AALIYAH poll

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Poll Results

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1. "We Need a Resolution" (featuring Timbaland) 4:02 18
4. "More Than a Woman" 3:49 14
3. "Rock the Boat" 4:35 7
6. "I Care 4 U" 4:33 2
10. "I Refuse" 5:57 2
2. "Loose Rap" (featuring Static) 3:52 1
7. "Extra Smooth" 3:55 1
13. "Those Were the Days" 3:24 0
12. "I Can Be" 2:59 0
11. "It's Whatever" 4:08 0
9. "U Got Nerve" 3:43 0
8. "Read Between the Lines" 4:20 0
5. "Never No More" 3:58 0
14. "What If" 4:240


The Reverend, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 13:34 (thirteen years ago) link

1. "We Need a Resolution" (featuring Timbaland) 4:02
2. "Loose Rap" (featuring Static) 3:52
3. "Rock the Boat" 4:35
5. "Never No More" 3:58
6. "I Care 4 U" 4:33
7. "Extra Smooth" 3:55
10. "I Refuse" 5:57
11. "It's Whatever" 4:08

^^^All vote-worthy

The Reverend, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 13:36 (thirteen years ago) link

dear person on a cover of an album, i have a crush on you

Zeno, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 13:37 (thirteen years ago) link

also,

dead person on a cover of an album, etc...

Mark G, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 13:39 (thirteen years ago) link

deer on a cover...

The Reverend, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 13:49 (thirteen years ago) link

o_O @ The Reverend implying that "More Than A Woman" is the weakest single on this album

Alex in Baltimore, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 13:53 (thirteen years ago) link

It is! I don't like the basic loop and that's basically all the damn song does. Other than that Dianne Warren claptrap from her second album, it's her worst single. The other three singles from this are perfecto.

The Reverend, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 13:55 (thirteen years ago) link

in the UK we got 'try again' as a "bonus" track.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 13:56 (thirteen years ago) link

I actually don't mind it in the context of the album, but fuck if I want to listen to it on it's own. xp

The Reverend, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 13:57 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm tired of ar-gyuuuuu-in

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 14:00 (thirteen years ago) link

rock the boat and rev. is nuts

deej, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 14:06 (thirteen years ago) link

One of my top 10 albums, etc...I need a couple of days, but I'm leaning towards "I Refuse."

Tape Store, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 14:07 (thirteen years ago) link

Whatever, the string loop is annoying and there's no tune. Let's talk about the good songs on this album, why don't we? Have you ever noticed that the phrasing of "We Need a Resolution" runs from the eight bar through the seventh, rather than the first through the eighth? Or that the main melody of "Rock the Boat" is all multi-tracked and only the ad libs are in the foreground?

The Reverend, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 14:13 (thirteen years ago) link

so so hard

gff, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 14:17 (thirteen years ago) link

i am playing 'more than a woman' in protest.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 14:18 (thirteen years ago) link

I can't think of anyone who's had as many great posthumously released singles as Aaliyah (I adore "Come Over," "More Than A Woman" and "I Care 4 U," and "Miss You" and "Rock The Boat" are nice too).

Alex in Baltimore, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 14:23 (thirteen years ago) link

"Miss You" is very underrated. Or maybe it's just a sentimental thing, as I was in a similar situation (that never resolved itself, blah).

The Reverend, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 14:26 (thirteen years ago) link

i voted "rock the boat" with "more than a woman", "it's whatever" and "read between the lines" my next three.

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 6 November 2007 14:28 (thirteen years ago) link

I have to completely disagree with the Rev and vote "More than a Woman"

Noodle Vague, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 18:44 (thirteen years ago) link

"We Need A Resolution," easy.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 18:45 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, hate to go for the first track, but I don't think she ever did better.

And, that's the song that finally got me to appreciate modern R&B and listen to Lex.

