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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Tue 12 Aug 2008, 09:07

Opinions are like assholes, and we welcome them all with open arms...

Er, that sounds wrong...wait a minute...um... Embarassed

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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Tue 12 Aug 2008, 09:28

yes it does MT Shocked TUT TUT
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Tue 12 Aug 2008, 10:20

I think an elbow album wouldn't be an elbow album unless it had a couple of grower tracks, after all, i'm sure that's why they've been consistantly my favorite band. I didn't get Weather to Fly until i listened to it a few thousand feet up and clouds wooshing past my window, suddenly it makes sence!

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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Tue 12 Aug 2008, 14:20

i loathed My Very Best to start with, but now i adore it!!

doesnt anyone else not like Buttons and Zips????
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Tue 12 Aug 2008, 20:19

I agree that Buttons and Zips isn't up to the usual standard. It's still pretty cool, though. Smile

I find The Everthere has the same growability as My Very Best, leo, keep it at! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Tue 12 Aug 2008, 20:53

i'll trust you then...
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Wed 13 Aug 2008, 22:28

leo wrote:
ribcage totally kills off an imagined affair or the everthere.

Eh? I don't follow your logic there. Ribcage isn't even on the same album! It's a bit like saying "That curry I had last year totally kills off the Chinese takeaway I had last week".

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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Wed 13 Aug 2008, 22:40

Ribcage wins for " All you have is kisses, and all i need is you."

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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Wed 13 Aug 2008, 23:05

Although I like The Fix and usually sing along to it pretending to be Richard Hawley, I think it's not a 'proper' Elbow song. affraid
For me an Elbow song should be based on some real life incident or personal thoughts/feelings/emotions rather than about a couple of made up (correct me if I'm wrong) chancers.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Thu 14 Aug 2008, 00:04

I think part of the definition of a great band is often that you can't be certain what you're gonna get. In this way, The Fix is an example of what makes Elbow great.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Thu 14 Aug 2008, 00:27

Agree that a great band shouldn't work to a formula but just feel that The Fix doesn't quite sit comfortably with all their other work.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Thu 14 Aug 2008, 02:08

If that's the case, I'd wager it's more to do with Hawley's presence.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Thu 14 Aug 2008, 08:57

Put your money away! I don't think it's anything to do with Richard Hawley or the fact that it's a duet, but more to do with the light-hearted nature of the song. I actually like the song so maybe I just need to open my mind.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Thu 14 Aug 2008, 09:36

look. its a cool song - like an audience with...pope - its just experimenting with new stuff. i love it.

the reason why ppl dont like elbow is cus ppl say theyre boring,,,,,, Arrow

hose 2 are hardly that (i dont find any elbow song boring, but those 2 are more obviously not boring)
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Thu 14 Aug 2008, 09:41

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leo wrote:
ribcage totally kills off an imagined affair or the everthere.

Eh? I don't follow your logic there. Ribcage isn't even on the same album! It's a bit like saying "That curry I had last year totally kills off the Chinese takeaway I had last week".

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thanks...

well. to keep with your analogy... if you asked someone what their favourite food was... if they said risotto, you wouldnt say "yeh but mines chips, and theyre from different cuisines so thats not allowed". you see. all im saying is ribcage is a far better song than those two. regardless of the album. just in general.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Thu 14 Aug 2008, 21:32

leo wrote:
lee spoons wrote:
leo wrote:
ribcage totally kills off an imagined affair or the everthere.

Eh? I don't follow your logic there. Ribcage isn't even on the same album! It's a bit like saying "That curry I had last year totally kills off the Chinese takeaway I had last week".

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thanks...

well. to keep with your analogy... if you asked someone what their favourite food was... if they said risotto, you wouldnt say "yeh but mines chips, and theyre from different cuisines so thats not allowed". you see. all im saying is ribcage is a far better song than those two. regardless of the album. just in general.

Fair enough, I tend to listen to Elbow albums all the way through anyway... so I wouldn't necessarily be thinking "this isn't as good as Ribcage" when listening to tracks off Leaders.


It just seemed an odd reason to give for not liking those two songs - because another song is better. I don't like The Kooks, but I wouldn't give the reason for not liking them as "Elbow are better" - I'd be more likely to say "because the lead singer of The Kooks sings like a badger who's caught his nuts in a bike" (to paraphrase Russell Howard on Mock The Week a moment ago).

I'm not so much interested in which Elbow songs people think are better or worse, as WHY people like or dislike them... although anyone who isn't slightly moved by the lyrics to The Everthere has no pulse. That's not my opinion, it's FACT.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Thu 14 Aug 2008, 21:36

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Agree that a great band shouldn't work to a formula but just feel that The Fix doesn't quite sit comfortably with all their other work.

I'd probably say the same about Bitten, or Snooks, or Picky Bugger... they're not really representative Elbow songs. Doesn't mean I don't enjoy them though...
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Thu 14 Aug 2008, 21:59

picky bugger is a stuperb song.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Thu 14 Aug 2008, 22:42

I would say Bitten and Snooks were fairly representative of the music Elbow were making at that time and aren't out of place on their respective albums. Picky Bugger is unmistakably an Elbow song even if it doesn't share the lush arrangements of other songs on LOTFW. To me The Fix seems more Richard Hawley ft Elbow rather than the other way round.
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Fri 15 Aug 2008, 11:45

i agree. but then again there was always a distinct difference between lennon and mccartney
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Sun 31 Aug 2008, 15:50

ChrissyBoy wrote:

The Fix, although different and good stand alone doesn't sit with the rest of the album for me.

This might be because i adore Richard Hawley, but i just can't have a bad word against the fix:P it's one of my favourite songs at the moment, and i think it was just an excuse for them to do a duet, which shows how close they've become, even though they met each other on a plane and the base for their friendship was that Richard bought Travel Battleships for the journey:P i just love the whole album tbh:P Friend of Ours always makes me cry though:P
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Mon 01 Sep 2008, 17:22

Grant wrote:

the base for their friendship was that Richard bought Travel Battleships for the journey:P

Haha, that's new to me. Class!
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Mon 01 Sep 2008, 17:25

Yeah, it's the interview on the cube thing on their website:P They're serial clinkers when together, those two:P I'll send you the link to it if you wish? http://www.theseldomseenkid.com/
Screw it, you're gettin' it anyway:P enjoy!Smile
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Tue 09 Sep 2008, 20:47

This has to be one of the worst elbow songs ever!

aaarrgggghhhh!!!

Enjoy! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: worst elbow song!!   Wed 10 Sep 2008, 14:53

I got 5 seconds into it, had to turn it off, how the fuck did you find that? Razz
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