Favourite TMW Studio Versions?

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What's your 3 favourite songs from the Magic Whip?

Lonesome Street
13
10%
New World Towers
4
3%
Go Out
11
8%
Ice Cream Man
13
10%
Thought I Was a Spaceman
18
13%
I Broadcast
7
5%
My Terracotta Heart
6
4%
There Are Too Many of Us
5
4%
Ghost Ship
16
12%
Pyongyang
26
19%
Ong Ong
7
5%
Mirrorball
8
6%
Y'all Doomed
1
1%
 
Total votes: 135

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Favourite TMW Studio Versions?

Post by TripleJay97 » 20 Apr 2015, 21:46

I'll allow revoting! I imagine people will change their opinion a lot on this :P

Obviously the people refusing to stream/download will have to wait until their respective release dates to vote!

I changed the poll to allow you to pick your top 3 songs: tom_cas1
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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Version?

Post by tom_cas1 » 20 Apr 2015, 21:48

So tough. It's been Ice Cream Man, Ghost Ship and Pyongyang for me. Maybe change the poll to top 3 songs, Jay?
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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Version?

Post by 101reykjavik » 20 Apr 2015, 21:48

Jesus. This is going to be all over the place for me (and others I'm sure). For now I said Spaceman. It will be something else shortly.

Spaceman, Pyongyang and Mirrorball are the complex heart of this album.
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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Version?

Post by davidsutter » 20 Apr 2015, 21:49

no fair man the other ones let you pick five

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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Versions?

Post by tom_cas1 » 20 Apr 2015, 21:52

I've changed the poll to allow people to vote for 3 options, a top 3 as it were like in the other threads. This thread can then continue to live as people become more familiar with the songs etc. Sorry Jay. :P
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Post by TripleJay97 » 20 Apr 2015, 21:54

Awh, I was gonna be evil and demand they pick 1 :x :lol:
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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Versions?

Post by bugman » 20 Apr 2015, 21:55

ice cream man and ghost ship for sure

but third.... spaceman or Pyongyang or mirrorball

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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Versions?

Post by tom_cas1 » 20 Apr 2015, 21:57

TripleJay97 wrote:Awh, I was gonna be evil and demand they pick 1 :x :lol:
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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Versions?

Post by He's So High » 20 Apr 2015, 21:57

1. Thought I Was A Spaceman
2. Pyongyang
3. New World Towers

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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Versions?

Post by TripleJay97 » 20 Apr 2015, 22:03

Ghost Ship
Pyongyang
Thought I Was a Spaceman
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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Version?

Post by elasticaman » 20 Apr 2015, 22:42

tom_cas1 wrote:So tough. It's been Ice Cream Man, Ghost Ship and Pyongyang for me. Maybe change the poll to top 3 songs, Jay?
im feeling the same
really not liking spaceman at all. had to resist skipping it many times

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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Versions?

Post by Rubi » 20 Apr 2015, 23:13

Just listened to the album, first time.

First and foremost, it's a terrific record! Not a single bad track, the sheer variety of the songs, and so different from anything the band has ever done before. You just gotta appreciate the creativity behind these boys, and how they manage to pull one amazing album after another even after all these years and the hiatus.

Now, compared to the MODE gig, there's one thing that stands out the most: the album is much more electronic and much less guitar heavy. You could barely notice any electronic sounds in the MODE stream, for example in songs like I Broadcast and Pyongyang. But whereas I actually like the studio version of the former better, I think Pyongyang is much stronger live. Graham's rough guitar and Damon's vocals in the chorus give it an epic feel that the album version lacks. Not saying the album version is bad, but it's a completely different beast to its live counterpart. At least for me. I also miss those "la la la's" before the solo and during the interlude.

As for the rest, everything lived up to expectations. Really enjoyed Ice Cream Man and Ghost Ship (first time ever listening to them). Especially Ghost Ship was a pleasant surprise.

If I had to pick three favorite tracks right now, it would be:

My Terracotta Heart
Pyongyang
I Broadcast

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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Versions?

Post by elasticaman » 20 Apr 2015, 23:16

pyongyang really could have been beautiful and epic, in a battery in ur leg way, but it never really soars in the way i had hoped it would, and it falls a little flat, which is a shame

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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Versions?

Post by Sean » 20 Apr 2015, 23:24

It's too difficult. I vote for them all.
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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Versions?

Post by Rubi » 20 Apr 2015, 23:35

elasticaman wrote:pyongyang really could have been beautiful and epic, in a battery in ur leg way, but it never really soars in the way i had hoped it would, and it falls a little flat, which is a shame
I don't think it falls flat. It's like with Tender. The album version is very mellow, whereas live the song takes a life of its own. But that doesn't make the album version less good.

In this context, I think we're being very much influenced by the fact that we've been listening to the MODE stream for almost a month, and we created certain expectations in our heads about how the album was going to sound. But many times a live performance is very different from its studio counterpart, and this is the case with The Magic Whip. Just like it was the case with 13, and even Think Tank.

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