The Wrens - The Meadowlands poll

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I have no idea if this album is even liked on ILM. i know it was popular and than had major backlash. wonder what people think today, almost, i believe, ten years later.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
2. "Happy" 8
11. "Everyone Choose Sides" 5
3. "She Sends Kisses" 5
9. "Ex-Girl Collection" 5
4. "This Boy Is Exhausted" 4
5. "Hopeless" 4
12. "13 Months in 6 Minutes" 2
8. "Boys, You Won't" 1
6. "Faster Gun" 1
7. "Thirteen Grand" 1
10. "Per Second Second" 0
1. "The House That Guilt Built" 0
13. "This Is Not What You Had Planned" 0


Bee OK, Thursday, 12 April 2012 02:11 (six years ago) Permalink

i was so amped for this album when it was released that i had to own the collectors edition. they only sold it on the bands web site and remember putting out an email telling them i only want the limited edition version otherwise cancel order, lol.

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 April 2012 02:14 (six years ago) Permalink

why not this POLL is exhausted

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 12 April 2012 02:16 (six years ago) Permalink

"Happy" is FOR ALL TIME, but this record tended to lose me after "This Boy Is Exhausted" and I don't even remember how any of those songs go now.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 12 April 2012 02:22 (six years ago) Permalink

i liked it upon release, but the so-of-the-period vocals really kill it for me. it just brings back memories of that whole era that creed was actually at the epicenter of things, to think of such months

kelpolaris, Thursday, 12 April 2012 02:30 (six years ago) Permalink

Hopeless is what hooked me and whenever I come back to the album that song still kills me.

Evan, Thursday, 12 April 2012 02:34 (six years ago) Permalink

I loved this record when it came out. It still holds up as one of the best records by a rock band for the 2000s, yet after 2003 I never listened to it much.

Everyone Choose Sides, easy

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 12 April 2012 02:47 (six years ago) Permalink

Ex-Girl Collection.

Simon H., Thursday, 12 April 2012 03:06 (six years ago) Permalink

"boys, you won't"

probably the only record of its kind i like anymore

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Thursday, 12 April 2012 04:15 (six years ago) Permalink

"She Sends Kisses," but could've picked just about any of them. Favorite album of all time.

slagterm, Thursday, 12 April 2012 04:19 (six years ago) Permalink

everyone, so far, has picked a different song. that is well sort of neat.

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 April 2012 04:25 (six years ago) Permalink

Led by ex-folkie Toni Brown (the principal composer) and ex-blueswoman Terry Garthwaite (whose three rhythm songs sizzle joyously), this may not be your idea of rock and roll. The music revolves around Brown's piano, which rolls more than it rocks, and the band goes for multi-percussion rather than the old in-out. I find it relaxing and exciting and amazingly durable; I can dance to it, and I can also fuck to it. The musical dynamic pits Brown's collegiate contralto against Garthwaite's sandpaper soul, and the lyrics are feminist breakthroughs. "Too Late, but Not Forgotten" remembers a trailer camp while "Red Wine at Noon" touches international finance, but the two protagonists are united by one overriding fact--they're victimized as wives. And it's about time somebody in rock and roll said so. A

buzza, Thursday, 12 April 2012 04:33 (six years ago) Permalink

why not this POLL is exhausted

not my style

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 April 2012 21:02 (six years ago) Permalink

Could have just called it "Everyone Choose Sides"

Evan, Thursday, 12 April 2012 21:15 (six years ago) Permalink

gotta throw in my She Sends Kisses love

caulk the wagon and float it, Thursday, 12 April 2012 23:08 (six years ago) Permalink

she sends kisses and it's not actually close

call all destroyer, Thursday, 12 April 2012 23:46 (six years ago) Permalink

I loved this record in early '04 but I replayed it last fall and was bored by the vocals. The arrangements are still ace.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 12 April 2012 23:51 (six years ago) Permalink

13 months in 6 minutes

picture jean rollin (Pillbox), Thursday, 12 April 2012 23:54 (six years ago) Permalink

This Boy is Exhausted. I rashly voted Happy, but it has that weak climax.

Träumerei, Friday, 13 April 2012 00:00 (six years ago) Permalink

This Boy is Exhausted.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 13 April 2012 00:01 (six years ago) Permalink

According to their twitter, they're mastering about 100-some odd mins of new material for a possible double album this year. (Or, you know, whenever.)

Simon H., Friday, 13 April 2012 02:47 (six years ago) Permalink

posting complete lyrics is weird but my god do i love these lyrics

Ten tons against me and you've gone
I put your favorite records on
And sit around
It spins around
And you're around again

Struck dumb while drugs run at how high reeds
Cue every memory at half-speeds
Just like.. Charles, hold-me-downs
I'm coming sounds
Cut crap, who's filling shoes like these anymore?

