Permalink

^^^ one of the best.

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 02:35 (four months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/f1pU6Cv.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/9DTGvXN.jpg

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 02:42 (four months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/RUw1TPE.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/0hF1zPC.jpg

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 02:53 (four months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/GL6ffyd.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/SsaZzJH.jpg

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 03:02 (four months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/chwTnYS.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/n86Du1g.jpg

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 03:08 (four months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/4v2tcWt.jpg

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 03:16 (four months ago) Permalink

astonishing how well Thermo Thinwall captured the song in an image. these just happen to be some random images he had on a recent vacation. (iirc)

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 03:20 (four months ago) Permalink

in case you haven't figured it out, the font and color all match up with the original albums.

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 03:28 (four months ago) Permalink

stuff i can never do on my own. this is why this ended up being one of my favorites that i have run. when you get stuff like this, well it speaks for itself...

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 03:30 (four months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/FTeDrLR.jpg

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 03:30 (four months ago) Permalink

first a couple of extra images, with the song just missing the Top 40:

https://i.imgur.com/gYjWPCA.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/VNINp2k.jpg

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 03:44 (four months ago) Permalink

Thermo Thinwall probably thought like i did, that "Rent I Pay" will definitely make this poll.

it would be very interesting to see my ballot these days, especially with the addition of Hot Thoughts a very, very strong album. at first i thought it didn't measure up. these days it's actually one of their best.

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 03:48 (four months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/wKfIXuX.jpg

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 03:50 (four months ago) Permalink

1

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 03:54 (four months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/6aF1azJ.jpg

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 03:54 (four months ago) Permalink

a Bee OK story:

i originally thought because ILM was in the hey day for artist polls that Spotify made a special template for polls. haha. anyways, someone made this playlist with an ILM logo induced:

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 03:59 (four months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/1fs5KUW.png

Spotify ILM Spoon Poll

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 04:04 (four months ago) Permalink

very glad i was able to upload these images back to this poll. they were so good that they couldn't just disappear into thin air.

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 July 2018 04:10 (four months ago) Permalink

Hey man. Glad to see how appreciated my efforts were! If you’re interested in more of my photography, I’ve been keeping my Flickr alive (username d y s i g n) (except without the spaces - just trying to google proof). Slowly Uploading photos from Italy right now.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 15 July 2018 22:04 (four months ago) Permalink

funny, Everything Hits At Once is the first song I ever heard by this band and it's still my favourite

Gâteau Superstar (dog latin), Monday, 16 July 2018 08:52 (four months ago) Permalink

these photos are insane!

Gâteau Superstar (dog latin), Monday, 16 July 2018 08:55 (four months ago) Permalink

Thanks?!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 16 July 2018 13:54 (four months ago) Permalink

Those pictures really are amazing. Great job Thermo Thinwall.

the future is now, Monday, 16 July 2018 23:32 (four months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

A shame this poll couldn't include Hot Thoughts, a top three Spoon album, as I make clear.

You like queer? I like queer. Still like queer. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 21 October 2018 02:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

let's repoll in 20 years

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Sunday, 21 October 2018 02:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink

great examination as usual, alfred.

i just sorta shrug, and know they are unfuckwithable, and don't much feel the need to argue it.

the aug 1 2015 spotify, mentioned far above, was playing on my player when i was put into a multi-day coma on the evening of aug 5 2015. after that, i lived in a rehab hospital for a couple months. i don't remember listening to spoon that day- that day is gone from me forever- but i later found other evidence (texts) that the playlist was my listening at that moment. seeing my comments from that week now rips me into shreds.

the last 3 years often have been almost unendurable, despite my outrageous good luck and fantastic group support. but spoon? still unfuckwithable.

Hunt3r, Sunday, 21 October 2018 04:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

spotify "playlist"

Hunt3r, Sunday, 21 October 2018 04:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

etiolated spoon is my favorite spoon

lowercase (eric), Sunday, 21 October 2018 11:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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