Poll--The Weakest Link: Vitalogy, Final Round - Corduroy Crowned Champion

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  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 1,676
    edited March 20
    Corduroy
    rgambs said:

    rummy said:

    rgambs said:

    rummy said:

    rgambs said:

    I clicked the wrong box, but I'm not that upset, Corduroy rocks.
    I think Immortality is a top 5 song and Corduroy is more a top 10 song.

    They're both top 5 songs for me.
    That's a damn tight list, I don't think I could squeeze Corduroy in top 5, but that's not saying much because top 10 is all top 5 worthy.
    I am referring to and voting based on best, not favorite.
    I have a "Top 7" that is impenetrable (For those who might care: Alive, Release, Go, Animal, RVM, Corduroy, and Immortality). Ranking these seven songs is extremely difficult - even impossible.
    I don't understand how Black didn't win the Ten poll...I understand we have all heard it to death and Release has more mystique for the fan base, but it isn't better than Black.
    Black is one of the all-time greatest songs ever and he hasn't outdone those lyrics in 25 years of excellent lyricism.
    Like the other war horses from Ten, I think Black suffered a bit of "overplayed" backlash. Each round saw one of the "big 4" get knocked out!
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  • JojoRiceJojoRice Atlanta, GAPosts: 722
    Corduroy
    Might as well flip a coin on this one. Very tough. Looking forward to the No Code poll!
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  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 5,923
    Immortality

    So far I've been able to choose which song is the weakest of the remaining by considering only studio versions against each other. This is too tough. I listen to them back to back and love them both. They affect me in completely different but equally awesome ways. I am now turning to live versions. I'm currently comparing Greenville Corduroy against Fenway 2 Immortality.

    I may be over-thinking this but with everything else there is to think about this is a welcome relief.

    that Greenville version was SICK!!
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  • SaravaSarava Naperville, ILPosts: 1,281
    Immortality
    This was a hard vote. I do prefer Immortality right now, but that's only because Corduroy has been overplayed for 20+ years. I had to think back to when Corduroy was a new song on the radio, and the OMG this song js amazing feeling I had back then. That made this vote easier to cast.
  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 1,676
    Corduroy
    Not trying to "cheat" but was wondering which song was winning?
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  • SaravaSarava Naperville, ILPosts: 1,281
    Immortality
    You can click show results before voting. That said, Corduroy has significantly less votes - thus it's on it's way to victory.
  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 1,676
    edited March 20
    Corduroy
    Sarava said:

    You can click show results before voting. That said, Corduroy has significantly less votes - thus it's on it's way to victory.

    Oh, so you can! Thanks.

    I shouldn't have looked...it's making me lean towards the very-probably loser.
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  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 1,676
    Corduroy
    It's done.
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 9,207
    Immortality
    Two of the best songs on the album remaining... tough choice, but a choice had to be made.
  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 1,511
    Immortality
    I should have worn my corduroy pants today in support of this poll
  • JbarkerJbarker Fort McMurray, AlbertaPosts: 280
    Immortality
    mace1229 said:

    I should have worn my corduroy pants today in support of this poll

    If nothing else, it reinvigorated fashion.
  • northerndragonnortherndragon somewhere, nowhere, anywherePosts: 9,280
    Immortality
    This was sooooo easy. It should have been gone a couple of rounds ago.
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    Sometimes it's not the song that makes you emotional it's the people and things that come to your mind when you hear it.
  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 133,694
    Corduroy
    need to start a coup
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  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 11,009
    Immortality

    This was sooooo easy. It should have been gone a couple of rounds ago.

    Nah. It's a worthy finalist.
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  • JojoRiceJojoRice Atlanta, GAPosts: 722
    Corduroy
    Because of you guys, I now have Immortality stuck in my head
    "I got memories, I got shit"
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,222
    Immortality
    JojoRice said:

    Because of you guys, I now have Immortality stuck in my head

    Hell yeah!! It's an easy guitar jam, might have to pick up the old guitfiddle and play it in honor of it's impending defeat.
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  • northerndragonnortherndragon somewhere, nowhere, anywherePosts: 9,280
    Immortality
    JimmyV said:

    This was sooooo easy. It should have been gone a couple of rounds ago.

    Nah. It's a worthy finalist.
    Nope, it's not.
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    You never really had to begin with.


    Sometimes it's not the song that makes you emotional it's the people and things that come to your mind when you hear it.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 37,082
    Immortality

    JimmyV said:

    This was sooooo easy. It should have been gone a couple of rounds ago.

    Nah. It's a worthy finalist.
    Nope, it's not.
    There are at least 4 other songs that I would have expected to beat out Immortality (not that that makes Immortality less than a great song anyhow).
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  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 11,009
    Immortality
    PJ_Soul said:

    JimmyV said:

    This was sooooo easy. It should have been gone a couple of rounds ago.

