Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

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BOTTN: Track 01

Poll ended at Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:02 am

Find The Real
1
3%
Ties That Bind
2
5%
Slip To The Void
9
24%
Cry Of Achilles
26
68%
Show Me A Leader
0
No votes
One Life
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 38

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Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby Blackbird » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:02 am

Has it only been 12 days since Walk The Sky was released? Yes. Is it probably too early to start this battle of epic proportions? Definitely. Am I too excited to delay it further anyway? Hell yeah!

I hope starting this so early won't falsify the results, but I think that most of you have already listened to the individual songs often enough to know whether you like them or not, and how they will compete against the older songs on their respective track number. Maybe it's even a fun idea to do this battle now and repeat it after a year or so to see whether things have changed (probably not though).

What I'm most excited about in this iteration is that the general consensus around here seems to be that WTS is one of the most consistent albums Alter Bridge have released yet, but that it's lacking real highlights. And since the Battle of the Track Numbers is all about which songs are the highlights amongst their competition, this could theoretically mean that not a single song from the new album could make it into the final track list. Let's find out together whether that'll be the case!

Like last time I did this, polls will be open for three days and I'll try to start the next battle asap after the last one has concluded.

With that said, I proudly present:


The Last Blackbird Fortress Remains The Sky III.5
(that name is even more ridiculous than last time.)

01. -
02. -
03. -
04. -
05. -
06. -
07. -
08. -
09. -
10. -
11. -
12. -
13. -
14. -
15. -
16. -
17. -


And, as always, a note that Jim originally posted: PLEASE DO NOT VOTE "WALK THE SKY" 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 01

Postby SHEAKENBAKEN » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:11 am

Cry of Achilles
Slip To The Void
Ties That Bind
Show Me A Leader
Find The Real
One Life
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby AHart96 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:19 am

Cry of Achilles
Slip to the Void
Find the Real
Show Me a Leader
Ties that Bind
One Life
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Rock Never Dies

Thanks for the sig Don Harry!

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby George » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:26 am

Voted Ties That Bind but it was dificult one to me.
I am really fan of Find The Real and Slip To The Void.

Wouldn't consider One Life.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby Blackbird » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:51 am

Basically the same procedure as last time: Cry of Achilles is by far the best song, but Slip is the best album opener. One Life doesn't really belong in this competition anyway since it's not a full song.

So the order for me would probably be:
1) Cry of Achilles
2) Show Me A Leader
3) Slip To The Void
4) Ties That Bind
5) Find The Real

... even though Slip is technically the better song over SMAL. In a month, I'd maybe switch their places, and then back again a month later.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby fix » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:10 pm

1) Cry of Achilles
2) Slip To The Void
3) Find The Real
4) Ties That Bind
5) Show Me A Leader
6) One Life

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby rscotta831 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:45 pm

It's not really fair to Walk The Sky to list "One Life" as the de-facto opening track as it's merely a prelude. It's most def "Wouldn't You Rather."

That said, their best opening track is a really difficult decision.

For me, it's more of a 1a, 1b, 1c ranking as all three are their Crème de la Crème tracks with a degree of separation so extremely minute, I could literally toggle them every single day.

1a. Slip To The Void (This gets the nod because it's my wife's fav and we have listened to it together half a billion times)
1b. Cry of Achilles
1c. Show Me A Leader

4. Ties That Bind
5. Find The Real
6. Wouldn't You Rather

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby RuRo » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:11 pm

When it comes to Battle of the Track Numbers this question sucks since Track 01 has several strong songs. Ties That Bind, Slip To The Void and Cry Of Achilles are all in my top 10 Alter Bridge songs. Despite having such strong songs it probably won't be that close of a contest in the poll - Cry Of Achilles will get the win and ultimately I'd probably agree with that as well, I just hate the idea of voting against both Slip To The Void or Ties That Bind when they would win most other matchups.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby Buffon » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:02 pm

Cry of Achilles will win comfortably, but the openers from the first four albums are all fantastic.

I will forever hate Show Me A Leader for ruining the streak.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby chtimixeur » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:57 pm

1. Find the Real
2. Ties That Bind
3. Cry of Achilles
...
4. One Life (love the MF4 sound, but it's too short)
5. Schlip (never liked it)
6. Show Me a Leader (cool intro, bland song)

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby MuffinMcFluffin » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:51 pm

1. Cry of Achilles




2. Slip to the Void
3. Ties That Bind
4. Show Me a Leader
5. Find the Real
6. One Life

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby Silvercreed » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:10 pm

Cry of Achilles
Slip to the Void
Find The Real
Show Me a Leader
Ties That Bind
One Life

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby scarecrow » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:27 pm

Slip To The Void by a mile.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby Micky » Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:50 pm

Had to think about this one but

Slip to the Void
Cry of Achilles
Ties That Bind
Find the Real
Show me a Leader
One Life(would be higher up if it was like 30 seconds longer)
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby Jesterhead92 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:49 pm

Only track number more obvious is gonna be 08. Also, everyone's ordering theirs so

1. Cry of Achilles
2. Ties That Bind
3. Find The Real
4. Slip To The Void
5. Show Me A Leader
6. One Life

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby Andy92 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:32 pm

COA will win but I will always vote for Slip
anguyen92 wrote:Oh well. Deal with it.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby scarecrow » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:38 pm

Andy92 wrote:COA will win but I will always vote for Slip


Top 5 AB song for me. Easily.

It should open every show.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby The Dissident » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:40 pm

Slip to The Void. Cry Of Achilles has grown on me but I never got the full hype behind it

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby scarecrow » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:50 pm

The Dissident wrote:Slip to The Void. Cry Of Achilles has grown on me but I never got the full hype behind it


It's really good but many AB fans seem biased towards the band's so-called "epics." They go apeshit over anything longer than 6 minutes.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby MuffinMcFluffin » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:53 pm

scarecrow wrote:
The Dissident wrote:Slip to The Void. Cry Of Achilles has grown on me but I never got the full hype behind it


It's really good but many AB fans seem biased towards the band's so-called "epics." They go apeshit over anything longer than 6 minutes.

Show Me a Sign and Burn It Down hold no such place in my heart.

EDIT: Darn, SMAS is 5:57. Still, my point stays the same haha.


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