The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2 POLL

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
"The Moon" 5
"I Want Wind to Blow"u 4
"The Glow Pt. 2" 2
"The Mansion" 1
"You'll Be in the Air" 1
"I Felt Your Shape" 1
"Samurai Sword" 0
"I Felt My Size" 0
"I Am Bored" 0
"I Want to Be Cold" 0
"Instrumental" 2 0
"Map" 0
"The Gleam Pt. 2" 0
"I'll Not Contain You" 0
"(Something) 2" 0
"(Something)" 0
"Instrumental" 0
"My Roots Are Strong and Deep" 0
"Headless Horseman" 0
"My Warm Blood" 0


Moka, Tuesday, 16 July 2013 06:48 (four years ago) Permalink

Hmmmmmmmmm

Tough.

Evan, Tuesday, 16 July 2013 14:47 (four years ago) Permalink

This is one of my favourite albums of the '00s but I still struggle matching the titles to the songs. 'The Moon' is the obvious standout for me although on some days I prefer the single version on the Song Islands comp.

Gavin, Leeds, Tuesday, 16 July 2013 15:01 (four years ago) Permalink

i voted "the moon" as well, but the whole album is great.

Treeship, Tuesday, 16 July 2013 15:05 (four years ago) Permalink

my recollection of this album is that it is masterfully recorded and sounds great but most of the songs are kind of crap-- with a couple exceptions, which are quite magnificent.

Poliopolice, Tuesday, 16 July 2013 16:31 (four years ago) Permalink

that nine note melody toward the end of "i want wind to blow" is p neat

markers, Tuesday, 16 July 2013 16:33 (four years ago) Permalink

I WENT BACK TO BE ALONE

markers, Tuesday, 16 July 2013 16:33 (four years ago) Permalink

fuck. "feel"

markers, Tuesday, 16 July 2013 16:34 (four years ago) Permalink

This will be so, so hard

Beatrix Kiddo (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 16 July 2013 16:35 (four years ago) Permalink

what's the wheezing sound in "i want wind to blow"? an accordian?

markers, Tuesday, 16 July 2013 16:35 (four years ago) Permalink

this thread reminded me to go seek out this old phil elvreum(sp prob) interview, so thanks this thread

markers, Tuesday, 16 July 2013 16:35 (four years ago) Permalink

the moon is probably the right answer but i voted for you'll be in the air. this dude is remarkably consistent.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 16 July 2013 16:41 (four years ago) Permalink

First three opening songs are great. Have a soft spot for 'i felt your touch' but voting for the opening track.

Moka, Wednesday, 17 July 2013 07:09 (four years ago) Permalink

Shape not touch.

Moka, Wednesday, 17 July 2013 07:10 (four years ago) Permalink

I love the first three tracks to death but after that my attention wanders and I found myself more interested by the recurring distant bell than the songs themselves. By the by, have you heard "Tests", the album before "Don't Wake Me Up"? It is so good

flamboyant goon tie included, Wednesday, 17 July 2013 09:05 (four years ago) Permalink

Aha http://pwelverumandsun.bandcamp.com/album/tests

flamboyant goon tie included, Wednesday, 17 July 2013 09:05 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I found Tests in a dollar bin one time. It's one of those albums of his filled with fragments, demos and alternate versions iirc. Some good stuff on there though. Some good stuff on all of them.

Evan, Wednesday, 17 July 2013 14:21 (four years ago) Permalink

Went with "I felt your shape"

Need to seek out "tests"

Beatrix Kiddo (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 18 July 2013 02:53 (four years ago) Permalink

so is this the canonical microphones album? or is it just being polled at random? i prefer it was hot we stayed in the water, personally.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 18 July 2013 20:44 (four years ago) Permalink

I always understood that this one was the biggest success. I think Pitchfork is to blame for that, mostly.

Evan, Thursday, 18 July 2013 21:12 (four years ago) Permalink

It's the biggest success, it's the longest, it's the one that just feels most canonical. I prefer Wind's Poem and It was hot... myself as well.

