WU-TANG CLAN — Artist Poll — Voting Thread (deadline Oct. 15)

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Sorry the nominations thread took a while. I thought we left some classics out so took some license to add some in. Hopefully we get some more traction in this thread.

Send ballots to pop the levels at gmail dot com by the end of day on Sunday, Oct. 15. Or you can webmail me it through ILX.

TRACKS POLL Eligible Tracks List

— Submit your tracks ballot with up to 36 entrees
— Please copy and paste directly from the google sheet (let me know if you see duplicates or misspellings and I can fix)
— Please don't number them, put your top pick at the top and go down from there
— I'll accept unweighted ballots but please let me know if that's the case. I'll assume it's weighted unless told otherwise.

ALBUMS POLL Eligible Albums List

— Submit your weighted albums ballot with up to 12 entrees
— Please copy and paste directly from the google sheet (let me know if you see duplicates or misspellings and I can fix)
— Please don't number them, put your top pick at the top and go down from there

FAVORITE CLAN MEMBER POLL

— Submit your ballot ranking all 9 original members
— Please don't number them, put your top pick at the top and go down from there

PLAYLISTS

I've just started loading tracks into the Spotify playlists but hopefully soon all the nominated tracks will be here (Forks said he will help):

—Tracks: https://open.spotify.com/user/theshipment/playlist/0hrB4fgawF12IaUvrSBq3x
—Albums: https://open.spotify.com/user/theshipment/playlist/5S0Lc73MOfwMeLjmJTrunG

Spottie, Sunday, 1 October 2017 07:51 (two months ago) Permalink

loading these up. i, uh, forgot to nominate anything and am only asking for clemency for the highly underrated Cherry Range
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTp4KdVCXJo

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Sunday, 1 October 2017 13:51 (two months ago) Permalink

couldn’t in good conscience participate in the nominations but i’m gonna try to vote in this anyway

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Sunday, 1 October 2017 14:30 (two months ago) Permalink

Do it Brad.

Forks I added that track.

Spottie, Sunday, 1 October 2017 17:00 (two months ago) Permalink

whoah I didn't know this "Odd Couple" track w/Ghost and Cap, this is great

Οὖτις, Monday, 2 October 2017 16:14 (two months ago) Permalink

that's a great one. Def voting for. could easily do just a ghostface ballot

Spottie, Monday, 2 October 2017 18:36 (two months ago) Permalink

lol at this kanye bieber remix with raekwon

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 16:29 (two months ago) Permalink

also: no "ghetto superstar"?!?!? i think not.

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 16:35 (two months ago) Permalink

that song is terrible

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 16:41 (two months ago) Permalink

dirty singing the vowels at the end, cmon

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 16:55 (two months ago) Permalink

always liked the bass line on that

Spottie, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 17:06 (two months ago) Permalink

I really loved Beneath the Surface (the alb) when it dropped and after re-listening I think it holds up. Top tier wu album, easily his 2nd best and only GZA full length you need to concern yourself w outside of Liquid Swords. I think it's my favorite 'sounding' wu album, great bass.

Spottie, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 17:14 (two months ago) Permalink

Def voting fro Breaker, Breaker. Tons of memorable lines
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUdEzN6UWrQ

Spottie, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 17:16 (two months ago) Permalink

great video btw, never seen it video before

Spottie, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 17:17 (two months ago) Permalink

Shakey, what's your fav WU album. you said you ranked something over 36 chambers?

Spottie, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:01 (two months ago) Permalink

hey I'm still assembling my ballot!

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:16 (two months ago) Permalink

oh sorry i figured you had that choice nailed down

Spottie, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:19 (two months ago) Permalink

there's no disputing that 36 Chambers is all-time game-changing classic, with zero filler or bad tracks. at the same time, it isn't the one I return to the most, and it's p rare that I go back and listen to it all the way through. if I'm being honest I prefer the overall sound of Wu-Tang Forever (even if there are certain tracks that get skipped every time), or the cleaner production and gangster mythologizing on Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, or the non-stop grimy insanity of the first ODB record. I go back to those more.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:21 (two months ago) Permalink

im gonna have to do a lot of listening for this--gonna go through each of the 1st gen albums at least twice

bodak horseman (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:28 (two months ago) Permalink

I don't want to overstuff my ballot with Ghost tracks

bodak horseman (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:28 (two months ago) Permalink

I think it's inevitable since he's without question had the most solid solo career

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:32 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah a really good hit to miss ratio plus a steady stream of releases.

Spottie, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:35 (two months ago) Permalink

looking back it's a pretty interesting development, I don't think anyone would have predicted from the outset that Ghost would be the breakout critical (if not commercial) star with the deepest catalog

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:44 (two months ago) Permalink

nearly done with the singles playlist... fun to listen to these songs randomly. finding some i had never heard!

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:44 (two months ago) Permalink

there's no disputing that 36 Chambers is all-time game-changing classic, with zero filler or bad tracks. at the same time, it isn't the one I return to the most, and it's p rare that I go back and listen to it all the way through. if I'm being honest I prefer the overall sound of Wu-Tang Forever (even if there are certain tracks that get skipped every time), or the cleaner production and gangster mythologizing on Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, or the non-stop grimy insanity of the first ODB record. I go back to those more.

