Billie Eilish - .When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? poll

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When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? is the debut studio album by American singer and songwriter Billie Eilish. It was released on March 29, 2019, by Darkroom and Interscope Records in the US and Polydor Records in the UK. Eilish largely co-wrote the album with her brother Finneas O'Connell, who produced its music at his small bedroom studio in Highland Park, Los Angeles.

Poll Results

10. "Bury a Friend" 3:13 12
2. "Bad Guy" 3:14 7
4. "You Should See Me in a Crown" 3:01 6
11. "Ilomilo" 2:36 5
3. "Xanny" 4:04 3
7. "When the Party's Over" (writer: F. O'Connell) 3:16 3
13. "I Love You" 4:52 2
6. "Wish You Were Gay" 3:42 2
9. "My Strange Addiction" (writer: F. O'Connell) 3:00 1
5. "All the Good Girls Go to Hell" 2:49 1
1. "!!!!!!!" 0:14 0
12. "Listen Before I Go" 4:03 0
8. "8" 2:53 0
14. "Goodbye" 1:59 0

Bee OK, Wednesday, 21 April 2021 23:16 (two weeks ago) link

there have been seven singles from this album, wow

Bee OK, Wednesday, 21 April 2021 23:16 (two weeks ago) link

Ilomilo, easy

assert (MatthewK), Thursday, 22 April 2021 01:48 (two weeks ago) link

Fucking hell this album is two years old already?

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 22 April 2021 01:49 (two weeks ago) link

this is a really solid record. I have some intensely personal reasons to favor “when the party’s over”, so that’s my pick. after that, “8” and “xanny”

k3vin k., Thursday, 22 April 2021 02:15 (two weeks ago) link

my strange addiction

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 22 April 2021 02:15 (two weeks ago) link

"i love you"

dyl, Thursday, 22 April 2021 03:24 (two weeks ago) link

"Party" is definitely my #2, not least for the incredible video. The recent doco has her in the backyard with her mom, blocking out the shots and then going through the shoot, at the end of which she says "I'm definitely directing all my videos from here on".

assert (MatthewK), Thursday, 22 April 2021 03:25 (two weeks ago) link


✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 22 April 2021 06:23 (two weeks ago) link

Bury a Friend is also good although the beat has always sounded like a Black Skinhead retread to my ears in an almost cynical way.

“When the party’s over” is a great composition and might be the best “song” in here regardless of beat/production, which has made it her most popular one to cover. Youtube keeps recommending me versions of it from idk The Voice: Germany or The Voice: Madagascar and I liked the first couple of versions I saw of it but I’m starting to hate it.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 22 April 2021 06:31 (two weeks ago) link

Xanny, which has always reminded me of Roxy Music.
Billie and Finneas heard their parents playing Stranded (or early Ferry solo records) or something?

mr.raffles, Friday, 23 April 2021 17:00 (two weeks ago) link

i didn't know how this poll would do on ILM but see that it's a EPIC FAAL.

Bee OK, Saturday, 24 April 2021 00:02 (two weeks ago) link


Bee OK, Saturday, 24 April 2021 00:03 (two weeks ago) link

anyways, i loved listening to this album in full. before i really only knew the songs but listening to the album in full has really been a fun experience. still a bit torn on what i will end up voting for.

Bee OK, Saturday, 24 April 2021 00:05 (two weeks ago) link

yeah, I only got into the album pretty recently and was surprised at how much I liked the whole thing.

peace, man, Saturday, 24 April 2021 01:28 (two weeks ago) link

Bad Guy. I feel a bit ick if I pay attention to the lyrics, but that minimal groove is just amazing.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 24 April 2021 05:26 (two weeks ago) link

"i love you" followed by "you should see me in a crown" then "bury a friend"

ufo, Saturday, 24 April 2021 12:16 (two weeks ago) link

still waiting for this from the library, years later. I'll be there for the re-poll.

swing out sister: live in new donk city (geoffreyess), Saturday, 24 April 2021 16:05 (two weeks ago) link