I eat cannibals, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:11 (thirteen years ago) link

kudos for lex for having the courage to speak up for this otherwise neglected chanteuse.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:19 (thirteen years ago) link

haha

deej, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 19:22 (thirteen years ago) link

rock the boat

admrl, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 20:22 (thirteen years ago) link

love this album so much

horseshoe, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 20:24 (thirteen years ago) link

great record can't pick

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 23:27 (thirteen years ago) link

"we need a resolution" is great, one of the best timbaland beats, i feel like people overlook it in comparison to "try again" or "are you that somebody" but i consider those 3 to be the best pop songs of that era.

pipecock, Wednesday, 7 November 2007 00:08 (thirteen years ago) link

"We Need A Resolution" definitely. I LOOOOVEE this album, but it's easily my favourite Aaliyah song ever.

Roz, Wednesday, 7 November 2007 00:57 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm pleasantly surprised with the amount of love in this thread.

Tape Store, Wednesday, 7 November 2007 00:59 (thirteen years ago) link

"more than a woman" is the song that popped into my head as soon as i saw the thread, so that. very hard call tho.

tipsy mothra, Wednesday, 7 November 2007 02:02 (thirteen years ago) link

i do think that the last four songs are a bit weak, but then again it's hard to say because 1-10 straight through is just pure goodness.

Roz, Wednesday, 7 November 2007 02:08 (thirteen years ago) link

"What If" is actually one of my fave songs on the album...

But "Rock The Boat" gets my vote easily.

The Brainwasher, Thursday, 8 November 2007 16:30 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm pleasantly surprised with the amount of love in this thread.

-- Tape Store, Tuesday, November 6, 2007 6:59 PM (2 days ago) Bookmark Link

?? this is ilx canon material

deej, Thursday, 8 November 2007 18:36 (thirteen years ago) link

haha i know right. "How strange, where are all of these Daft Punk fans suddenly coming out of the woodwork from?"

Alex in Baltimore, Thursday, 8 November 2007 18:42 (thirteen years ago) link

Oh, yes...all those long, enthusiastic Aaliyah threads crowding ILX!

Tape Store, Thursday, 8 November 2007 21:28 (thirteen years ago) link

I Love Everything Aaliyah R. I. P.
I Love Music aaliyah
I Love Music Aaliyah at number 1?
I Love Music Aaliyah or Beyonce
I Love Music the 'new' Aaliyah album
I Love Music songs that sound like the 'came to give love' outro by aaliyah
I Love Music I've already got the Aaliyah best-of ("I Care 4 U") do I really need One in a Million or anything else?
I Love Music why the internet dont show the autopsy of aaliyah or biggie small also lisa left eye
I Love Music Aaliyah "2004 Editions"?
I Love Music POX: Aaliyah
I Love Music AALIYAH poll

deej, Thursday, 8 November 2007 21:33 (thirteen years ago) link

I Love Music why the internet dont show the autopsy of aaliyah or biggie small also lisa left eye

max, Thursday, 8 November 2007 21:34 (thirteen years ago) link

Why didn't they make the CL6 wit' a clutch?

-- Leon Czolgosz (Nicole), Tuesday, October 5, 2004 2:26 PM (3 years ago) Bookmark Link

deej, Thursday, 8 November 2007 21:35 (thirteen years ago) link

Did you actually read any of those threads?

Tape Store, Thursday, 8 November 2007 21:36 (thirteen years ago) link

where is jadakiss when you need him

max, Thursday, 8 November 2007 21:36 (thirteen years ago) link

Did you actually read any of those threads?

-- Tape Store, Thursday, November 8, 2007 3:36 PM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

do u mean the death thread where everyone is really sad?

deej, Thursday, 8 November 2007 21:40 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, the one where ten people talk about this album? Or maybe these:

I've already got the Aaliyah best-of ("I Care 4 U") do I really need One in a Million or anything else?

-less than 10 posts

why the internet dont show the autopsy of aaliyah or biggie small also lisa left eye

-irrelevant

Aaliyah "2004 Editions"?