― Οὖτις, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 12:21 PM (twenty-one minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i can see that. altho i have some issues with the mix on some of Forever

Spottie, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:46 (two months ago) Permalink

looking back it's a pretty interesting development, I don't think anyone would have predicted from the outset that Ghost would be the breakout critical (if not commercial) star with the deepest catalog

― Οὖτις, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 12:44 PM (two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah meth was supposed to be the star

Spottie, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:47 (two months ago) Permalink

and in some ways he was, right? I feel like he definitely had a higher commercial profile + hit ratio, altho maybe all the acting gigs distort that.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:51 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah i guess. just seems like he hit a cliff after Blackout

Spottie, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:53 (two months ago) Permalink

blackout 2 has some jams

bodak horseman (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:54 (two months ago) Permalink

looking at Meth's singles chart postings it looks like his peak era was already over by '96 tho lol.

But he has a number one, and I don't think Ghost has ever even broken the top 10

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:54 (two months ago) Permalink

probably gonna vote for at least one of its tracks

xp

bodak horseman (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:55 (two months ago) Permalink

blackout 2 has some jams

― bodak horseman (voodoo chili), Tuesday, October 3, 2017 12:54 PM (fifty-nine seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah for sure. i added A Yo in there. Meth had some scattered goodness left

Spottie, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:56 (two months ago) Permalink

if wiki is right then 4:21 sold over 230k!? jeez

Spottie, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:58 (two months ago) Permalink

loved the fallon performance when meth gets up on his desk and starts dancing <3
http://cms.springboardplatform.com/embed_iframe/159/video/48337/rab010/rapbasement.com/10

Spottie, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 20:01 (two months ago) Permalink

couldn’t in good conscience participate in the nominations but i’m gonna try to vote in this anyway

― ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Sunday, October 1, 2017 7:30 AM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

brad, i meant to ask what you meant by this? the first part)

Spottie, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 20:06 (two months ago) Permalink

Okay, Spotify tracks list is done. Biggest missing albums are 8 Diagrams, Theodore Unit, Ghost and Trife... but it's only 20 tracks out of 328!
I built a YouTube playlist with the non-spotify tracks; that's here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcqiswAZfVPq-ohw_PGfSMBrSmlDNdlX5
It all ends up being right at 24 hours of music.
I'll build the albums list later.

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 20:22 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3RdWHFTNEk

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 20:30 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGGzZcmZfJI

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 20:30 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah, those are in the youtube playlist i just posted.

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 20:35 (two months ago) Permalink

ah, sorry

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 20:42 (two months ago) Permalink

will always stan for this wild track

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O8YoV2UVwc

bodak horseman (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 20:43 (two months ago) Permalink

the only intersect of Clinton and Wu, right?
Really enjoying Gravediggaz first album rn, which i somehow never seriously listened to!

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 20:45 (two months ago) Permalink

isn't Clinton on some other track on that shitty album

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 20:46 (two months ago) Permalink

like I seem to remember him getting two of those motor-mouth monologues in

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 20:47 (two months ago) Permalink

(tbf "Wolves" is def one of the good track on there)

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 20:47 (two months ago) Permalink

wolves is great.

Spottie, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 20:57 (two months ago) Permalink

that first trife track you posted is good but just a trife solo song no?

Spottie, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 20:58 (two months ago) Permalink

thanks for doing the playlists, forks, will be helpful for sure.

Spottie, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 21:02 (two months ago) Permalink

No prob man. I'm learning a lot!

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 21:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Haha oh shit yr right! Track is so good i got distracted. Feel free to remove

Xp

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 21:22 (two months ago) Permalink

I'll POLL Your Asshole Shut and Keep Feedin Ya and Feedin Ya and Feedin Ya

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 25 October 2017 20:29 (one month ago) Permalink

that was in my top 3 lol

Spottie, Wednesday, 25 October 2017 20:50 (one month ago) Permalink

votey vote vote vote

Οὖτις, Thursday, 26 October 2017 15:36 (one month ago) Permalink

Got a couple more. Couple more days. One of these days, and it wont be long.

Spottie, Friday, 27 October 2017 18:13 (one month ago) Permalink

okay okay will get you one on sunday
i am self conscious as my picks are gonna be very garden variety

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 27 October 2017 19:09 (one month ago) Permalink

don't matter just do it!

Spottie, Friday, 27 October 2017 19:14 (one month ago) Permalink

Excited for the roll-out on this, haven't really campaigned for anything because my wu-opinions are fairly orthodox and it's not like an album like OB4CL needs extra repping here. How many ballots have been submitted?

intheblanks, Monday, 30 October 2017 03:49 (one month ago) Permalink

working on it working on it

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Monday, 30 October 2017 17:29 (one month ago) Permalink

vote you foolz

Οὖτις, Monday, 30 October 2017 17:38 (one month ago) Permalink

vote while you still can

while my dirk gently weeps (symsymsym), Monday, 30 October 2017 17:42 (one month ago) Permalink

i got 2 more last week and one early this morning. Just a couple more lets get it done people.

