maxwell: blackSUMMERS'night :: the poll

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i got pretty stoned tonight and have been really enjoying this, the best album of all time. i should poll the first one too but i'm impatient

Poll Results

OptionVotes
All the Ways Love Can Feel 9
Lake By the Ocean 7
The Fall 1
Hostage 1
Gods 1
Listen Hear 0
Of All Kind 0
Lost 0
1990X 0
Fingers Crossed 0
III 0
Night 0


american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 01:12 (one year ago) link

tfw "lake by the ocean" enters the wormhole at the end of the middle eight

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 01:17 (one year ago) link

god, Brad, I was listening to this album in the shower today.

"Gods," I think.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 01:34 (one year ago) link

such a great album. between all the ways and gods for me. the only song that isn't excellent is III.

Jeff the grown man (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 01:49 (one year ago) link

I haven't listened to the whole album since it was new, but "Lake By the Ocean" was in my Top 10 of that year.

Herman Woke (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 16:39 (one year ago) link

“Lake” was one of my favorite singles of that year too, but damn, how crazy good is “All the Ways Love Can Feel”?

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 19:24 (one year ago) link

his best opener imo

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 19:27 (one year ago) link

agreed, and "get to know ya" and "bad habits" are both phenomenal

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 19:32 (one year ago) link

show me the lessons of your life

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 19:34 (one year ago) link

the only song that isn't excellent is III.

― Jeff the grown man (voodoo chili), Monday, June 10, 2019 6:49 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

counterpoint: the horns

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 19:40 (one year ago) link

"Lake by the Ocean" barely over "Lost", which feels like it was meticulously crafted in a lab to sound as if Al Green's "How Do You Mend a Broken Heart" was re-imagined to channel "She's So Heavy" and "Tea For One"

Prefecture, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 21:15 (one year ago) link

Hostage for me. love his phrasing on it. so much depth in the mix. sublime when the drums kick in. best climax on the album.

Gods is #2 for me. The back half of the album is perfect. ok so is the front half.

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 21:51 (one year ago) link

btw, thank you Brad for starting this thread. I’d never have known I needed Maxwell back in my life this very day!

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 21:54 (one year ago) link

"gods" stole my heart when it was just a snippet he uploaded to soundcloud tho i will cop to still preferring that version

i've never really seen it for this album but i'm gonna listen again

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 12 June 2019 01:25 (one year ago) link

"all the ways love can feel" > "bad habits" is not a train i will ever be able to hop aboard

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 12 June 2019 01:27 (one year ago) link

I always loved it but I swooned to its moist groove and forked falsetto when I heard it on the way to his Hollywood show in October 2018.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 01:34 (one year ago) link

the horns are the best part of this album

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 12 June 2019 01:36 (one year ago) link

btw, thank you Brad for starting this thread. I’d never have known I needed Maxwell back in my life this very day!

^^

but everybody calls me, (lukas), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 11:37 (one year ago) link

the only song that isn't excellent is III.

― Jeff the grown man (voodoo chili), Monday, June 10, 2019 6:49 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

counterpoint: the horns

― american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:40 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Didn’t say it wasn’t good, just not excellent. The groove/melody puts me on edge, not quite sure why, while the rest of the album is like taking a warm bath

Jeff the grown man (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 11:55 (one year ago) link

i feel that, it's def the sharpest-sounding song here. also i was mainly making a bad counterpoint joke

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 14:26 (one year ago) link

nah the counterpoint is valid, the horns do sound great, and they aren't in the song enough imo

Jeff the grown man (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 14:31 (one year ago) link

the horns are the best part of this album

― J0rdan S., Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:36 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i find this to be true of part one as well (well, it's the horns + chris dave)

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 14:36 (one year ago) link

"all the ways love can feel" > "bad habits" is not a train i will ever be able to hop aboard

Oh, I booked the first seat available on that train

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 14:38 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 1 July 2019 00:01 (one year ago) link

Feels cheap, but I voted for the first track.

Really this whole record is masterful. Can't wait for the next one. So far, he's two for two on this trilogy and it's improved with each record, so yeah!

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 1 July 2019 18:27 (one year ago) link

Voted for “All The Ways” too, and feeling all the richer for it!

breastcrawl, Monday, 1 July 2019 18:42 (one year ago) link

ended up voting for "the fall" bc it's such a cool song

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 1 July 2019 19:10 (one year ago) link

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

System, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 00:01 (one year ago) link

Wow.

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 07:58 (one year ago) link

yes!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 10:23 (one year ago) link

it's official, "all the ways love can feel" is the song of the summer

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 18:30 (one year ago) link

Can confirm.

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 18:34 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

this is my favorite maxwell album now

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 19:30 (one week ago) link

They're both my favorite, but this one's just a little bit more favorite.

avatar of a kind of respectability homosexual culture (Eric H.), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 19:49 (one week ago) link

i think this is probably his weakest overall actually

ufo, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 20:57 (one week ago) link

struggling to figure out which maxwell album i think is the weakest

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 21:41 (one week ago) link

all his albums are good-to-great but this one just falls off a little towards the end

ufo, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 22:59 (one week ago) link

Agreed. To think every Maxwell album offers the same level of satisfaction is bonkers.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 23:02 (one week ago) link

Not a huge fan of his first few albums tbh.

avatar of a kind of respectability homosexual culture (Eric H.), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 23:32 (one week ago) link

The second's the weakest, though "Cococure" is my essential Maxwell jam.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 23:37 (one week ago) link

y'all need to get yourselves right with embrya

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 23:41 (one week ago) link

i adore embrya

ufo, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 23:44 (one week ago) link

embrya is such a warm bath. don't understand the mixed reception for that one, maybe you had to be there

new display name (Left), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 23:52 (one week ago) link

oh I was there, loved his debut

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 23:53 (one week ago) link

The next two albums were his best.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 23:53 (one week ago) link

Embrya is his best and then probably the two BSNs and then probably the first and third.

Tim F, Thursday, 8 April 2021 00:19 (one week ago) link

embrya is top ten all time for me. dead serious.

tim, we should be friends.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Thursday, 8 April 2021 00:20 (one week ago) link

We can agree we all love Maxwell, and we all love Brad's Pitchfork piece on Embrya.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 8 April 2021 00:21 (one week ago) link

you're right, we can agree. because we're friends. isn't that nice.

WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Thursday, 8 April 2021 02:31 (one week ago) link

recently got this on vinyl, remarkably good pressing/packaging...sounds amazing

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 8 April 2021 14:51 (one week ago) link

Only two more years until we should see blacksummers'NIGHT!

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 8 April 2021 15:03 (one week ago) link


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