Great record. Somewhere between Listen Before I Go Bad Guy or Bury A Friend.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Saturday, 24 April 2021 21:21 (two weeks ago) link

7 singles, 1 hit

billstevejim, Saturday, 24 April 2021 23:41 (two weeks ago) link

one (pop) radio hit you mean

"bury a friend" and "when the party's over" were both substantial hits despite peaking outside the top 10. "bury a friend" also reached #1 at alternative radio (for whatever that's worth on a format that is now dominated by oldies tunes)

"when the party's over" was actually pushed to top 40 radio for quite a long time but b/c top 40 programmers are among the stupidest ppl in the entire music industry they resisted playing it due to it, i guess, 'sounding weird for the format' or b/c 'streaming doesn't reflect real mainstream enthusiasm'. when they ended up being proven wrong on both of those counts and then some, some stations (like the one in my city) finally started playing it a decent amount, but, like, embarrassingly late. by that time the album and "bad guy" had already come out and they finally started getting with the program somewhat

dyl, Sunday, 25 April 2021 00:17 (two weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 26 April 2021 00:01 (two weeks ago) link

Anyone seen her documentary yet?

piscesx, Monday, 26 April 2021 03:11 (two weeks ago) link

After re-listening to this I went with Ilomilo just ahead of I Love You.

As good as the album is, Everything I Wanted is still my favourite song of hers by a long way.

kitchen person, Monday, 26 April 2021 03:22 (two weeks ago) link

xp: looks like it's only available on Apple+.

peace, man, Monday, 26 April 2021 11:41 (two weeks ago) link

The documentary is pretty good, if a bit long. Her parents are cool and really patient, her talented and preternaturally mature brother comes across like a 35 year old pretending to be a 20 year old. There's a really nice Justin Bieber moment. You get to see her take her driver's test.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 26 April 2021 12:29 (two weeks ago) link

Ok this has genuinely sold it to me! Thanks Josh.

piscesx, Monday, 26 April 2021 13:30 (two weeks ago) link

she is rumored to be releasing new music imminently. this poll was an industry plant!

dyl, Monday, 26 April 2021 19:30 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah the documentary is really good. Her boyfriend (now long ex boyfriend I assume) is a dick. I most empathised with her dad. It made me feel like teenage girls get a raw deal, even if they’re famous with seemingly very well adjusted families. It’s lovely when she meets Bieber. Orlando Bloomps is a moran.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 26 April 2021 20:39 (two weeks ago) link

"bury a friend" is like "black skinhead" combined with "people are strange," so that's the one

the mai tai quinn (voodoo chili), Monday, 26 April 2021 21:03 (two weeks ago) link

"Baby, I don't feel so good", six words you never understood

Bee OK, Monday, 26 April 2021 22:49 (two weeks ago) link

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

System, Tuesday, 27 April 2021 00:01 (two weeks ago) link


80's hair metal , and good praise music ! (DJP), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 13:19 (two weeks ago) link

new album Happier Than Ever reportedly out 30 July

ufo, Tuesday, 27 April 2021 14:57 (two weeks ago) link

9. "My Strange Addiction" (writer: F. O'Connell) 3:00 1

really? just me? ok

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 14:58 (two weeks ago) link

That's my #3 (after Bury a Friend and You Should See Me In A Crown)

80's hair metal , and good praise music ! (DJP), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 16:07 (two weeks ago) link

not even a sample from the office could ruin it for me

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 16:11 (two weeks ago) link

I just remembered the shuddering digital cadences in "ilomilo", it reminds me of Reich's "18 Musicians" (if that's still an acceptable namecheck). Massive track on headphones, as is much of the album.

assert (MatthewK), Thursday, 29 April 2021 04:03 (one week ago) link

I didn't vote, but would have gone for "When the Party's Over."

I still can't get with the muttercore vibe of most the album... for me, her best stuff came both before and after it. (kind of an interesting case, where an artist's breakthrough album doesn't really play to their strengths... though obv. it did OK for her!!)

smoking grass, poor caddying. (morrisp), Friday, 30 April 2021 17:14 (one week ago) link

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