Past clumsy crushes beneath Thrill Pier
Hopes pinned to poses honed in men's room mirrors
A sophomore at Brown
She worked lost & found
I put your face on her all year

From five rows of photos when you wrote
Of posed you, dressed blue, in a backyard boat
And at the bottom with this quote:
(#4 North Shore) a Cape May address
[ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/she-send-kisses-lyrics-wrens.html ]
Your new one I guess
'All's well in hell and here's hoping'

She sends kisses
Some signed 'with Love, Beth O's and X's
She sends kisses
Same old Beth
Some signed 6's
Our shore town knockdown sure was fun
yeah, white trash, what have you
I fired replies back gun by gun
past Seven Wrecks I read your four answers: 1. your move 2. I'm tres involved 3. move on 4. love, Beth
I walk it down
this tourist town
'just thought I'd' calls
just friends
she sends kisses
and all at once back doors blow open
she sends.... in envelopes stamped with 'Hope & Hearts' - ripped right open
she sends...
but I'm corrupt - I wrote back good luck

call all destroyer, Friday, 13 April 2012 02:56 (six years ago) Permalink

That's a Charles Bissell lyric; they tend to be head and shoulders above the others.

Simon H., Friday, 13 April 2012 05:05 (six years ago) Permalink

so i have started to listen to this album again, it is so heavy that i don't think i can make the whole album in one sitting...

Bee OK, Saturday, 14 April 2012 02:18 (six years ago) Permalink

so i see another bigger music board has bumped their Wrens thread because of this thread, lol.

Bee OK, Saturday, 14 April 2012 03:45 (six years ago) Permalink

What music board is bigger than this one?

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 14 April 2012 04:28 (six years ago) Permalink

it's not bigger but not going to name it either, just thought it was funny.

Bee OK, Saturday, 14 April 2012 04:29 (six years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 16 April 2012 00:01 (six years ago) Permalink

"She Sends Kisses"

Bee OK, Monday, 16 April 2012 14:29 (six years ago) Permalink

i've walked away from more than you imagine and i sleep just fine

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Monday, 16 April 2012 14:51 (six years ago) Permalink

Ex-Girl Collection.

Arghn, Monday, 16 April 2012 16:55 (six years ago) Permalink

ANN
SLAMS
IN
ANOTHER LIGHTNING ROUND BEGINS
THIS COULD GET INTERESTING
WHERE'S
ANN
BEEN?
SHE POURS HERSELF A DON'T-ASK GIN

their private gesture for bison (difficult listening hour), Monday, 16 April 2012 17:04 (six years ago) Permalink

(i voted for ex-girl collection)

their private gesture for bison (difficult listening hour), Monday, 16 April 2012 17:08 (six years ago) Permalink

"Happy" is FOR ALL TIME, but this record tended to lose me after "This Boy Is Exhausted" and I don't even remember how any of those songs go now.

haha i would usually skip the first few tracks and start w/ "this boy.."

prob "everyone chooses sides" or "ex-girl collection", but a couple of those bashers like "per second second" and "faster gun" deserves some love

it's smdh time in America (will), Monday, 16 April 2012 17:22 (six years ago) Permalink

deserve

it's smdh time in America (will), Monday, 16 April 2012 17:22 (six years ago) Permalink

Another for Ex Girl Collection.

One of the sweetest live bands I've seen.

Jessie Fer Ark (Mobbed Up Ping Pong Psychos), Monday, 16 April 2012 20:57 (six years ago) Permalink

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

System, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 00:01 (six years ago) Permalink

can't believe i was the only one who voted for "boys you won't"

and i don't feel the need to try to explain
excuses sounding the same
you're gonna find, you're gonna find
ahhhhhhhhhhhh

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 03:16 (six years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

put this on for the first time in 10 years. i skip the downtempo/ballads. but "happy" and "hopeless" are on repeat.

6 god none the richer (m bison), Tuesday, 12 April 2016 02:34 (two years ago) Permalink

Skipping the ballads is madness, "Thirteen Grand" and "13 Months In 6 Minutes" are key

I was sad to hear about Charles Bissell's health issues.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 12 April 2016 04:20 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

it's just such a weird album for me to love. it just doesn't feel like me. but i do love it. i can't even think of another record like it that i really like. listening to it now. thus, reflection.

scott seward, Friday, 9 March 2018 19:13 (six months ago) Permalink

"Hopeless" is everything I could want from a song

Evan R, Friday, 9 March 2018 20:30 (six months ago) Permalink


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