Metallica - Load & Reload POLL

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
Hero Of The Day 4
Until It Sleeps 4
Fuel 1
The Memory Remains 1
The Unforgiven II 1
Ain't My Bitch 1
Better Than You 1
Prince Charming 1
Low Man's Lyric 1
The Outlaw Torn 1
Mama Said 1
Fixxxer 1
Poor Twisted Me 1
King Nothing 1
Attitude 0
2 X 4 0
The House Jack Built 0
Where The Wild Things Are 0
Bad Seed 0
Carpe Diem Baby 0
Slither 0
Bleeding Me 0
Devil's Dance 0
Cure 0
Wasting My Hate 0
Ronnie 0
Thorn Within 0


Toni Braxton-Hicks (Turrican), Thursday, 29 May 2014 05:34 (three years ago) Permalink

this poll is my moment

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 29 May 2014 13:30 (three years ago) Permalink

this is probably "carpe diem baby"

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 29 May 2014 13:30 (three years ago) Permalink

here's a combined load/reload playlist i made a few years ago that i kind of think is their best album http://open.spotify.com/user/unbornwhiskey/playlist/0uwWqgH7Juacnd9A5Jbi8a

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 29 May 2014 13:32 (three years ago) Permalink

oh lord, bad memories. at the time I liked these because my music collection was < 100 but later listens have been painful.

some good tracks though, on both. probably will be one from Load, will have to think on it.

getting strange ass all around the globe (Neanderthal), Thursday, 29 May 2014 13:51 (three years ago) Permalink

"Better Than You" sounds like a song gym rats listen to while bragging to the people next to them about how much they just benched

getting strange ass all around the globe (Neanderthal), Thursday, 29 May 2014 13:51 (three years ago) Permalink

Never listened to Reload. Hero of the Day is probably the best track on Load. I really liked The House that Jack Built at the time, but relistening the guitar tones are way too pathetic for the kind of menacing heaviosity it's attempting.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Thursday, 29 May 2014 15:33 (three years ago) Permalink

liked Unforgiven II a hundred million times more than its antecedent

veronica moser, Thursday, 29 May 2014 15:36 (three years ago) Permalink

Forgot I quite like Wasting My Hate.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Thursday, 29 May 2014 15:40 (three years ago) Permalink

"Until It Sleeps"

DavidLeeRoth, Thursday, 29 May 2014 16:14 (three years ago) Permalink

haha reload is so bad

۩, Thursday, 29 May 2014 16:15 (three years ago) Permalink

it's got "carpe diem baby," "where the wild things are," and "fixxxer," i think it's a good deal better than load

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 29 May 2014 17:09 (three years ago) Permalink

unfamiliar with any of this stuff. voting low man's lyric.

how's life, Thursday, 29 May 2014 17:13 (three years ago) Permalink

hero of the day no question.

festival culture (Jordan), Thursday, 29 May 2014 17:16 (three years ago) Permalink

2nd place - marianne faithfull's four bars or whatever on 'the memory remains'.

never heard reload, but i have vivid memories of anticipating Load. :/

festival culture (Jordan), Thursday, 29 May 2014 17:17 (three years ago) Permalink

never heard reload, but i have vivid memories of anticipating Load. :/

Perfect OOC post.

Call the Doctorb, the B is for Brownstein (Leee), Thursday, 29 May 2014 17:35 (three years ago) Permalink

I tended to like the fake country-blues stuff from Load, plus "Until it Sleeps" because of the video, plus "The Memory Remains" and "The Fixxxer" (the latter of which I know I enjoyed though I don't receall what it sounds like).

