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let's see if we can get more than ten people to vote

Poll Results

OptionVotes
playing god 5
all i wanted 3
ignorance 3
brick by boring brick 3
misguided ghosts 1
where the lines overlap 1
looking up 1
feeling sorry 0
the only exception 0
turn it off 0
careful 0


markers, Monday, 19 May 2014 14:12 (six years ago) link

i have a favorite on RIOT and on the latest one but i can't really recall any memorable tracks from this album. i'll have to relisten.

Mordy, Monday, 19 May 2014 14:23 (six years ago) link

Feels like this album is sort of being written out of the band's legacy after last year's self-titled reboot, but I love this LP. There's not a dud on it. Probably voting "All I Wanted."

Evan R, Monday, 19 May 2014 14:30 (six years ago) link

Playing God, just over The Only Exception, which is probably an actual classic song but doesn't get stuck in my head very often.

how's life, Monday, 19 May 2014 14:36 (six years ago) link

torn between "Looking Up" and "The Only Exception" and "Misguided Ghosts"

ςὖτιe (some dude), Monday, 19 May 2014 14:55 (six years ago) link

Classic. Being so different it should be appreciated more, not less. Talked about before, but the conflicting emotions are the real deal on this one. She's fighting all sorts of demons and the struggle in her relationships, w friends/religion/music turns this album into a fascinating, slightly out of her control beast lyrics-wise. machine gun precision backing from the band adding to the always on edge tension.

The hooks and choruses are so big. People didn't like Ignorance as a single but I loved it. What a great title, "Ignorance". Playing God - "Next time you point a finger, I might have to bend it back and break it, break it off" . Looking Up, "God knows the world doesn't need another band, nut what a waste it would've been" - hopeful, confident, but unsure of what's coming next. (And famous last words before shit hit the fan)

Turning Off as a rock chorus is so well constructed, the narrative building up, brick by amazing brick, to a soaring climax that never stops moving me - nnd in the freefall I will realize, I'm better off when I hit the bottom.

The sheer righteous, rollicking force of Feeling Sorry- "I fee-al / no sympathy"

"All I Wanted" as the heavy, slightly ominous, obsessive closer.

"The Only Exception" is a bit of a dud, but otherwise this is so so tight. I get all emotional talking about this album. I don't know what I'm going to vote for.

abcfsk, Monday, 19 May 2014 15:03 (six years ago) link

the drums on "ignorance"

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Monday, 19 May 2014 15:15 (six years ago) link

GIVE ME ATTENTION
I NEED IT NOW

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Monday, 19 May 2014 15:16 (six years ago) link

"Assuredly, never was unkindness more cordially repaid. Never was there a better hater. Every page burns with moral Jacobinism. "Unjust, unjust," is the burden of every reflection upon the things and powers that be. All virtue is but well masked vice, all religious profession and conduct is but the whitening of the sepulchre, all self-denial is but deeper selfishness." --- 1848 Christian Remembrancer pre-emptive review of "Playing God"

abcfsk, Monday, 19 May 2014 15:24 (six years ago) link

Love the massive production on this. I usually cant' stand that generically "big" modern rock sound, but here all that force really works for me.

Evan R, Monday, 19 May 2014 15:30 (six years ago) link

For me it's between "Ignorance" (feel like emo-pop's propulsive thrust is pretty much perfected here) and "Misguided Ghosts", with "All I Wanted" third. Shout out to the underrated "Where The Lines Overlap".

Tim F, Monday, 19 May 2014 15:45 (six years ago) link

"Playing God", the best song on a dreary album. They really painted themselves into a corner with this one.

A. Begrand, Monday, 19 May 2014 16:11 (six years ago) link

Such a great album. Pretty much love all the tracks, but I'm just going for the big single Brick by Boring Brick.

No Decode bonus track?

MikoMcha, Wednesday, 21 May 2014 06:28 (six years ago) link

voted playing god, which just beat misguided ghosts. i think this is still my favorite paramore album.

the glimmer man (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 21 May 2014 06:36 (six years ago) link

Feeling Sorry isn't getting enought love here and I'm feeling bad for not voting for it. That one's a tour de force.

how's life, Wednesday, 21 May 2014 09:20 (six years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 22 May 2014 00:01 (six years ago) link

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

System, Friday, 23 May 2014 00:01 (six years ago) link

Well at least there were more than 10 votes.

