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 Post subject: Re: Bottom 10 songs
PostPosted: Tue July 14, 2020 7:12 am 
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bodysnatcher wrote:
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probably a boring collection of mostly backspacer & lb songs


Indeed, so to make it more interesting here is the weakest link on each album IMO (excluding novelty tracks like Bugs, Arc, I'm Open, etc):

Deep
Glorified G
Whipping
Who You Are
Pilate
Sleight of Hand (*ducks*)
Thumbing My Way
Gone
Supersonic
Future Days
Retrograde


top half is insanity, bottom half is pretty accurate. so this list averages out to a 5 out of 10.


Top half speaks to how strong the 90's albums are, rather than how weak those tracks are (they would all still easily beat most of Avocado through LB).


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 Post subject: Re: Bottom 10 songs
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ridleybradout wrote:
chewm wrote:
probably a boring collection of mostly backspacer & lb songs


Indeed, so to make it more interesting here is the weakest link on each album IMO (excluding novelty tracks like Bugs, Arc, I'm Open, etc):

Deep
Glorified G
Whipping
Who You Are
Pilate
Sleight of Hand (*ducks*)
Thumbing My Way
Gone
Supersonic
Future Days
Retrograde

Sure, I'll play....

Why Go
Leash
Spin The Black Circle
Habit
Pilate
Gods' Dice
Save You
Inside Job
Force of Nature
Swallowed Whole
Never Destination


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 Post subject: Re: Bottom 10 songs
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How's things, Pete? I feel like we never chat anymore.


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not bad

got tested for covid yesterday, but it's pretty unlikely that i have it, either way im working from home until the results come back

how are things with you and yours?


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 Post subject: Re: Bottom 10 songs
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cutuphalfdead wrote:
not bad

got tested for covid yesterday, but it's pretty unlikely that i have it, either way im working from home until the results come back

how are things with you and yours?

Good luck on your Covid test. I hope it comes back negative. This shit, as you know, isn't a joke.

We're fine. The world is on fire and there's literally no hope on the horizon. No idea what the next few months are going to bring but I'm not optimistic. But at least I liked the new Pearl Jam record. So, that's cool.


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 Post subject: Re: Bottom 10 songs
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durdencommatyler wrote:
ridleybradout wrote:
chewm wrote:
probably a boring collection of mostly backspacer & lb songs


Indeed, so to make it more interesting here is the weakest link on each album IMO (excluding novelty tracks like Bugs, Arc, I'm Open, etc):

Deep
Glorified G
Whipping
Who You Are
Pilate
Sleight of Hand (*ducks*)
Thumbing My Way
Gone
Supersonic
Future Days
Retrograde

Sure, I'll play....

Why Go
Leash
Spin The Black Circle
Habit
Pilate
Gods' Dice
Save You
Inside Job
Force of Nature
Swallowed Whole
Never Destination


Deep
Leash (Live fatigue of Small Town almost put it at #1.)
Stupid Mop (I do love that they did something this demented, though.)
I'm Open
Wishlist
Soon Forget
Thumbing My Way
Marker in the Sand (Gone and Big Wave are turds, but Marker is a unique low point for PJ.)
Supersonic (Too much to choose from on BS. Tomorrow it'll be Force of Nature. Next day it'll be Johnny Guitar and then...)
Future Days (I really appreciate how much Ed loves his wife but being madly in love can really compromise one's finer aesthetic decision-making.)
Never Destination (ND isn't terrible, but man I wish Stone could've come up with even just one crunchy, riff-driven track to supplant Ed's mediocre musical effort here. I'm not asking for a DTE or Hail, Hail but even just something at a Life Wasted-level would have been better. But I get it, he has three small kids at home and songwriting maybe isn't his biggest priority at this point.)


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 Post subject: Re: Bottom 10 songs
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F’n Wishlist?!


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Lightning Bolt
Let The Records Play
Wishlist
Future Days
Mind Your Manners
Just Breathe
Thumbing My Way
Soon Forget
Gone
Never Destination


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tragabigzanda wrote:
F’n Wishlist?!

Yeah, I know. Sorry man. I like the song, but it's such a great album that even PMPM is more interesting to me. I do find Wishlist a little sweet in places and not particularly compelling, musically. That said, it's far better than a lot of the songs I listed -- it's fucking Hail Hail compared to those Backspacer songs.


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Guys, I think the point of this is to make it interesting by excluding the cop-out not-really-a-proper-PJ-song tracks like Stupid Mop, Red Dot, I'm Open, Soon Forget etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Bottom 10 songs
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Those tracks are exactly what makes this interesting.


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 Post subject: Re: Bottom 10 songs
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Stupid Mop & Red Dot are cop outs, I think. Pry, to is suspect. The rest are fair game. Ten & yield are making this hard for me.


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Rob wrote:
Stupid Mop & Red Dot are cop outs, I think. Pry, to is suspect. The rest are fair game. Ten & yield are making this hard for me.

I really dig Red Dot, Aye Davanita and Pry, To. Hummus is pretty cool, too. I never skip them, which I can't say for some of their non-interlude, non-hidden track-type songs. So with that, I'll amend my inclusion of Stupid Mop for Vitalogy with Bugs, although I love Bugs. Or is Bugs also off the table?


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 Post subject: Re: Bottom 10 songs
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Why Go
Dissident
Betterman
I'm Open
Wishlist
Soon Forget
Thumbing My Way
Gone
Just Breathe
Let The Records Play
Never Destination


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Small Town
Bugs - does this count?
I’m Open - does this count?
Pilate
Soon Forget - does this count?
Green Disease
World Wide Suicide
Gonna See My Friend
Sleeping By Myself
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Least favorite by album...and not including the instrumental tracks...

Deep
Leash
Satan's Bed (not including any of the experimental songs)
I'm Open
Pilate
God's Dice
Get Right
Gone
Supersonic
Let The Records Play
Take the Long Way

Ranking the best of the worst

1. Deep
2. Satan's Bed
3. Leash
4. Take The Long Way
5. Gone
6. I'm Open
7. Pilate
8. Get Right
9. God's Dice
10. Supersonic
11. Let The Records Play


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 Post subject: Re: Bottom 10 songs
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tyweed wrote:
ND isn't terrible, but man I wish Stone could've come up with even just one crunchy, riff-driven track to supplant Ed's mediocre musical effort here. I'm not asking for a DTE or Hail, Hail but even just something at a Life Wasted-level would have been better.

Stone's songs (as combined with Ed's lyrics/vocals) really define the band's musical blueprint for me; Once, Even Flow, Alive, Black, Animal, Daughter, Dissident, Last Exit, STBC, Hail Hail, DTE, etc.

I really feel the absence of those flagship Gossard-penned tunes on most of the band's records in the last two decades, including Gigaton.


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Stupid Mop
Lukin
Push Me, Pull Me
Soon Forget
Thumbing My Way
Inside Job
Supersonic
Sleeping By Myself
Take the Long Way

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