Frederik B, Thursday, 18 July 2013 21:40 (four years ago) Permalink

I love this record, and don't really like anything else he/they ever did including any of the Mt Eerie stuff.

akm, Thursday, 18 July 2013 23:02 (four years ago) Permalink

Is Wind's Poem a Mics album or Mt. Eerie? Whatever the case, Glow 2.0 is my Elverum jam, for sure.

Louie Althusser (Leee), Friday, 19 July 2013 01:37 (four years ago) Permalink

Wind's Poem is the Mt Eerie album from 2009, with all the black metal stuff. A masterpiece.

Frederik B, Friday, 19 July 2013 01:58 (four years ago) Permalink

I like The Microphones "Mt. Eerie" best of all but I'm a sucker for that longform style thing
We could hold Pitchfork "to blame" but really I'm glad at them c.a. 2003 for pushing this guy so hard

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 19 July 2013 02:35 (four years ago) Permalink

agree with fgti. This came along at a time when i was fairly locked in with an 'indie rock' aesthetic, and if iirc it really challenged me. I remember seeing a show with Elverum soon thereafter, and feeling completely demystified by the whole thing. still, what's recorded seriously holds up for me.

softspool, Friday, 19 July 2013 02:45 (four years ago) Permalink

Fgoon otm

Beatrix Kiddo (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 19 July 2013 02:49 (four years ago) Permalink

I saw Phil live right after "Mt Eerie" the album dropped and it killed my adoration for him dead. I wasn't ready for acoustic, autistic Phil. This was around the time the same shit when down w/ Papa M live

Beatrix Kiddo (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 19 July 2013 02:51 (four years ago) Permalink

I saw that same tour and yeah. He was wearing snowpants ;_;

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 19 July 2013 03:23 (four years ago) Permalink

But he did premiere "I Say 'No'' which imo is enough justification for many more good-not-great records, that song is very powerful within or without the guy's catalogue/persona

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 19 July 2013 03:23 (four years ago) Permalink

The one time I saw Elv(e)rum play a solo acoustic show around 2006, I remember enjoying his songs' lack of adornment; he's not a charismatic performer, but it never damaged my enjoyment of the studio albums. I also have a fond but possibly unreliable memory of his ending the set by teaching the audience a song syllable by syllable, holding each note until the crowd picked it up.

one way street, Friday, 19 July 2013 03:40 (four years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 24 July 2013 00:01 (four years ago) Permalink

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

System, Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:01 (four years ago) Permalink

Lotta songs got shafted

Beatrix Kiddo (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 25 July 2013 02:29 (four years ago) Permalink

Oops, missed this. Not sure how I would've voted, I also don't really know a lot of it by name. Agreed with those who rate "It Was Hot" higher, though I did think this was great when it came out. Just never listened to it quite as much.

Doctor Casino, Friday, 26 July 2013 19:47 (four years ago) Permalink

Poll results affirm that this album is very front loaded (or a masterpiece of album sequencing, depending on how you look at it)

Evan R, Friday, 26 July 2013 20:03 (four years ago) Permalink

well also
* 14 votes on an album with 20 tracks
* people are more likely to remember songs near the beginning of the album which they've probably heard more often than those near the end

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 26 July 2013 20:12 (four years ago) Permalink

also tracks 1-3 here are among the best tracks 1-3 I've ever heard

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 26 July 2013 20:15 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

how did headless horseman get shut out??

when is the new Jim O'Rourke album coming out (spazzmatazz), Monday, 5 January 2015 02:42 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Not sure if they're my overall favourites but goddamn "Samurai Sword" and "I Want to be Cold" are fucking amazing blow-your-ears-out tracks

josh az (2011nostalgia), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 06:54 (one week ago) Permalink

Surprised this original poll didn't have "I Want the Wind to Blow" as the clear winner.

This record gets better with age. Most of Phil's stuff does. He's a genius.

yesca, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 15:19 (one week ago) Permalink


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