-5 posts

POX: Aaliyah

-list thread (20 posts), with multiple people not even listing ten

Tape Store, Thursday, 8 November 2007 21:41 (thirteen years ago) link

lol u were 12 when i started posting on ilx

deej, Thursday, 8 November 2007 21:42 (thirteen years ago) link

if ilm isn't indie dudes venerating aaliyah, i don't know what it is.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Thursday, 8 November 2007 21:45 (thirteen years ago) link

lol ur still here

Tape Store, Thursday, 8 November 2007 21:47 (thirteen years ago) link

LOL

max, Thursday, 8 November 2007 21:47 (thirteen years ago) link

i dont think anyone can really point fingers about that sort of thing

deej, Thursday, 8 November 2007 21:56 (thirteen years ago) link

see u in 2017, tape store

deej, Thursday, 8 November 2007 21:57 (thirteen years ago) link

:-(

deej, Thursday, 8 November 2007 21:59 (thirteen years ago) link

good work guys

jabba hands, Thursday, 8 November 2007 22:21 (thirteen years ago) link

"What If" deserved a vote, too.

frozen cookie (Abbott), Sunday, 23 May 2010 19:33 (eleven years ago) link

most of these songs did

The Reverend, Sunday, 23 May 2010 19:34 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah the only one of these I can't remember off the top of my head as being awesome is "It's Whatever."

frozen cookie (Abbott), Sunday, 23 May 2010 19:41 (eleven years ago) link

that song is supersexy

The Reverend, Sunday, 23 May 2010 19:49 (eleven years ago) link

i played "it's whatever" 5 times in a row in the car the other day, the production on that is so huge

sveltko (k3vin k.), Sunday, 23 May 2010 20:38 (eleven years ago) link

the "it's whatever"/"i can be"/"those were the days" section is massively underrated

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Monday, 24 May 2010 07:58 (eleven years ago) link

"We Need A Resolution", "Rock The Boat", "Never No More", "I Care 4 U" and "It's Whatever" are my favourites here, though everything is awesome.

Tim F, Monday, 24 May 2010 09:48 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

behind the scenes of this album, really amazing detail here - http://youknowigotsoul.com/?p=11345

the smoke cloud of pure hatred (lex pretend), Monday, 30 May 2011 21:52 (ten years ago) link

woah

The Brainwasher, Monday, 30 May 2011 22:14 (ten years ago) link

It’s funny because a lot of things that we would just around and joke about, they found their way into becoming a song, so that happened a lot on that album. We would just sit around and talk about various things and they would end up becoming songs.”

feels like a lost art across the board really

r|t|c, Monday, 30 May 2011 22:31 (ten years ago) link

OMG thanks so much. Seriously not even sure if I'm ready to read this right now. Easily my favourite album of all time. Means so much to me.

uberweiss, Monday, 30 May 2011 22:33 (ten years ago) link

K maybe I'll put "It's Whatever" on repeat and tackle this article.

uberweiss, Monday, 30 May 2011 22:34 (ten years ago) link

Wonderful read, hands down.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 30 May 2011 22:35 (ten years ago) link

Black: “We were always in the studio back in the day. Nowadays, you’ll go in for a specific time, but back then, we were locking out studios for months at a time, so the hangout spot would be the studio.”

^^this feels interesting

the smoke cloud of pure hatred (lex pretend), Monday, 30 May 2011 22:39 (ten years ago) link

Very VERY much reminds me of how the Associates recorded Sulk via block-booking and random inspiration.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 30 May 2011 22:42 (ten years ago) link

That alternate version of 'More Than a Woman' is awesome.

uberweiss, Monday, 30 May 2011 23:23 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

the album is 10 years old today. still sounds like one of the greatest things ever.

prolego, Sunday, 17 July 2011 18:24 (ten years ago) link

rip babygirl

bros -izing bros (k3vin k.), Sunday, 17 July 2011 18:41 (ten years ago) link

Best album ever.

uberweiss, Sunday, 17 July 2011 19:05 (ten years ago) link

so many of my favorite albums are 10 today

Gatsby was a success, in the end, wasn't he? (D-40), Sunday, 17 July 2011 19:07 (ten years ago) link

er, this year

Gatsby was a success, in the end, wasn't he? (D-40), Sunday, 17 July 2011 19:07 (ten years ago) link

Pretty sure I voted "We Need a Resolution," but "Rock the Boat" eclipses it on hot summer days.

ephendophile (Eric H.), Sunday, 17 July 2011 19:46 (ten years ago) link

To answer the poll: 1. It's Whatever 2. Never No More 3. Rock the Boat

uberweiss, Sunday, 17 July 2011 19:54 (ten years ago) link

1. "I Care 4 U" 2. "I Refuse" 3. "Rock the Boat"