Call the Doctorb, the B is for Brownstein (Leee), Thursday, 29 May 2014 17:37 (three years ago) Permalink

Started this poll because I found myself listening to Load last night and found myself thinking "y'know, while this isn't a patch on, and is very different from the music that the band made their name with, I'd still take this over virtually everything they've done since". There's filler galore on these two records, but I still think that Load is particular could be trimmed to about 8 or 9 tracks and it wouldn't be too bad. I haven't listened to Reload for quite some time, but I do know that every time I have, I've got the impression that while there's one or two tracks on there I do like ('Fuel', 'Where The Wild Things Are', 'Low Man's Lyric' etc.) there was no real need to put out every single track that they wrote and recorded during these sessions. It's almost like they got a bit lost making this record and didn't have a clue which tracks to include and which tracks to leave on the cutting room floor.

Toni Braxton-Hicks (Turrican), Thursday, 29 May 2014 19:45 (three years ago) Permalink

And how long did it take everyone else to realise what the album art of Load actually is!?

Toni Braxton-Hicks (Turrican), Thursday, 29 May 2014 19:46 (three years ago) Permalink

I was really hoping this would be a poll with only two options: Load or Reload (which I believe is supposed to be spelled ReLoad, because it came out in the '90s).

Humorist (horse) (誤訳侮辱), Thursday, 29 May 2014 19:56 (three years ago) Permalink

AND IT ALL CRASHES DOWN

ciderpress, Thursday, 29 May 2014 20:14 (three years ago) Permalink

guys, outlaw torn is really good

markers, Thursday, 29 May 2014 20:28 (three years ago) Permalink

reload might've been my first cd but i'm not sure

markers, Thursday, 29 May 2014 20:28 (three years ago) Permalink

guys, outlaw torn is really good

otm

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 29 May 2014 20:32 (three years ago) Permalink

Load isnt too bad and if it had been released as a side-project people would have been cool with it.
Everything after is just awful.

۩, Thursday, 29 May 2014 20:35 (three years ago) Permalink

outlaw torn is the best of the long songs here

i remember the rock radio station i listened to around this time played 'bleeding me' incessantly

ciderpress, Thursday, 29 May 2014 20:37 (three years ago) Permalink

the production on both of these albums is dog shit and James began his yodeling here.

from Load/Reload, these are the only songs I'd ever care to hear again:

The House That Jack Built
2x4
Fixxxer
Better Than You
Attitude
Prince Charming

getting strange ass all around the globe (Neanderthal), Thursday, 29 May 2014 20:45 (three years ago) Permalink

'The Outlaw Torn' is great and one of my favourites on the album, the only problem I have with it is that they ended up shortening it in some kind of obsessive "we have to fill the MAXIMUM time on the CD, guys!" exercise. They ended up putting the full version out as a B-side or something, if I recall. But fuck, couldn't they have just bumped off something like 'Poor Twisted Me' or 'Cure' for it, which would have been a bit more sensible?

Toni Braxton-Hicks (Turrican), Thursday, 29 May 2014 20:46 (three years ago) Permalink

Poor Twisted Me is like George Thorogood gone flaccid

getting strange ass all around the globe (Neanderthal), Thursday, 29 May 2014 20:47 (three years ago) Permalink

oh wait, "Until It Sleeps" has a pretty good chorus, I can still f/w that.

getting strange ass all around the globe (Neanderthal), Thursday, 29 May 2014 20:48 (three years ago) Permalink

Hmm. I actually like the production of Load/Reload. A lot of shit gets thrown at Bob Rock for these albums, but to my ears Bob Rock did his job well and any flaws of these records are entirely down to Metallica themselves.

Toni Braxton-Hicks (Turrican), Thursday, 29 May 2014 20:48 (three years ago) Permalink

I mean, as a producer you can only do so much with what the band have to offer, y'know?

