Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 10

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BOTTN: Track 10

Poll ended at Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:47 pm

Shed My Skin
7
17%
Watch Over You
10
24%
Fallout
6
15%
Cry A River
0
No votes
Crows On A Wire
1
2%
Forever Falling
17
41%
 
Total votes: 41

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Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 10

Postby Blackbird » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:47 pm

Track 09 Winner: Show Me A Sign


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

01. Cry Of Achilles
02. Isolation
03. Ghost Of Days Gone By
04. Lover
05. Metalingus
06. Broken Wings
07. Calm The Fire
08. Blackbird
09. Show Me A Sign
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12. -
13. -
14. -
15. -
16. -
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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 10

Postby Timotheus » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:50 pm

Watch Over You or Shed My Skin. Going with Watch Over You.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 10

Postby anguyen92 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:57 pm

I'm going with Forever Falling. It's pretty much up there as the top two of my favorites from Walk the Sky. On another note, I do feel like Fallout is an unsung track. The section after the second chorus and before the last chorus may have been one of the most well-crafted sections they have ever done.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 10

Postby MuffinMcFluffin » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:42 pm

Forever Falling
Watch Over You
Shed My Skin
Fallout
Crows On A Wire
Cry A River

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 10

Postby One Drew Remains » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:57 pm

Shed My Skin
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9/17/11, 5/02/14, 10/16/14, 10/08/16, 1/28/17, 5/13/17, 12/08/17, 10/14/19

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 10

Postby Micky » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:21 pm

Forever Falling is better than anything on Blackbird and Fortress.

Just like Walk The Sky is better than Blackbird and Fortress combined.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 10

Postby Blackbirddd » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:03 pm

Watch Over You, the battle of the best 9 track is the only one I've 'lost' :(

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 10

Postby scarecrow » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:32 pm

Show Me A Sign is bad.

Forever Falling over Watch Over You for me here.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 10

Postby Arctic » Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:14 am

Gotta go with Watch Over You here. It’s in my top ten AB songs for a reason. Forever Falling is amazing but I can’t put it above WOY.

Fallout is also an underrated song.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 10

Postby Kreuger » Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:10 am

Fallout had always been a fave for me. Tough choice though. As these last few will be.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 10

Postby Blackbird » Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:20 am

Close call, but I voted for Fallout over Watch Over You because I believe that the biggest reason why I love WOY is the live version (acoustic!), and I probably like Fallout more as a song overall.

Forever Falling doesn't yet click for me as much as it seems to do for many others, I find the chorus extremely fucking bad (except the "I carry this light away" part where Myles' voice becomes dominant).

Shed My Skin, Crows and Cry A River all do nothing for me. Among the bottom 15 AB songs.

Fallout
Watch Over You
Forever Falling
Shed My Skin
Cry A River
Crows On A Wire

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 10

Postby Mr. Slash » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:51 am

Had to decide between Fallout and Forever Falling. I chose Forever Falling in the end.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 10

Postby VigilantSteve » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:59 am

Forever Falling
Watch Over You
Fallout
Crows On A Wire
Cry A River
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Shed My Skin (the most overrated AB song)

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 10

Postby Silvercreed » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:18 am

Forever Falling
Shed My Skin
Fallout/Crows On a Wire
Cry a River


Watch Over You

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 10

Postby Ubik » Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:25 pm

Forever Falling for me.
And if you fall, at least you tried
As you tremble on the wire...

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 10

Postby The Dissident » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:29 pm

Shed My Skin, with Watch Over You close behind then Forever Falling and Crows

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 10

Postby abw1987 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:39 pm

I honestly don't know what to do here. They're all so different, from sweet ballads to borderline metal, it's so difficult to compare them. I love each of these songs and my choice of which one I'd play would depend on my mood at any given moment.

"Shed My Skin" is such a nostalgic song for me, and Myles's pristine voice shines over Mark's clean guitars – a great example of how beautiful his voice sounds with all of the layering.

"Watch Over You" is fairly straightforward as far as AB are concerned, but a beautiful ballad that rarely fails to make me tear up when performed live, especially when the crowd sings along during the last chorus.

"Fallout" is an overlooked gem on AB III (admittedly by me as well) with a gorgeous chorus melody and a lovely solo.

"Cry A River" is a banger, with one of my favorite riffs on Fortress in the bridge and outro.

"Crows On A Wire" is another killer tune with an infectious melody and legendary bridge, highlighted by the monstrous riff that runs up the neck between lines in the chorus, not to mention Mark's badass backing vocals during the final chorus

"Forever Falling" is a neat track with its gritty metallic intro, subdued verses, catchy choruses, and beautiful interlude.

I really don't know what I'm going to pick yet. :pout

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 10

Postby abw1987 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:38 am

Decision made: I just voted Crows for the reasons noted above. This one almost feels arbitrary because they're all so good. Anyway, I cracked up to see I'm the only one who voted for it, so it doesn't matter anyway. :lol

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 10

Postby Schulzy » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:01 pm

Forever Falling gets my vote. It has really grown on me. Brian's bass slides and Flip's drumming elevate it into special status. It's the first song on the album that generated a memorable solo and sing along chorus. Those two elements are critical for me as I rank my all time favorite AB songs.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 10

Postby Blackbird » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:27 pm

Winner: Forever Falling

... which is the first Walk The Sky track that has won its battle!


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