Stuart Price Trilogy Top/Worse 5 (2013-2020)

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Re: Stuart Price Trilogy Top/Worse 5 (2013-2020)

#46 Post by the8thark » Thu 06 Feb 2020, 3:48 pm

So far here's a tally of everyone's preferences. Not including order of preference. Anywhere in your top 5 or worst 5 gets a point. So everyone gets 5 spots for best and 5 spots for worst (not including times where you put two tracks in a single spot).
Also I'm ignoring all the stuff not produced by Stuart Price.

Lets see which tracks were in everyone's top 5 or worst 5 the most.
Ranked in order of most votes.

Best

17 - Vocal
14 - Will-O-The-Wisp
13 - Hoping For A Miracle
11 - Axis
11 - Fluorescent
10 - Love Is a Bourgeois Construct
10 - Inside a Dream
9 - Burn
9 - The Dictator Decides
6 - The Pop Kids
6 - Inner Sanctum
5 - Undertow
4 - Burning The Heather
4 - Into Thin Air
4 - I Don't Wanna
3 - Bolshy
3 - Happy People
3 - Decide
2 - Say It To Me
2 - You Are The One
2 - Thursday
2 - Monkey Business
2 - Only The Dark
2 - An Open Mind
1 - The Last to Die
1 - Twenty-Something
1 - Sad Robot World


Worst

18 - Wedding In Berlin
17 - Pazzo!
15 - Groovy
14 - Shouting in the Evening
10 - Happiness
7 - Say It To Me
7 - The Last to Die
6 - Into Thin Air
6 - Bolshy
5 - Dreamland
3 - Love Is a Bourgeois Construct
3 - Axis
3 - Vocal
3 - You Are The One
3 - Twenty-Something
3 - Sad Robot World
2 - Thursday
2 - Monkey Business
2 - Get it Online
1 - Fluorescent
1 - The Dictator Decides
1 - Inner Sanctum
1 - Undertow
1 - Burn
1 - I Don't Wanna
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Re: Stuart Price Trilogy Top/Worse 5 (2013-2020)

#47 Post by PSBForTheMasses » Thu 06 Feb 2020, 8:35 pm

My top 5 would be something like this:
1. Decide (by far)
2. Monkey Business
3. Last to Die (the original may not be that outstanding but the Boys' magical touch is once more apparent- I am a little bit sad to see so much hate against it)
4. Fluorescent
5. Inner sanctum

The ones that particularly irks me
1. Bolshy
2. Love is a Bourgeois Construct
3. Burning the Heather
4. Into Thin Air
5. Wedding in Berlin.


That said, this decade is far better than their first decade in 2000s for me.

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#48 Post by MikeyC » Thu 06 Feb 2020, 10:06 pm

I can’t understand the dislike for “Bolshy”!! It’s one of my all-time favorite tracks and a shining standout on Electric. It fits that album’s theme perfectly and sounds like a modernized version of a track that’d be playing on a New York Street corner in the hot summer of ‘83.

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#49 Post by glennjridge » Thu 06 Feb 2020, 11:04 pm

I'm still in awe of that really trippy middle eight part where it goes a bit bonkers. its so good.

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#50 Post by domino » Fri 07 Feb 2020, 10:28 am

For me, Bolshy also hits the Top 5 of the trilogy.
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Re: Stuart Price Trilogy Top/Worse 5 (2013-2020)

#51 Post by Sage » Fri 07 Feb 2020, 12:15 pm

Bolshy is a skipper for me. Sounds like baby talk.

I remember hearing a song when it was new that sounds like an exact carbon copy of it with the bells, I'm pretty sure Bolshy is an unoriginal song lifted from one by another artist. I've only ever heard this other song once and haven't been able to track it down since. I was outside when I heard it I remember, it was being played out in the open from a shop or something along those lines. I'm guessing it was a popular track but short lived track at the time.

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Re: Stuart Price Trilogy Top/Worse 5 (2013-2020)

#52 Post by stussyboy » Fri 07 Feb 2020, 1:32 pm

Best

Vocal
Will o the wisp
Love is a bourgeois construct
The dictator decides
Burning the heather

Worst

Shouting In the evening
Pazzo
Groovy
Wedding in Berlin

Looking back, Electric is definitely my favourite of the 3
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Re: Stuart Price Trilogy Top/Worse 5 (2013-2020)

#53 Post by gehegu » Sat 08 Feb 2020, 12:44 am

stussyboy wrote:
Fri 07 Feb 2020, 1:32 pm
Best

Vocal
Will o the wisp
Love is a bourgeois construct
The dictator decides
Burning the heather

Worst

Shouting In the evening
Pazzo
Groovy
Wedding in Berlin

Looking back, Electric is definitely my favourite of the 3
You’re possibly right about electric, I would add super is definitely the worst. IMHO

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#54 Post by billjermaine » Sat 08 Feb 2020, 3:29 am

Electric the best of the 3 for me. The 12-inchiness of it all brought back memories of Introspective.

1. Vocal
2. Inside a dream
3. The dictator decides
4. Burning the heather
5. The pop kids

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Re: Stuart Price Trilogy Top/Worse 5 (2013-2020)

#55 Post by Spittingcat » Sat 08 Feb 2020, 1:25 pm

I prefer both Electric & Super… even though the song writing quality is still as high on Hotspot… and I think it’s the “12-inchness”, as you put it, that I miss on this one. Nearly every track could do with more instrumental elements in them… many feel like they are trying to cram as many vocals in as possible, leaving no room for the music to breath. The instrumental disc sort of remedies this a bit, as you get to hear, for example, all the beauty in Dreamland that you completely miss in the vocal version, or, just how good a dance track is hidden behind the wall of words in Monkey Business.

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