Toni Braxton-Hicks (Turrican), Thursday, 29 May 2014 20:49 (three years ago) Permalink

i remember downloading a live recording of 2x4 way before the record came out. it wasn't even an mp3, it was an MP2! i think it was the first music i ever downloaded, and it was so distorted and lo-fi that it sounded amazing.

festival culture (Jordan), Thursday, 29 May 2014 20:49 (three years ago) Permalink

the drums are kinda the same level of overproduced as they were on TBA, but the guitars sound really slippery and wet which didn't really work for them.

also you can hear Newsted so there's that problem

getting strange ass all around the globe (Neanderthal), Thursday, 29 May 2014 20:50 (three years ago) Permalink

Jordan I d/led the early version of "Devil's Dance" and it sounded way better than the version that actually surfaced on disc. I remember not being able to find "2x4" while looking all over Netscape :(

getting strange ass all around the globe (Neanderthal), Thursday, 29 May 2014 20:51 (three years ago) Permalink

U GUYS are you NOT AFRAID of LARS' WRATH?? Talking about this downloadin'.

Call the Doctorb, the B is for Brownstein (Leee), Thursday, 29 May 2014 20:54 (three years ago) Permalink

hey these were bootlegs of songs that weren't released yet before he gave a shit :)

getting strange ass all around the globe (Neanderthal), Thursday, 29 May 2014 20:57 (three years ago) Permalink

Do you think they've been chastened by the fact that they were going after people for downloading the Loads?

Call the Doctorb, the B is for Brownstein (Leee), Thursday, 29 May 2014 21:02 (three years ago) Permalink

What makes me chuckle is that Lars threw his toys out of his pram over a leaked early version of 'I Disappear', of all songs. In fact, 'I Disappear' sounds like a cast-off from these sessions, and weren't 'No Leaf Clover' and '-Human' written around the time of Load/Reload also?

Toni Braxton-Hicks (Turrican), Thursday, 29 May 2014 21:05 (three years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 4 June 2014 00:01 (three years ago) Permalink

Sacko Bowl

getting strange ass all around the globe (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 4 June 2014 00:02 (three years ago) Permalink

And how long did it take everyone else to realise what the album art of Load actually is!?

― Toni Braxton-Hicks (Turrican), Thursday, May 29, 2014 3:46 PM (5 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

oh it was part of the whole promo campaign for the album, they were very up front about it.

i crank "Fuel" and "Hero Of The Day" and "Ain't My Bitch" when i hear them on the radio, but i can't imagine listening to all of this stuff. maybe at some point i will try Brad's best-of playlist.

take a load off, Whiney, and and aaaand you put the load right on me (some dude), Wednesday, 4 June 2014 01:01 (three years ago) Permalink

blood and semen, right?

getting strange ass all around the globe (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 4 June 2014 01:15 (three years ago) Permalink

when AMB came out a bunch of us thought it was "Ate My Bitch"

getting strange ass all around the globe (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 4 June 2014 01:15 (three years ago) Permalink

perhaps woulda made more sense if it was "f Big Lurch"

getting strange ass all around the globe (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 4 June 2014 01:15 (three years ago) Permalink

hahahahaha it would be amazing if that song was about some kind of monster or creature that was "headstrong" and "draggin' me down" before concluding, ruefully, "it ate my bitch"

some dude, Wednesday, 4 June 2014 01:34 (three years ago) Permalink

weirdest Shel Silverstein poetry ever

getting strange ass all around the globe (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 4 June 2014 01:35 (three years ago) Permalink

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

System, Thursday, 5 June 2014 00:01 (three years ago) Permalink

listened to 'until it sleeps' today... still great. If only the album had delivered on that promise.

sofatruck, Thursday, 5 June 2014 04:46 (three years ago) Permalink

Ugh how did I miss this?? Reload was maybe the second album I ever bought

Without relistening probably would go Fixxxer, then Memory Remains

, Thursday, 5 June 2014 09:09 (three years ago) Permalink

whaaaat people like "Until It Sleeps"? i consider them to be a solid singles act post-Black Album but i hate that one with a passion.

some dude, Thursday, 5 June 2014 10:32 (three years ago) Permalink

it's quite hard for me to pick a favourite, because i think there's more or less an equal and consistent level of blandness across the two records, but i think the two i'd least dislike to listen to these days are The Memory Remains and King Nothing.

charlie h, Thursday, 5 June 2014 11:09 (three years ago) Permalink

Until it Sleeps is fine.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Thursday, 5 June 2014 14:40 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah, it's not too bad. there are far worse offenders here.

charlie h, Thursday, 5 June 2014 14:52 (three years ago) Permalink

Actually surprised to see 0 votes for 'Where The Wild Things Are', 'Bleeding Me', 'Wasting My Hate' and 'Thorn Within'... and 1 vote for 'Poor Twisted Me'!?