Tim F, Friday, 23 May 2014 00:14 (six years ago) link

GOD KNOWS THE WORLD DOESN'T NEED ANOTHER BAND
BUT WHAT A WASTE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN

difficult listening hour, Friday, 23 May 2014 00:27 (six years ago) link

love when they bring that chorus back in the end.

the glimmer man (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 23 May 2014 00:29 (six years ago) link

loved the s/t but this is prob their best.

difficult listening hour, Friday, 23 May 2014 00:29 (six years ago) link

you the lone 'looking up' vote?

the glimmer man (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 23 May 2014 00:35 (six years ago) link

haha i have a creeping fear that i didn't vote at all but if i did i voted for playing god, boringly. it's just that chorus (bend it back or break it, break it off) was the first thing that popped into my head when i saw the album cover, and her inflection there has a way of crowding things out.

difficult listening hour, Friday, 23 May 2014 00:38 (six years ago) link

i guess the line early in ignorance is "it's a circle / a mean cycle" which whatever but i invariably hear the much better "it's a circle / i mean cycle"

difficult listening hour, Friday, 23 May 2014 00:38 (six years ago) link

glad someone voted for where the lines overlap. NO ONE IS AS LUCKY AS US. and then oh man "i got a feeling if i sang this loud enough you'd sing it back to me."

difficult listening hour, Friday, 23 May 2014 00:44 (six years ago) link

"Looking Up" vote was me

ςὖτ ιτ Οὖτ (some dude), Friday, 23 May 2014 01:11 (six years ago) link

glad someone voted for where the lines overlap. NO ONE IS AS LUCKY AS US. and then oh man "i got a feeling if i sang this loud enough you'd sing it back to me."

― difficult listening hour, Friday, May 23, 2014 12:44 AM (59 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I didn't vote for it but that line is probably my favourite single moment on the album, I was really disappointed when they didn't play it live when I saw them a few months back.

Tim F, Friday, 23 May 2014 01:44 (six years ago) link

Oh man. I always figured that was written to play live.

the glimmer man (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 23 May 2014 02:44 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Anyone else want her to sing "I feel no sympathy/you live inside a tree" on Feeling Sorry? I always think she's gonna go there.

how's life, Thursday, 12 June 2014 11:27 (six years ago) link

feeling sorry 0

they've started playing "feeling sorry" again and it's the highlight of their set. should've voted for it

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Monday, 23 June 2014 00:29 (six years ago) link

It's a raging jam. Got to say though that physically separating Hayley, Jeremy, and Taylor from the touring band onstage is a really weird look.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1SeY5j9nU0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM1ti7zaJ7A

how's life, Thursday, 26 June 2014 13:24 (six years ago) link

eh, lots of big bands do that

some dude, Thursday, 26 June 2014 15:34 (six years ago) link

Oh yeah? I don't go to a ton of big concerts these days. Still, it seems like they're all pushed way to the front. Reminds me of going to some skinny little strand of local beach, the kind where you only have room for one row of towels.

how's life, Thursday, 26 June 2014 15:56 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

AND ALL
THE BEST LIES
THEY'RE TOLD WITH FINGERS TIED
SO CROSS EM TIGHT:
WON'T YOU PROMISE ME TONIGHT
IF IT'S THE LAST THING YOU DO, YOU'LL GET
OUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT

difficult listening hour, Thursday, 9 July 2015 19:43 (five years ago) link

three years pass...

GIVE ME ATTENTION
I NEED IT NOW

― emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Monday, May 19, 2014 8:16 AM (four years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 23:49 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

This is it. This is the best tik tok on the whole app. pic.twitter.com/zMWJUM455R

— Kaitlin (@kjo3490) September 14, 2020

Spottie, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 22:21 (one week ago) link

wow same

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 22:23 (one week ago) link

should i poll the s/t

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 22:24 (one week ago) link

yes

k3vin k., Tuesday, 15 September 2020 22:53 (one week ago) link

do it, brad.

peace, man, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 23:06 (one week ago) link

of course

Spottie, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 23:26 (one week ago) link

yes

unpaid intern at the darvo institute (Simon H.), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 23:27 (one week ago) link


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