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  • PJinILPJinIL satan's bedPosts: 333
    I didn't immediately take to Infallible when LB came out, but really loved Sirens. I went to 4 shows last fall and the tables have turned 180. Now Infallible is among my favs on the album and I can hardly listen to Sirens, especially on the boots. Timing is all over the place with the long drum fills and strumming parts.

    The message to me (part of it anyway) is life is only as busy as we allow it to be, and that keeps me from finding priorities. The Infallible message gives me inspiration to not let the important things get pushed aside. I don't remember being so damn busy when I grew up, my parents weren't this busy for some reason. Whatever it is, collectively we've lost track of something and how do we make sense of the complications of modern life.

    I do think Infallible could've been pushed a little harder on the album, but it makes the live version all the better to me. And, someone else said it's a great set up for Pendulum, that's spot on and awesome album layout. Like mac and cheese. Even on the boots, I sometimes expect for Pendulum to come on afterwards.
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  • deadendpdeadendp Northeast OhioPosts: 6,239
    I would and do take Infallible over Sirens.
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  • JammalamboJammalambo Posts: 931
    edited July 2014
    I like it, not my favorite on LB, but I like it.. The lyrics are great, the music is quite repetitive, and I think that's the main reason some people may dislike it.. but overall a good song.
    The OP, anyway, is plain wrong when says Eddie struggle to sing this song because of the time.. the time signature is a straight 4/4 from start to finish, and the guitar rhythm figures are very very simple, nothing weird or bizarre in this song..
    It's just a cool pop song, maybe the more "poppish" song they ever done.. Maybe this is what bothers you the most?
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  • PJfanwillneverleave1PJfanwillneverleave1 Posts: 12,885
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  • Last-12-ExitLast-12-Exit Charleston, SCPosts: 8,661
    Great song. I think the lyrics are brilliant and they don't seemed forced. I also think that if this song was released as a single, it could have easily reached different audiences and stayed on the charts longer than sirens.
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  • cookie84cookie84 liverpoolPosts: 91
    Not the best song or the worst of the album I'd take infallible over ltrp or swallowed whole all day It definitely sounds better live though..
  • DreamyDanDreamyDan netherlands/belgiumPosts: 82
    it sometimes pops into my head when i'm at work, and it sits there being quite jolly and fluffy {which i've never attributed to a Pearl Jam song before...} and at one point the comparison to Robbie Williams {british pop-artist, very main stream...} appeared - and then i kept thinking about this guy, whom my former other half hated, nay: despised, and i now hate to compare his stuff to a Pearl Jam song...

    so my mind is still very much divided about Infallible... it sounds different - for Pearl Jam - and it has a nice groove to it, and i like it on the whole, but i don't like that it reminds me of an ego-tripping pop-diva...
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  • Force Of NatureForce Of Nature Hertfordshire, EnglandPosts: 682
    Love the verse, that 'dirty' riff sounds great. I just think the chorus and solo feels a little out of place compared to the verse. normally find myself skipping after the second verse to be honest, but that takes nothing away from the awesomeness of the first half of the song
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  • Walking the milesWalking the miles TorontoPosts: 520
    I think Infallible is one of the best songs, lyrically,on the record. It's a wake up call. A quite protest song. And not just to the government of the day, but to all of us to wake up and realize we are the author of our own demise. I'm surprised that in discussing this song we are not talking about the message, rather then if the song is good or not.
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  • I still say this song is a fucking Classic.
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  • lazlobluelazloblue HoustonPosts: 737
    Infallible over Sirens for me.

    But my fave off Lightning Bolt is Pendulum.
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  • spacekaddettespacekaddette New York, NYPosts: 163
    Honestly, I don't know how I feel about it. I don't love it, but sometimes it takes awhile for me to get into songs. Especially with Pearl Jam. But when I get them, then I think they're absolutely genius.
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  • marilormarilor St Etienne, FrancePosts: 618
    I really like that song. Not the best one of this album but a great one !
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  • steeler4lifesteeler4life Philadelphia areaPosts: 405
    I like this song a lot. Well I did. I told my friend about it and he overplayed it around me so now it is sort of ruined. I try not to listen to it any more unless it comes up on shuffle so I can still get into it. I prefer the studio version of it though. I heard them play it in Philly last year and I didn't really like it. It might sound better on other boots, I'm not sure. It is better than songs like Yellow Moon and Swallowed Whole. I think I would I would rank it in the top half of LB. My favorite song on LB is My Father's Son. The bass riff in it is great and the song is so unique as a whole.
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  • I love infallible.

  • Somewhere a Transformer Dinobot is romping shooting flames out of its mouth to this rhythm!


    Which is fine by me!!
  • Just to add on, I am a fan of the song too
  • I love this song, and have since I first listened to it. It has a different feel to it at the beginning, and the chorus seems like pure PJ to me, and I like how the intensity of the chorus builds each time. I also dig the harmonies going on in this song (and in other sports on Lightning Bolt); I like that direction in the band. As someone else pointed out about the repetitiveness, I think that's what makes the song work, that opening riff, the repetition of "keep on..." that it opens and ends with, and what to me seems like a theme of inactivity, not getting your hands dirty so to say. I say this song is brilliant!
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  • What a great thread.

    :-q

  • PJfanwillneverleave1PJfanwillneverleave1 Posts: 12,885
    edited December 2015


    What a great thread.

    :-q

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  • Man I was exited when I saw a new post in this section.
    I like the section, and wonder why it is visted so little.

    I must say I was a bit disappointed to find it was the same post yet again.

    Why do you bother so much with this song if you don't like it?
    Why not post about a song you do like?

    I was excited too until the poster above me made a comment about this thread.
    Sorry to disappoint.
    Now I know what you mean.
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  • Sorry to disappoint.

  • calvo17calvo17 Posts: 440
    I think the lyrics are great. The song has grown on me over the last year. Something similar happened to me with Love Boat Captain. Didn't like LBC at all at first; now I think it's a gem. I'm not saying I consider Infallible a gem, but I really like those lyrics in the chorus.
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  • Man I was exited when I saw a new post in this section.
    I like the section, and wonder why it is visted so little.

    I must say I was a bit disappointed to find it was the same post yet again.

    Why do you bother so much with this song if you don't like it?
    Why not post about a song you do like?

    I was excited too until the poster above me made a comment about this thread.
    Sorry to disappoint.
    Now I know what you mean.
    Too bad your point is mute because you had so many oher reactions to respond to and chose mine instead. Mine was by no means the only new post. But it's nice to know that you know what I mean.
    ;)
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