Toni Braxton-Hicks (Turrican), Thursday, 5 June 2014 14:57 (three years ago) Permalink

The Metallica poll should be rolling out in 2015, 2017. I'm glad that someone's listening to these albums. We'll need something to fill in Nos. 41-50.

pplains, Thursday, 5 June 2014 15:00 (three years ago) Permalink

"Bleeding Me" I can't stand cuz his clean singing is agonizing on that album.

there are literally times on Load on higher notes where he sounds like fucking Weird Al.

Neanderthal, Thursday, 5 June 2014 15:19 (three years ago) Permalink

We'll need something to fill in Nos. 41-50.

Hey there's Garage Inc. and "The Ecstasy of Gold"!

Call the Doctorb, the B is for Brownstein (Leee), Thursday, 5 June 2014 16:38 (three years ago) Permalink

A couple from Death Magnetic will probably sneak in.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Thursday, 5 June 2014 17:02 (three years ago) Permalink

oh good my ballot will be 50% lulu

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 June 2014 17:30 (three years ago) Permalink

2 winners from this poll might sneak in somewhere between 45-50, but I can't imagine any others doing so given that there are 47 songs on their first 5 records.

intheblanks, Thursday, 5 June 2014 17:42 (three years ago) Permalink

I dunno, think people maybe like Hero of the Day more than Don't Tread on Me or Struggle Within.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Thursday, 5 June 2014 17:59 (three years ago) Permalink

"I Disappear" made a great intro for the sports show I used to produce. Sometimes we had to use special voiceovers, like if we were live in Alabama or somewhere, and that little spot where the "reel-to-reel" suddenly stops was a good edit point.

pplains, Thursday, 5 June 2014 18:04 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah, will revise my "might" and say that Hero of the Day and Until It Sleeps will definitely make the artist poll when it happens. Would be surprised if any others from these records do. Only time will tell, I guess.

intheblanks, Thursday, 5 June 2014 18:09 (three years ago) Permalink

"mama said" #1

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 June 2014 18:12 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

WHERE'S YOUR CROWN, KING NOTHIIIIIING!?!

pen pineapple apple pen (Turrican), Monday, 31 October 2016 20:01 (ten months ago) Permalink

http://jameshetfieldsoundboard.com

erudite beach boys fan (sheesh), Monday, 31 October 2016 20:34 (ten months ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

lol "Bad Seed" is such a Corrosion of Conformity castoff

Charles "Butt" Stanton (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 11 July 2017 22:44 (two months ago) Permalink

relistening now

"Slither" sounds like a riff you play whenever your finger slips when you're trying to switch frets

Charles "Butt" Stanton (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 11 July 2017 22:47 (two months ago) Permalink

"Prince Charming" trying to be legit metal but sounds more like cock rock

Charles "Butt" Stanton (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 11 July 2017 22:51 (two months ago) Permalink

lol @ "Attitude", ..."just let me kill you for a while".

Charles "Butt" Stanton (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 11 July 2017 22:54 (two months ago) Permalink

I guess my thoughts on these albums these days is you could probably cut about 30 minutes from Load down to the better tracks on the record, and then make a decent mini-album/EP out of Reload.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Wednesday, 19 July 2017 18:35 (two months ago) Permalink

give me fuel
give me fire
give me dabladablablah

-_- (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 19 July 2017 19:24 (two months ago) Permalink

'Fuel', like a few of the tracks of the period, sounds like it was written during a cigarette break, but 'Fuel' works, I think.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Wednesday, 19 July 2017 19:31 (two months ago) Permalink


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