Favorite tracks: Modern Life Is Rubbish

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What are your five favorite tracks from Modern Life Is Rubbish?

For Tomorrow
48
15%
Advert
22
7%
Colin Zeal
19
6%
Pressure on Julian
7
2%
Star Shaped
25
8%
Blue Jeans
46
15%
Chemical World
39
12%
Intermission
4
1%
Sunday Sunday
11
4%
Oily Water
27
9%
Miss America
14
4%
Villa Rosie
9
3%
Coping
25
8%
Turn It Up
1
0%
Resigned
17
5%
Commercial Break
0
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Total votes: 314

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Re: Favorite tracks: Modern Life Is Rubbish

Post by Sean » 29 Mar 2015, 18:45

It is absolutely sublime and features some of their best harmonies.
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Re: Favorite tracks: Modern Life Is Rubbish

Post by Daysleeper » 29 Mar 2015, 19:02

For Tomorrow
Starshaped
Blue Jeans
Chemical World
Coping

Resigned was very close to making the cut.

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Re: Favorite tracks: Modern Life Is Rubbish

Post by Jason » 29 Mar 2015, 19:04

For Tomorrow
Blue Jeans
Chemical World
Sunday Sunday
Oily Water

For me Advert through Star Shaped are all good songs that I had trouble picking between, so instead I picked Oily Water which I also like quite a lot, but which is more distinctive. Outside of a few that stand out most of the rest are also good and I feel bad about having to choose some at the expense of others. Parklife will be a lot easier for me.

Blue Jeans has the strange vocal harmonies and off drum beats that float their way into a lovely chorus. The lyrics have a nice sentiment.

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Re: Favorite tracks: Modern Life Is Rubbish

Post by 101reykjavik » 29 Mar 2015, 19:08

AdvertBreak wrote:I hate to say this but I've never got why people find Blue Jeans the best song.
It's up there, I chose it in my top five, but it isn't the best in my opinion.
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Post by My Name Is Mud » 29 Mar 2015, 21:26

MsMagicAmerica wrote:Damn this is hard! Had to go with Coping

Glad no one has (of yet) picked "Turn it Up"
Dave's brilliant drumming makes that a far better song than it should be!
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Re: Favorite tracks: Modern Life Is Rubbish

Post by My Name Is Mud » 29 Mar 2015, 21:27

Arse! I'm the only one who voted for Intermission so far.
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Re: Favorite tracks: Modern Life Is Rubbish

Post by JAIME » 29 Mar 2015, 21:31

My Name Is Mud wrote:Arse! I'm the only one who voted for Intermission so far.
I love Intermission and Commercial Break, but it's impossible for me to vote for them in this poll when you have too many great songs.

I'd like to vote for 12 songs at least, but I can't.

What a GREAT ALBUM!!
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Re: Favorite tracks: Modern Life Is Rubbish

Post by maria » 29 Mar 2015, 21:47

For Tomorrow
Star Shaped
Oily Water
Coping
Resigned

Damn! I feel guilty for leaving others out :lol:
What a fantastic album.
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Re: Favorite tracks: Modern Life Is Rubbish

Post by JoelT » 29 Mar 2015, 21:48

1. Blue Jeans
2. For Tomorrow
3. Resigned
4. Chemical World
5. Miss America
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Re: Favorite tracks: Modern Life Is Rubbish

Post by 101reykjavik » 29 Mar 2015, 21:57

JAIME wrote:
My Name Is Mud wrote:Arse! I'm the only one who voted for Intermission so far.
I love Intermission and Commercial Break, but it's impossible for me to vote for them in this poll when you have too many great songs.

I'd like to vote for 12 songs at least, but I can't.

What a GREAT ALBUM!!
Exactly this. There are SO many songs one could choose, it would possible to make a case for most of the tracks. I love Intermission too. I was listening to it earlier today in fact. Such great energy.
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Re: Favorite tracks: Modern Life Is Rubbish

Post by zoozilla » 29 Mar 2015, 21:59

My choices:

For Tomorrow
Advert
Colin Zeal
Oily Water
Villa Rosie

I've always had a soft spot for Villa Rosie, I think because of Graham's crazy "riff" that starts it off.

I feel bad for not choosing Blue Jeans or Starshaped or Coping... I consider this one of Blur's most consistent albums. And the B-sides aren't bad, either. Crazy the sheer volume of songs they were pushing out in this period.

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Re: Favorite tracks: Modern Life Is Rubbish

Post by tom_cas1 » 29 Mar 2015, 22:04

For Tomorrow is probably in my bottom 3 songs on the album.
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Re: Favorite tracks: Modern Life Is Rubbish

Post by 101reykjavik » 29 Mar 2015, 22:10

tom_cas1 wrote:For Tomorrow is probably in my bottom 3 songs on the album.
What??!! Wash your mouth out now! :lol:
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Re: Favorite tracks: Modern Life Is Rubbish

Post by tom_cas1 » 29 Mar 2015, 22:42

Nah I'm serious! Not a fan of the song in general to be honest.
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Re: Favorite tracks: Modern Life Is Rubbish

Post by Rubi » 29 Mar 2015, 22:43

You heretic! :P

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