Spottie, Monday, 30 October 2017 19:31 (one month ago) Permalink

oh dang... no nominations for:
GZA - Publicity
Method Man - What's Happenin' (feat. Busta Rhymes)

might have voted for both but my bad not paying attention sooner

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 01:50 (one month ago) Permalink

did you submit yours yet?

Spottie, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 02:41 (one month ago) Permalink

incoming in 3... 2...

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 02:43 (one month ago) Permalink

vote you suckaz

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 16:02 (one month ago) Permalink

marcos! Forks! get jn

Spottie, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 17:38 (one month ago) Permalink

BEAT THE CLOCK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9bFbod2ZuQ

bodak horseman (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 17:45 (one month ago) Permalink

ahh i don't know if i can get this in in time

marcos, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 17:48 (one month ago) Permalink

there is no specific time, how much do you need?

Spottie, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 17:52 (one month ago) Permalink

did you get my corny-ass ballot?

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 22:00 (one month ago) Permalink

Got it!

Spottie, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 22:18 (one month ago) Permalink

Did my ballot come through a couple of weeks back (sorry wasn't sure if you were sending replies or not)?

Gavin, Leeds, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 22:20 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah got it

Spottie, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 22:36 (one month ago) Permalink

woohoo ty!

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 00:43 (one month ago) Permalink

Marcos can you do a ballot by the end of this weekend?

Spottie, Friday, 3 November 2017 02:59 (one month ago) Permalink

spottie i missed this sorry!! proceed without me sad to say :( unfortunately i have too much going on

marcos, Friday, 3 November 2017 15:57 (one month ago) Permalink

:( hopefully youll join in the rollout.

I got another one last night . not sure who from. think im gonna cut it off Sunday night for good and roll out with what we have next week.

Spottie, Friday, 3 November 2017 16:19 (one month ago) Permalink

do we at least have... 36?

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Saturday, 4 November 2017 08:19 (one month ago) Permalink

Ok I am going to try and do a ballot by the end of today. Thanks for doing this spottie

plums (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 4 November 2017 09:20 (one month ago) Permalink

Aw no cobra clutch? Ok I'll be voting for enough ghost as is I guess

plums (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 4 November 2017 09:36 (one month ago) Permalink

Sent a copy over

plums (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 4 November 2017 14:05 (one month ago) Permalink

do we at least have... 36?

― Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Saturday, November 4, 2017 1:19 AM (twelve hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i wish .

got your a hoy hoy, waiting on forks now...

Spottie, Saturday, 4 November 2017 21:14 (one month ago) Permalink

Forks you have until Teusday night. Im starting this rollout Wednesday.

Spottie, Monday, 6 November 2017 19:43 (one month ago) Permalink

(or anyone else that wants in still)

Spottie, Monday, 6 November 2017 19:43 (one month ago) Permalink

is this going to open this week?

Bee OK, Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:34 (one month ago) Permalink

got everythign compiled but had to go on business trip so starting it fresh on monday now. sorry team.

Spottie, Thursday, 9 November 2017 18:08 (one month ago) Permalink

can(t) it all be so simple

Spottie, Thursday, 9 November 2017 18:08 (one month ago) Permalink

nice timing... little appetizer for us to discuss in the meantime

https://massappeal.com/wu-tang-clan-ranked-every-song/

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Thursday, 9 November 2017 19:45 (one month ago) Permalink

man those full catalog worst to best breakdown lists are exhausting

Spottie, Saturday, 11 November 2017 03:21 (one month ago) Permalink

that mass appeal list is so lazy, just 92 songs presented with a quote from each, no criticism or engaging with the songs

believe it was rushomancy who demonstrated the format's potential in his breakdown of every pink floyd song, that list ruled

niels, Saturday, 11 November 2017 09:11 (one month ago) Permalink

I’ll have to check that

Spottie, Saturday, 11 November 2017 17:03 (one month ago) Permalink

https://pinkfloydsongsranked.blogspot.com/

niels, Saturday, 11 November 2017 17:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Nice thx

Spottie, Saturday, 11 November 2017 17:53 (one month ago) Permalink

man Supreme Clientele is such a great start-to-finish record, greater than the sum of its parts in a weird way

Οὖτις, Monday, 13 November 2017 22:21 (one month ago) Permalink

agreed.

btw ive got everything ready to go just doing some graphics. gonna start with the sub polls tonight.

Spottie, Monday, 13 November 2017 22:37 (one month ago) Permalink

ended up with 17 ballots so dragging it out got us over the hump

Spottie, Monday, 13 November 2017 22:39 (one month ago) Permalink

fwiw I would've voted for more "The W" songs if it weren't for the fact that almost every track on that album is actually 2 or 3 different songs randomly cut together.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 00:19 (four weeks ago) Permalink

agh i unbookmarked thread accidentally. i am bad person.

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 17:49 (four weeks ago) Permalink

woohoo!

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 04:58 (four weeks ago) Permalink


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