always thought this album sounded a lot like mid-period Jimmy Eat World
― rap is afraid of me (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 10 June 2014 14:25 (seven years ago) link
― emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 June 2014 15:14 (seven years ago) link
Probably "A Sunday" but its been way too long since I've listened to this record. Time to revisit!
― Funk autocorrect (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 10 June 2014 17:09 (seven years ago) link
Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.
― System, Tuesday, 17 June 2014 00:01 (seven years ago) link
really wish i could vote for the whole "ten"/"just watch the fireworks"/"for me this is heaven" section, which is so gorgeously paced
― emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 17 June 2014 01:39 (seven years ago) link
The whole album is gorgeously paced. The opening triptych is particularly impressive if only for its sheer range--like, here's how you go from slowcore to mainstream pop to Fugazi in a three-song blur.
I'm finding it hard to pick one song to vote for here because I don't think there's one song that best *represents* the album. I'm not sure that should be the criteria for picking a favourite song off of any album anyway, but I really don't know how I would go about trying to sell someone on Clarity on the basis of one track alone. That said, I'll probably stick with "A Sunday," a favourite mixtape opener of mine circa 1999/2000.
― You know something? He *did* say "well, yeah" a lot. (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 17 June 2014 02:52 (seven years ago) link
Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.
― System, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 00:01 (seven years ago) link
oh of course i polled this record
― insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Friday, 4 September 2015 14:40 (six years ago) link
i should've actually voted for the title track or "just watch the fireworks"
― flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:30 (three years ago) link
missed this poll when it happened. no way i could pick anything other than blister. the ultimate scream at the top of your lungs belter.
― they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:37 (three years ago) link
happy belated 20th birthday to the best album of all time
smoke weed listen to "goodbye sky harbor"
― jolene club remix (BradNelson), Friday, 1 March 2019 22:39 (two years ago) link
might just go drive over to sky harbor so i can turn around and drive away from it with that song cranked and look back on it in longingly through the rearview whilst screaming the lyrics. would probably make it home around the time the track ends lol.
― but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 1 March 2019 23:54 (two years ago) link
are we going to poll Futures? that's the one I have the most fun playing God with btwn the bonus tracks and the Stay on My Side Tonight tunes. (anything to ditch "Drugs or Me".)
― Simon H., Sunday, 28 April 2019 07:35 (two years ago) link
i’ll start a poll! the only b-side i’d put on the album is “shame” but then i like “drugs or me”
― american bradass (BradNelson), Sunday, 28 April 2019 10:23 (two years ago) link
i did itJimmy Eat World — Futures
― i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Thursday, 15 April 2021 18:35 (seven months ago) link
heard this for the first time & totally regret having always written them off because of "the middle", gorgeous album that finds a real sweet spot with its sound. "goodbye sky harbor" is astounding
― ufo, Thursday, 14 October 2021 01:36 (one month ago) link
― STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Thursday, 14 October 2021 02:25 (one month ago) link
Time to go through the whole discography ufo
― um, i mean... im sure weve all seen the videos, so... that will help (Spottie), Thursday, 14 October 2021 04:41 (one month ago) link
“A Sunday” is just a vibe I need more of
― Western® with Bacon Flavor, Thursday, 14 October 2021 04:47 (one month ago) link
this poll makes me feel like it's reasonable that Lucky Denver Mint is my favorite Jimmy Eat World, period
― alpine static, Thursday, 14 October 2021 06:07 (one month ago) link