Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 15

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BOTTN: Track 15

Poll ended at Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:12 am

Solace
4
15%
New Way To Live
20
77%
Zero
2
8%
 
Total votes: 26

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Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 15

Postby Blackbird » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:12 am

Track 14 Winner: Words Darker Than Their Wings


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
10. Forever Falling
11. The End Is Here
12. Fortress
13. The Last Hero
14. Words Darker Than Their Wings
15. -
16. -
17. -


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 15

Postby VigilantSteve » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:12 am

New Way to Live is the only choice here, IMO. It's a superb song and it should have never been left off of the Blackbird album.

On the flip side, I think Zero is hands down one of their worst songs. It does nothing for me musically or melodically, and I don't like the lyrics at all either.

I don't have any strong opinions of Solace, as I simply haven't listened to it more than 2 or 3 times and honestly can't remember what it even sounds like.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 15

Postby One Drew Remains » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:38 am

Agreed.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 15

Postby Mr. Slash » Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:42 pm

Well I think all of these songs deserve to be more than just bonus tracks haha

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 15

Postby Kreuger » Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:53 am

Damn. Not an easy choice. But I picked New Way to Live.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 15

Postby gbruin » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:17 am

NWTL
Another photobucket casualty... :(
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 15

Postby abw1987 » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:32 am

I voted for "Solace". Ever since it was released, I've considered it one of their top-tier b-sides. For some reason it really moves me. Maybe it's the nostalgia of the composition and production, having been recorded with ODR but released so many years later: Mark's clean guitars, Myles's young vocals, and Flip's ODRish drums. The lyrics really hit home as well. "I pray my days will give me solace and I'll have faith." Can one wish for much else? To find peace and maybe have a little faith, whether it's in God, your fellow humans, or as Myles goes on to sing, "a better tomorrow, a better today"? It's a beautiful sentiment.

"New Way To Live" is close behind, with its creepy intro and such a powerful chorus. Last night I watched the NWLT performance on LFA and was really impressed by Myles's intensity. He's so chill on stage these days... I kind of miss the more passionate Myles of yore. I still love that they included a b-side in their set for that recording.

"Zero" is a solid track, yet one of few AB songs I concede deserves its b-side status.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 15

Postby Dolo » Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:30 am

NWTL. No competition. Anyone knows the reason why it wasn't put on the album and abominations like One By One or Break Me Down were?

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 15

Postby George » Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:16 pm

Voted for New Way To Life because of its chorus but I love Solace as it gives me a great feeling of nostalgia and I think the guitar tones of those times were the best Mark has ever had.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 15

Postby abw1987 » Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:40 pm

Dolo wrote:NWTL. No competition. Anyone knows the reason why it wasn't put on the album and abominations like One By One or Break Me Down were?

Abominations like One by One :lol

That song is a treasure.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 15

Postby Blackbird » Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:46 pm

This one's not even close. New Way To Live is one of the best songs they've ever written. Shame it's only a B-Side.


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