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#16 Post by tottenhammattspurs »

domino wrote: Thu 02 Mar 2023, 3:35 pm One man's trash is another man's treasure …
A future B-Side title....
is is and isnt isnt

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tottenhammattspurs wrote: Fri 03 Mar 2023, 9:59 am
domino wrote: Thu 02 Mar 2023, 3:35 pm One man's trash is another man's treasure …
A future B-Side title....
Which I'll have to hate because I wrote it down here. What a pity!
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Sometimes it can take years for a track to make sense. I used to dislike You choose, and now I think it's beautiful. (Release is one of my favourite albums anyway.)
And I thought Hold on was an embarrassment, but I've grown to appreciate it.
I like it when that happens :-)

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ype wrote: Fri 03 Mar 2023, 10:19 am Sometimes it can take years for a track to make sense. I used to dislike You choose, and now I think it's beautiful. (Release is one of my favourite albums anyway.)
And I thought Hold on was an embarrassment, but I've grown to appreciate it.
I like it when that happens :-)
Spot on.

On initial rotations of Yes, I hated King Of Rome, yet after repeated listens, its just glorious.

The same rule, however, will never apply to Wedding In Berlin.
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There are only three PSB tracks that I've never managed to warm to and cannot get through without skipping:

The night I fell in love
Casanova in hell
Legacy

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domino wrote: Fri 03 Mar 2023, 10:03 am What a pity!
Another future b-side title.

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#22 Post by One of the crowd »

My playlist earlier....

1. Some Speculation
2. Monkey Business
3. Disco Potential
4. Pazzo!
5. The Sound Of The Atom Splitting
6. Casting A Shadow
7. The Former Enfant Terrible
8. Lies

Actually a decent listen

Will listen to this one when the knives are safely away.

01. Hold On
02. Burning The Heather
03. What Keeps Mankind Alive?
04. Love Is A Catastrophe
05. Electricity
06. Breathing Space
07. Ego Music
08. Boy Strange
09. Legacy
10. Footsteps

Omitting Wedding In Berlin, as it really is shit
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#23 Post by dbaseboy »

Just checking if it’s April Fools? This thread can’t be serious surely? Yes there’s the odd off ones but c’mon 😂

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One of the crowd wrote: Fri 03 Mar 2023, 11:59 am
ype wrote: Fri 03 Mar 2023, 10:19 am Sometimes it can take years for a track to make sense. I used to dislike You choose, and now I think it's beautiful. (Release is one of my favourite albums anyway.)
And I thought Hold on was an embarrassment, but I've grown to appreciate it.
I like it when that happens :-)
Spot on.

On initial rotations of Yes, I hated King Of Rome, yet after repeated listens, its just glorious.

The same rule, however, will never apply to Wedding In Berlin.
Never say never. x

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#25 Post by Pod »

Wedding in berlin is comfortably the worst track they have ever produced, in my opinion anyway.
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#26 Post by Meebabi »

Always interesting to see how varied everyone’s taste is. Some of the tracks mentioned are some of my faves.

Offhand, there are only 2 tracks I can think of that I ALWAYS skip.

1. Before

I have no issue with the lyrics, but absolutely cannot stand the very ‘90’s sound. Actually, I didn’t even like it when it came out in that decade! And I can’t stand the backing vocals. If I were to ever hear an alternative version with different music & without the background singers I might change my mind. As it is, just not my jam.

2. To Step Aside

I would actually like this track if it weren’t for the gypsy vocal samples. Always sounds to me like a bunch of children chanting/singing something intelligible.

I realize both of these songs are from “Bilingual”, though I actually really like the album, otherwise.

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#27 Post by spacewalker »

I never skip any track while listening to album in full, but there are songs that I never listen to separately from their albums. Electricity, almost the entire second half of Nightlife, Samurai in autumn, Numb, Vulnerable, Legacy, Ego Music, Everything means something, Sad robot world, Wedding in Berlin - it doesn't mean I dislike them, just don't really care for them (at least at the moment).
Talking about b-sides, I can't even remember what Nightlife-era, Electric-era and Super-era b-sides (apart from In bits, One hit wonder and Wiedesehen) sound like.

If I really try to name the worst PSB song, I think it'd be a tie between Before, Numb and Wedding in Berlin. The latter two are not completely their songs, though, so the "winner" is Before. There's something irritating about that main synth riff and Neil's vocals.

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#28 Post by Dog »

My 10 least favourite

What keeps mankind alive?
Falling
Nightlife
Tall thin men
Lies
Party song
Glad all over
The dumpling song
Wedding in Berlin
Cricket wife

For balance, my 10 favourites

Two divided by zero
Love comes quickly
King’s Cross
This must be the place I waited years to leave
I don’t know what you want but I can’t give it any more
King of Rome
Invisible
A face like that
An open mind
Will-o-the-wisp

10 tracks that I really like that many others here don’t seem to

Electricity
Saturday night forever
Love is a catastrophe
The night I fell in love
Numb
Legacy
Breathing space
Ego music
Hold on
Groovy

10 tracks that many others seem to love which I think are just ok

Your funny uncle
The end of the world
One and one make five
One in a million
To step aside
Hit and miss
The boy who couldn’t keep his clothes on
After the event
In his imagination
Decide

10 under appreciated songs

Violence
A new life
Young offender
The view from your balcony
Playing in the streets
Silver age
You choose
Twentieth Century
Girls don’t cry
Vulnerable

10 tracks I am really surprised to see called out in this thread

Some speculation
The truck driver and his mate
The ghost of myself
Closer to Heaven
I’m with Stupid
Together
Everything means something
Axis
Wiedersehen
Dreamland


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#29 Post by ahafan02 »

One of the crowd wrote: Fri 03 Mar 2023, 8:21 pm My playlist earlier....


01. Hold On
02. Burning The Heather
03. What Keeps Mankind Alive?
04. Love Is A Catastrophe
05. Electricity
06. Breathing Space
07. Ego Music
08. Boy Strange
09. Legacy
10. Footsteps

Omitting Wedding In Berlin, as it really is shit
I agree with this list but I have a soft spot for "Electricity", I'd replace that for the god-awful "Wedding in Berlin". A few others I don't like include:

Disco Potential
Saturday Night Forever
Vulnerable
Together (Their worst single IMO)
Bolshy

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#30 Post by leesmapman »

Ooh, Bolshy! I love that song! One of their best from the past 10 years I think. Maybe even 20. Make that probably.

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