"I Care 4 U" still brings me to tears.

prolego, Sunday, 17 July 2011 20:20 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuWMW7hVdTs

i know this isn't from this record but i used to watch this video all the time on mtv back in the day

markers, Monday, 18 July 2011 03:55 (ten years ago) link

so many of these are just always listenable

bnw, Monday, 18 July 2011 04:17 (ten years ago) link

extra extra extra smooth

J0rdan S., Monday, 18 July 2011 04:20 (ten years ago) link

"it's whatever" 4 all time man

bros -izing bros (k3vin k.), Monday, 18 July 2011 04:20 (ten years ago) link

yeah it is

J0rdan S., Monday, 18 July 2011 04:21 (ten years ago) link

man i was like, 11 or 12 when these singles were coming out

bros -izing bros (k3vin k.), Monday, 18 July 2011 04:22 (ten years ago) link

such a stupid and preventable fucking death

J0rdan S., Monday, 18 July 2011 04:23 (ten years ago) link

if I was forced by gunpoint to pick a favorite song ever I could choose "rock the boat" and be happy w/ that choice

this is one of those albums where i want to like... watch a feature length documentary on it

J0rdan S., Monday, 18 July 2011 04:26 (ten years ago) link

for some reason i don't have strong memories of her death, though i do remember her owning the music video channels i'd watch at summer camp for a minute there

bros -izing bros (k3vin k.), Monday, 18 July 2011 04:28 (ten years ago) link

i remember where i was when i heard about it but i didn't really grasp the impact of it at all

J0rdan S., Monday, 18 July 2011 04:31 (ten years ago) link

I remember I was watching MTV late at night and it scrolled across the bottom of the screen.. I was like WTF and didn't believe it until the next day, when it was a big deal everywhere.

i was in oxford hmv, on the phone to a friend, and i had to go and take a moment in the dvd aisle (which, back then, was the empty niche corner of the shop).

"i care 4 u" is my favourite on this album but i can't really imagine living without any of them.

lex pretend, Monday, 18 July 2011 07:53 (ten years ago) link

eleven months pass...

I don't think I can ever listen to "Rock the Boat" enough or too much.

old people are made of poop (Eric H.), Monday, 18 June 2012 21:45 (nine years ago) link

^^ her best single. More flippy floppy drums plz

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 18 June 2012 21:49 (nine years ago) link

yeah that song is just absolutely perfect in every way

J0rdan S., Monday, 18 June 2012 21:50 (nine years ago) link

It works the middle.

old people are made of poop (Eric H.), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 00:59 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86ZsEEPo_Tw

The Reverend, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 08:04 (nine years ago) link

six years pass...

tbh what a fucking record

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 29 July 2019 23:26 (two years ago) link

people in the pfork thread complaining about it getting a 9.3: you're right, it deserves a 10

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 29 July 2019 23:28 (two years ago) link

Every song that got zero in this poll is amazing, esp. "Never No More", "U Got Nerve", "It's Whatever" and "I Can Be". There's a voluptuousness to the production that really feels like the last word on that era of R&B (and chronologically it kind of was: by 2002 it felt like Murder Inc's neo-classicism was the dominant sound).

Obviously the central tragedy of Aaliyah passing is the loss of Aaliyah herself, but one of the apparent side-effects was that it seemed to kill Key Beats' career stone-dead. I remember being so excited about their sound based on Destiny's Child's "Perfect Man" and "Independent Women Part II" and then all their work on this album.

Tim F, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 06:22 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

on spotify today. still sounds like the future

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Friday, 10 September 2021 12:36 (one week ago) link

It does sound great. Really wish I had held onto the promo CD that was in my sort-of possession at the time... oh well

tumblin’ dice outro (morrisp), Friday, 10 September 2021 17:37 (one week ago) link

Finally, I can place the proper "Rock the Boat" in all my playlists!

i carry the torch for disco inauthenticity (Eric H.), Friday, 10 September 2021 19:45 (one week ago) link

"U Got Nerve" hits so hard

Roz, Saturday, 11 September 2021 02:56 (one week ago) link

I must have missed this poll if those were the days got zero

ignore the blue line (or something), Saturday, 11 September 2021 21:30 (one week ago) link


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