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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Thu 29 May 2008, 14:59

MrsMagicalTrevor wrote:
Hmmm...

Newborn silent

Joke, right? ...Right?!?!? Surprised If not, I'm curious to know: What bugs ya about it?
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Thu 29 May 2008, 15:19

actually, I'm not a big fan of Newborn either. Bit too noodly for me. Probably better live.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Thu 29 May 2008, 15:22

It's one of my top favourites and the song I first heard, that got me into them from the start. Yes it is totally awesome live - an experience more than a song! (Alright I'd better stop there...)

I'd be interested too to know what's not good about it for you Mrs MT (if this isn't a wind-up Smile) Another example of how we all appreciate (or don't) things differently.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Thu 29 May 2008, 15:32

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actually, I'm not a big fan of Newborn either. Bit too noodly for me. Probably better live.

I know where you're coming from, lee...I'm not too patient with endless instrumental friggery either, as a general rule. But Newborn isn't like that, IMHO...it's creating a mood and telling a story, sort of, so there's a point to it. It's not just noodling for noodling's sake and it serves a purpose in the context of the song. It does gain a lot in live performance, for sure...very intense and very gorgeous!
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Thu 29 May 2008, 15:48

Nope not a joke, just does absolutely nothing for me musically. No matter how many times I see them do it live I still hate it.

Nice sentiment but that swelling wall of noise bores the pants off me, and it never seems to go anywhere somehow...

Not for me I'm afraid, but each to their own eh?

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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Wed 18 Jun 2008, 12:33

i'm not a lover of Newborn either. If I am trying to get someone into Elbow I would never introduce them with that song. No way!
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Wed 18 Jun 2008, 13:09

Audience With The Pope is weak.

And I agree, The Fix doesn't really feel like it belongs with the rest of the tracks on the album.

Fallen Angel is also a bit rock-by-numbers in my opinion; a bit too plodding for my liking.

Still all miles better than almost anything by other bands though.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Wed 18 Jun 2008, 20:12

russycarps wrote:
i'm not a lover of Newborn either. If I am trying to get someone into Elbow I would never introduce them with that song. No way!

It takes all sorts. I think it's one of their best.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Wed 18 Jun 2008, 21:08

Im not a huge fan of the fix
My brother said that it sounded like a theme tune to a tv show, and ever since he said it, its all i think of when it plays.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Fri 20 Jun 2008, 05:05

Yes, The Fix is definitely out of its place on the beautiful new album. Wonder what the story is behind that song but otherwise I can't think of any bad Elbow song, to be honest Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Fri 20 Jun 2008, 18:30

I love the Fix, its a bit of light reliefe on an beautiful, but dark album... I also heart Audience with... it gives me the wibbly wobbles!

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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Thu 26 Jun 2008, 05:00

Never been a big fan of Ribcage. To me, Cast of Thousands is the bands weakest album, it has a couple of standout moments, but it is just not a cohesive set of tracks in my mind, and Ribcage just doesnt bring out any feeling or emotion at all, which is a complete rarity for me and Elbow...
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Thu 26 Jun 2008, 05:58

funny that, I LOVE Ribcage... I think it's Craig's piano that makes it great.

It's not what I'd call a typical Elbow song though.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Thu 26 Jun 2008, 07:28

It's that burst from a choir singing 'Sun Inside' that does it for me on Ribcage. Agree about it being the weakest album though.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Thu 26 Jun 2008, 10:04

Don't Mix Your Drinks.

The Fix is OK, but different.... words are clever, but it's not an Elbow song

Apart from that most stuff falls into two categories, like it or love it.

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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Thu 26 Jun 2008, 12:38

I personally dont like Switching Off. I also agree Cast of Thousands is the weakest out of the four albums.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Thu 26 Jun 2008, 16:30

Chan no offence... but do you have a reflection when you look in the mirror... because i can only assume the undead don't get switching off!!!

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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Fri 27 Jun 2008, 07:59

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Chan no offence... but do you have a reflection when you look in the mirror... because i can only assume the undead don't get switching off!!!

Hehehe, i just dont like it that much. I have been told to liven myself up more though, so maybe i am undead as you say!!
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Fri 27 Jun 2008, 13:14

I can't believe how amny people don't like grace under pressure...it's one of my favorites
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Fri 27 Jun 2008, 15:41

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I also agree Cast of Thousands is the weakest out of the four albums.

It's the least cohesive, as Mirrorballed said above, but I'd still rather listen to COT than AITB.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Mon 11 Aug 2008, 21:59

GRACE UNDER PRESSURE IS AMAZING... AND AN AUDIENCE WITH THE POPE IS MEANT TO BE A COMEDY. NUMNUTS!!!!

WORST ELBOW SONGS... ERM...

THE EVERTHERE, BUTTONS AND ZIPS, AN IMAGINED AFFAIR, AND FUGITIVE MOTEL ISNT GOOD EITHER.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Mon 11 Aug 2008, 22:02

Woah there pickle. A, calm down. B, for someone who called Garvey a poet, you've just slated their most poetic song. The lyrics to Fugitive Motel stand alone without the music IMHO.

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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Tue 12 Aug 2008, 02:27

The Everthere is a grower, took me almost a year to click, now I love more than a lot of others.
As for Fugitive Motel, herecy I say, herecy.

Enough with the shouting, already ^^
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Tue 12 Aug 2008, 08:08

leo wrote:
GRACE UNDER PRESSURE IS AMAZING... AND AN AUDIENCE WITH THE POPE IS MEANT TO BE A COMEDY. NUMNUTS!!!!

WORST ELBOW SONGS... ERM...

THE EVERTHERE, BUTTONS AND ZIPS, AN IMAGINED AFFAIR, AND FUGITIVE MOTEL ISNT GOOD EITHER.

In your opinion only I hope. I disagree 100% with your choices. Grace is (IMO) Elbow's worst. Fugitive Motel is just about the best thing they have ever done, The Everthere and Imagined Affair are also excellent songs.

Just my opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Tue 12 Aug 2008, 09:04

right... if i could read the lyrics to fugitive motel as a poem id love it, bus the music seems a bit limp, the same with the everthere.

ribcage totally kills off an imagined affair or the everthere.

and... LOTFW is an outstanding album, but 1 or 2 tracks on it just dont click for me. the same with COT. not a job and fugitive motel dont seem to register. just an opinion like...

now people might say that i dont like the quieter elbow songs... not true. i adore great expectations and friend of ours. and many others.

oh and sorry for the capitals, i didnt realise!!
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