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 Post subject: Is there agreement on what the best Backspacer songs are
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I argued in some thread that there is much less consensus regarding what the best songs are on Backspacer then there are on other records. Lets find out.

Rank the songs on backspacer in the following way

Good/Great songs



Average Songs




Below Average songs





I'll leave this open for a week or so and then we'll tally this up (3 points for good/great, 1 for average, 0 for below average)

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Good/Great:

Gonna See My Friend
Got Some
The Fixer
Johnny Guitar
Just Breathe
Force of Nature
The End

Average:

Amongst the Waves
Unthought Known (kind of above average but definitely not as good as the ones above)
Speed of Sound

Below Average:

Supersonic

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There should be a fourth category for terrible songs.

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Good/Great songs:
Gonna See My Friend
Got Some
Johnny Guitar
The End

Average Songs:
Just Breathe
Unthought Known

Below Average Songs:
The Fixer
Amongst the Waves
Supersonic
Speed of Sound
Force of Nature


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Great:
The End
Got Some

Good:
Johnny Guitar
Just Breathe

Almost good:
Unthought Known
Gonna See My Friend

Kinda lame:
Supersonic
Amongst The Waves
Speed Of Sound
Force Of Nature

Terrible:
The Fixer

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I'm still a Backspacer defender. I actually really like it.

I'll rank them like this:

Great:
The End

Good:
Johnny Guitar
Force of Nature
Gonna See My Friend
Got Some
Unthought Known
Just Breathe

Kinda lame:
Amongst the Waves
Speed of Sound
Supersonic

Bad:
The Fixer

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Good/Great songs
amongst the waves
just breathe
johnny guitar
gsmf
speed of sound hawaii

Average Songs
unthought known
the fixer
the end

Below Average songs
supersonic
speed of sound
force of nature


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Great:
The End
Force of Nature
Johnny Guitar

Good:
Gonna See My Friend
Got Some
Speed of Sound
Supersonic -i cant help but tap my toe :\ , sucks live though
Just Breathe

Just Fine:
The Fixer

Lame:
Amongst the Waves
Unthought Known


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good/great
gonna see my friends
got some
unthought known
the end

average
johnny guitar
just breathe
supersonic
SOS
FON

below average
the fixer
amongst the waves

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theplatypus wrote:
I'm still a Backspacer defender. I actually really like it.

I'll rank them like this:

Great:
The End

Good:
Johnny Guitar
Force of Nature
Gonna See My Friend
Got Some
Unthought Known
Just Breathe

Kinda lame:
Amongst the Waves
Speed of Sound
Supersonic

Bad:
The Fixer


Is kinda lame average or below average? I want to try and assign points so I need the same categories

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The only song I really don't like is Force of Nature. I don't get the love for that song.


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stip wrote:
theplatypus wrote:
I'm still a Backspacer defender. I actually really like it.

I'll rank them like this:

Great:
The End

Good:
Johnny Guitar
Force of Nature
Gonna See My Friend
Got Some
Unthought Known
Just Breathe

Kinda lame:
Amongst the Waves
Speed of Sound
Supersonic

Bad:
The Fixer


Is kinda lame average or below average? I want to try and assign points so I need the same categories


I guess Average.

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Farmer John wrote:
The only song I really don't like is Force of Nature. I don't get the love for that song.


I love it. I think it has a great melody. I like the percussion and piano parts. And the lyrics are great.

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Three categories really isn't enough. I mean so many of these songs fall between categories.

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Also, don't we have SOTM polls for this?

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Farmer John wrote:
The only song I really don't like is Force of Nature. I don't get the love for that song.


some people are confused. btw do you watch an idiot abroad? suprised no one has a thread in arts/enteratinemnt for it.


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Good/Great songs:
GREAT: The End
GOOD: Johnny Guitar, Just Breathe, Unthought Known

Average Songs:
Got Some

Below Average songs:
Amongst The Waves, Supersonic, Speed of Sound, Force of Nature

Terrible songs:
Gonna See My Friend, The Fixer

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Good/Great:
Great-- The End
Really good--Unthought Known
Good--Just Breathe (on its way to average though, probably)

Average:
Amongst the Waves, Got Some, Speed of Sound

Below average:
Force of Nature, Johnny Guitar

Down right bad:
Gonna See My Friends, Supersonic, The Fixer

I can't get either Speed of Sound or Force of Nature in my head. They might be the other way around. Or maybe both should be below average because I can't even place them, that's how forgettable they are.

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theplatypus wrote:
Farmer John wrote:
The only song I really don't like is Force of Nature. I don't get the love for that song.


I love it. I think it has a great melody. I like the percussion and piano parts. And the lyrics are great.


I kind of like the verses and that piano is cool, but to me, the chorus and outro sound too much like that cheesy Inside Joby crap Mike's been writing lately.


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nah wrote:
Farmer John wrote:
The only song I really don't like is Force of Nature. I don't get the love for that song.


some people are confused. btw do you watch an idiot abroad? suprised no one has a thread in arts/enteratinemnt for it.


yes! I downloaded all the episodes after they aired in the UK. Pretty hilarious stuff. Although Karl's constant bitching and moaning can get tiresome.


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