Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 09

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BOTTN: Track 09

Poll ended at Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:22 am

Watch Your Words
8
16%
One By One
4
8%
Show Me A Sign
24
48%
Farther Than The Sun
11
22%
You Will Be Remembered
3
6%
 
Total votes: 50

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Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 09

Postby Blackbird » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:22 am

Winner of Track 08: Blackbird (Blackbird)


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(what a stupid album name.)

01. Cry Of Achilles
02. One Day Remains
03. Brand New Start
04. Burn It Down
05. Metalingus
06. Broken Wings
07. Calm The Fire
08. Blackbird
09. -
10. -
11. -
12. -
13. -
14. -
15. -
16. -
17. -


I'll include a very reasonable hint that Jim posted three years ago: PLEASE DO NOT VOTE "THE LAST HERO" SONGS JUST BECAUSE THEY'RE FRESH IN YOUR MEMORY. PLEASE CONSIDER ALL SONGS AND HOW MUCH YOU LOVED THEM WHEN YOU FIRST HEARD THEM. TAKE YOUR TIME VOTING.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 09

Postby Lotha » Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:26 am

WYW.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 09

Postby AB23 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:27 am

one by one will always have special meaning to me because I think it's a top 5 most meaningful live performance they've ever put on in Spokane.



But I also think Watch Your Words is a truly underrated song of theirs. The lead up to the chorus beginning with "To truly see well you must have faith..." is one of the best parts of ODR.

You Will Be Remembered is a nice attempt at a tribute, but pales in comparison (lyrically and creatively) to the lyrics of One by One imo. And I wouldn't even say One by One is spectacularly worded at all... even though if you compare it to other military odes, you'd probably put it up with some of the best.

Show me a Sign is just not that good of a song to me. But others around here love it. The best part of SMAS is the intro. After that I'm not a big fan at all.

FTTS is a good live song. Also a good workout song. Outside of that, doesn't really stand out.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 09

Postby chtimixeur » Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:28 am

Farther Than The Sun. For me, its their banger song live, and it's unlike any other tune in their catalogue.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 09

Postby Dolo » Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:54 am

SMAS. The darkest and thus the moodiest track on ABIII.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 09

Postby Blackbird » Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:58 am

This is probably the easiest track number for me (alongside number eight, of course). Show Me A Sign is one of the best AB songs of all time that absolutely destroyed me emotionally when I heard it for the first time. All four other tracks are very likely bottom 10 (maybe One By One barely escapes that list). Watch Your Words is AB's worst song, period. Horrible vocal melody, abyssmal verse and chorus. FTTS is a wannabe-groovey song that just doesn't work, and YWBR is the worst ballad they've ever written.

Honestly though, SMAS would win almost every battle for me.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 09

Postby antiwal » Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:35 am

Toughie....all good tracks! But One By One gets my vote, love that damn track. The intro, the verses, THAT chorus, the breakdown...all top quality. Never understood the hate for it.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 09

Postby Arctic » Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:48 am

Track 9 looks like it's their weakest number across all of the records. I'm not in love with any of these, but Show Me A Sign is the best of the bunch.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 09

Postby Buffon » Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:57 am

Watch Your Words. Very underrated song, and one that I'd love to see brought back into the live setlist.

Farther Than The Sun and One By One are both brilliant too, and Show Me A Sign is good. But YWBR is their worst song, so that kinda destroys the average for an otherwise solid set of songs.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 09

Postby Krissie » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:03 am

Arctic wrote:Track 9 looks like it's their weakest number across all of the records. I'm not in love with any of these, but Show Me A Sign is the best of the bunch.



Same here. Blasphemy, I know, but I don't love either of these enough to actually cast a vote. I'm sitting this one out. :embarrassed

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 09

Postby antiwal » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:16 am

Krissie wrote:
Arctic wrote:Track 9 looks like it's their weakest number across all of the records. I'm not in love with any of these, but Show Me A Sign is the best of the bunch.



Same here. Blasphemy, I know, but I don't love either of these enough to actually cast a vote. I'm sitting this one out. :embarrassed


How bizarre!!!!! For me, this is a VERY strong group. How can you not vote for one? Some top AB tunes in this one.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 09

Postby Box Of Frogz » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:42 am

Love You Will Be Remembered.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 09

Postby coldenscence » Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:45 am

Show Me a Sign, without a shadow of a doubt.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 09

Postby WaywardOne » Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:54 am

FARTHER THAN THE SUN FOR THE WINNNNNNN!!!!


But thats just me.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 09

Postby antiwal » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:28 am

Show Me A Sign definitely has the scariest delivery of a line by Myles in all AB's catalogue. "To the dark I now am born" - shudder that's creepy shiz!

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 09

Postby Timotheus » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:37 am

Going with Show Me A Sign, but all these songs are amongst my least favorite tracks of the albums.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 09

Postby One Drew Remains » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:18 am

Free to fly Farther than the Sun!

Man are those solos good!
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 09

Postby SHEAKENBAKEN » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:20 am

Show Me A Sign. One of my faves off ABIII and in my top 10 songs.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 09

Postby AHart96 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:40 am

Very tough due to the fact that it's not a very strong group of songs.

WYW and One By One are both in my bottom 10 AB songs, so they're ruled out. I do like YWBR, but not more than the other two. In the end, SMAS just barely edges out FTTS
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 09

Postby Krissie » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:56 am

antiwal wrote:
Krissie wrote:
Arctic wrote:Track 9 looks like it's their weakest number across all of the records. I'm not in love with any of these, but Show Me A Sign is the best of the bunch.



Same here. Blasphemy, I know, but I don't love either of these enough to actually cast a vote. I'm sitting this one out. :embarrassed


How bizarre!!!!! For me, this is a VERY strong group. How can you not vote for one? Some top AB tunes in this one.


Like always, to each their own :) It's possible that my pissy mood today is having an effect too. Might still vote for either SMAS or OBO before the poll closes.


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