All Saints - singles poll

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Poll Results

Pure Shores 16
Black Coffee 10
Never Ever 5
Under the Bridge 2
I Know Where It's At 1
Bootie Call 1
War of Nerves 0
Lady Marmalade 0
All Hooked Up 0
Rock Steady 0
Chick Fit 0
One Strike 0
This Is a War 0
One Woman Man 0

niels, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 17:35 (three months ago) Permalink

Nothing but great singles here. I have to go for Black Coffee which is absolute perfection.

kitchen person, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 17:52 (three months ago) Permalink

I have a hard time choosing between Pure Shores and Black Coffee, two beautiful examinations of time and space

probably the spatial sonics of Pure Shores are superior, but I love the sentiment of Black Coffee:

Each moment is new
Freeze the moment
Each moment is cool
Freeze the moment

I wouldnt wanna be
Anywhere else but here
I wouldnt wanna change
Anything at all

niels, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 18:06 (three months ago) Permalink

Oh god, I remember disliking 'I Know Where It's At' a lot when it first came out - particularly Shaznay's "rapping" bits. I thought they were gonna be another in a long line of flop girl bands until they put out 'Never Ever' ...

I'd forgotten about 'Bootie Call' and 'Black Coffee', and I'm definitely gonna vote for the latter!

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 18:37 (three months ago) Permalink

Pure Shores

Week of Wonders (Ross), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 18:42 (three months ago) Permalink

Pure Shores comfortably. That comeback album wasn't too bad though! I voted for "One Strike" in last year's ILX poll.

monotony, Thursday, 2 November 2017 03:44 (three months ago) Permalink

voted pure shores

nxd, Monday, 6 November 2017 09:50 (three months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:01 (three months ago) Permalink

i hate pure shores.

but for whatever reason when i go to the beach i often get that dumb bit of backing vocals "take me to my beeeeach" in my head when i do so

-_- (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:07 (three months ago) Permalink

Black Coffee.

piscesx, Tuesday, 7 November 2017 01:03 (three months ago) Permalink

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

System, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:01 (three months ago) Permalink

Pure Shores and Black Coffee are awesome... you get more of that pop bliss that William Orbit perfected on “ray of light” with a light touch of shoegaze (please tell me I’m not crazy and I’m not the only one hearing a shoegaze influence in there).

Personally I think All Saints make a better pairing with Orbit’s production than Madonna ever did. They sound more

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 06:48 (three months ago) Permalink

Sorry hit publish by accident.

I don’t know... They sound more light and vibrant where Madonna is a bit of a mixed bag.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 06:51 (three months ago) Permalink

I like the melancholy stateliness Madonna throws in the mix but agree completely that the Orbit pop bliss is also undeniable in the hands of All Saints

niels, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 07:12 (three months ago) Permalink

I totally forgot to vote in this but I would definitely have cast a vote for War Of Nerves. Shaznay Lewis is really good at writing songs that capture moments.

Their version of Under The Bridge changes the lyrics slightly and makes more sense to me - I think it was really smart to put it out as a double single with Lady Marmalade, the former being the comedown after-the-party walk home to the latter's playfulness. They've never released a single that's been less than brilliant though.

boxedjoy, Saturday, 11 November 2017 20:32 (three months ago) Permalink

"Recording the vocal harmonies on this one was pure joy. And the notes just poured out of my guitar, with such inspiration" was what William Orbit said about Black Coffee and I think you can hear how blissful it must have been to create. I would probably claim All Saints the best singles band of all time, really.

boxedjoy, Saturday, 11 November 2017 20:37 (three months ago) Permalink

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