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PostSubject: worst elbow song!!   Tue 20 May 2008, 21:47

my votes are


audience with the pope
lay down your cross
an imagined affair
the everthere

the stops is saved, only because it exist as a live version as well.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Tue 20 May 2008, 22:12

drewbie wrote:
the stops is saved, only because it exist as a live version as well.
Surely The Stops is saved because it is one of the best?!
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Tue 20 May 2008, 22:29

The Everthere should be nowhere near this list! Just my opinion like...
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Wed 21 May 2008, 06:05

I think "least good" would be more appropriate. Wink

I never liked the sound of "Not a Job" on COT, it just sounds too MOR somehow (although it was a fun video Smile), but then they released an acoustic version on one of the B-sides and I realised there was a lovely song hiding in there.

I still think Audience With the Pope is too corny (perhaps I'm just missing something...)

Apart from that, they don't do "worst songs", hehe.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Wed 21 May 2008, 07:31

Agree with "The Everthere", never really got that song.

Also not keen on "Weather to Fly", my least favorite on TSSK, though lyrically it's amazing, the melody leaves me a little flat.

Also agree with "Not A Job", sounds a bit like a B-side to me.

However I'd listen to all of these on a continuous loop if it meant I never had to hear The Fratellis again.

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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Wed 21 May 2008, 07:33

There's only one song from elbow I'm not a fan of - Grace Under Pressure.

Audience with the Pope is a good giggle. Admitedly not one of their best but hardly crap. An Imagined Affair and The Everthere are beautiful. The Stops is brilliant. One of their best.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Wed 21 May 2008, 10:42

It's amazing to me how one song will move one person, while leaving another flat.

We all hear and feel them so differently.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Wed 21 May 2008, 11:26

Grace Under Pressure for me. But I like all their songs Smile
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Wed 21 May 2008, 11:37

Audience with the pope. It was ok after a couple of listens, but now it just sucks. I skip it.

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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Wed 21 May 2008, 16:27

drewbie wrote:
an imagined affair
the everthere

the stops is saved, only because it exist as a live version as well.

That's fighting talk where I come from!!!!11 *implodes*

The Stops is just lovely - particularly from the middle 8 to when Guy sings "if you need me to REMIND me who you are" and his voice goes up an octave on "remind". And The Everthere is lyrically one of the best songs they've written. An Imagined Affair sort of washed over me the first couple of times (a bit like Weather to Fly), but again, great lyrics.

Have to say, although LOTFW is still my favourite album, that I'm not too keen on the title track - lyrically very clever and all that, but musically it's the same four chords over and over again for the most part, and it's about two minutes too long, so I tend to skip it.

Some of the tracks off AITB I can take or leave... I'm not a big fan of Red or the title track.

I'm still ambivalent towards 'One Day Like This' as well, it sounds great on the radio (despite the fact they've edited out the third verse) but I still think it sounds more like Embrace than Elbow.

I suppose their 'worst' track is 'Kisses' (the B-side which is the band playing and some bloke waffling on about socialism over the top), I never got the point of that track really Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Wed 21 May 2008, 16:45

Have to agree with Lee's opinion on the LOTFW tracks. I can't have a bad word about them.

Like others Grace Under Pressure is mildly disagreeable,
The Fix, although different and good stand alone doesn't sit with the rest of the album for me.
Don't mix your drinks, a b-side for me too.

I feel ashamed now, criticising my beloved Elbow.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Wed 21 May 2008, 16:57

Why all the hate for Grace Under Pressure anyway? Those drums! That chorus! Way better than One Day Like This, im(not so)ho.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Wed 21 May 2008, 19:59

Think we've had this conversation before, Lee xD The drums are sweet
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Wed 21 May 2008, 20:35

yeah, I'm getting old... "laugh politely at repeats" indeed Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Wed 21 May 2008, 20:38

It's funny, I imagine I wouldn't like GUP as much if it were not for the drums...

One for the band to avoid acoustically I reckon.

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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Wed 21 May 2008, 21:22

I love the Grace Under Pressure lyrics. They're so very sweet. And there's something about that building up, leading up to, feeling of the song that sucks me in. And the drumbeat is way cool.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Wed 21 May 2008, 22:56

Topaz wrote:
It's amazing to me how one song will move one person, while leaving another flat.

We all hear and feel them so differently.

True, though it's interesting that certain songs do keep popping up here.
I have listened to Lay Down Your Cross twice, and have skipped it ever since; don't care much for The Everthere, either - it's just sort of blah to me. Sometimes I skip it; if I'm lazy, I let it go. Not crazy about An Audience With the Pope, and One Day Like This...it's funny, I really loved it initially, but for some reason it's wearing on me quickly.

Yeah, now I feel kinda guilty myself...
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Thu 22 May 2008, 15:14

The lack of love for The Everthere and Audience With the Pope is completely beyond me '__'
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Thu 22 May 2008, 22:42

well the word 'pope' is kinda silly and doesnt really sound good when sung, and it does not belong in a song, let alone in the title or chorus.
i think the songwriting is weak, and then that weird piano solo !!!
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Fri 23 May 2008, 18:51

To be brutally honest... the worst song Garvey and the boys have ever written would still leave most of the bands on the radio 1 playlist gasping for air and submitting their CV's to Tesco after the realisation that their life's work is shite.

I genuinely LIKE all of their songs, some i love, some i adore, some i think are boarderline flawless.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Fri 23 May 2008, 20:04

Word.

I couldn't agree more.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Fri 23 May 2008, 20:30

Nor could I. Well said.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Fri 23 May 2008, 20:37

drewbie wrote:
well the word 'pope' is kinda silly and doesnt really sound good when sung, and it does not belong in a song, let alone in the title or chorus.
i think the songwriting is weak, and then that weird piano solo !!!

When you read the interveiw that it's about "Over coming catholisism to enjoy sex" the song takes on a whole new light. It has been one of my favorites on the album since the very begining!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Sat 24 May 2008, 08:19

I agree with the least favourite theme.
So, my 'least favourite' has to be Buttons & Zips

I know it's all about opinion, but The Everthere?

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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Thu 29 May 2008, 13:21

Hmmm...

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