    Nah. It's a worthy finalist.
    Nope, it's not.
    There are at least 4 other songs that I would have expected to beat out Immortality (not that that makes Immortality less than a great song anyhow).
    Which ones?
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  • whoanelly15whoanelly15 Posts: 510
    Immortality
    Release
    RVM
    Corduroy

    Quite a start to a setlist. What will they play next?

    Hail Hail? Present Tense? Some of these votes have been so hard. Maybe I should start doing them based on a running setlist.

    Fuck it. Lukin it is.
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  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 1,676
    Corduroy

    Release
    RVM
    Corduroy

    Quite a start to a setlist. What will they play next?

    Hail Hail? Present Tense? Some of these votes have been so hard. Maybe I should start doing them based on a running setlist.

    Fuck it. Lukin it is.

    Hail Hail, Present Tense, and In My Tree are my "big three" from No Code. Off He Goes is brilliant as well. I should also include Sometimes but I think it gains points due to it's great pairing with Hail Hail (as opposed to a song on its own).
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  • JojoRiceJojoRice Atlanta, GAPosts: 722
    edited March 21
    Corduroy
    I think Lukin & Red Mosquito could be a strong underdogs for the No Code poll
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  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 1,676
    Corduroy
    JojoRice said:

    I think Lukin & Red Mosquito could be a strong underdogs for the No Code poll

    Red Mosquito, yes. I dunno about Lukin, however. I wouldn't be surprised if it makes a first round exit.
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  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 1,511
    Immortality
    rummy said:

    JojoRice said:

    I think Lukin & Red Mosquito could be a strong underdogs for the No Code poll

    Red Mosquito, yes. I dunno about Lukin, however. I wouldn't be surprised if it makes a first round exit.
    Round 1 pick is going to be a toss-up between I'm Open, Habit and Lukin for me.
  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 1,676
    Corduroy
    mace1229 said:

    rummy said:

    JojoRice said:

    I think Lukin & Red Mosquito could be a strong underdogs for the No Code poll

    Red Mosquito, yes. I dunno about Lukin, however. I wouldn't be surprised if it makes a first round exit.
    Round 1 pick is going to be a toss-up between I'm Open, Habit and Lukin for me.
    Not going to go after Stone?
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  • shetellsherselfshetellsherself New JerseyPosts: 8,319
    Immortality
    lolobugg said:

    So far I've been able to choose which song is the weakest of the remaining by considering only studio versions against each other. This is too tough. I listen to them back to back and love them both. They affect me in completely different but equally awesome ways. I am now turning to live versions. I'm currently comparing Greenville Corduroy against Fenway 2 Immortality.

    I may be over-thinking this but with everything else there is to think about this is a welcome relief.

    that Greenville version was SICK!!
    It WAS!!! Such an amazing moment...."live from Greenville it's Saturday night! Happy record store day, we're going to play you some records!" Then they proceed to rip it up! One of the best corduroys ever I suspect.
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  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 1,511
    Immortality
    rummy said:

    mace1229 said:

    rummy said:

    JojoRice said:

    I think Lukin & Red Mosquito could be a strong underdogs for the No Code poll

    Red Mosquito, yes. I dunno about Lukin, however. I wouldn't be surprised if it makes a first round exit.
    Round 1 pick is going to be a toss-up between I'm Open, Habit and Lukin for me.
    Not going to go after Stone?
    I really like Mankind. One of the only songs I havent seen live too. I was so mad, last show I was at Ed introduced Stone as singing the next song and I got excited. Then it was Dont Gimme No Lip. So dissapointed.
  • Immortality
    mace1229 said:

    rummy said:

    mace1229 said:

    rummy said:

    JojoRice said:

    I think Lukin & Red Mosquito could be a strong underdogs for the No Code poll

    Red Mosquito, yes. I dunno about Lukin, however. I wouldn't be surprised if it makes a first round exit.
    Round 1 pick is going to be a toss-up between I'm Open, Habit and Lukin for me.
    Not going to go after Stone?
    I really like Mankind. One of the only songs I havent seen live too. I was so mad, last show I was at Ed introduced Stone as singing the next song and I got excited. Then it was Dont Gimme No Lip. So dissapointed.
    I'm not in the same place with you here, Mace.

    I heard it in Vancouver and was mildly disappointed before the first note was played. I just don't care for the tune very much.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 37,082
    Immortality
    mace1229 said:

    rummy said:

    mace1229 said:

    rummy said:

    JojoRice said:

    I think Lukin & Red Mosquito could be a strong underdogs for the No Code poll

    Red Mosquito, yes. I dunno about Lukin, however. I wouldn't be surprised if it makes a first round exit.
    Round 1 pick is going to be a toss-up between I'm Open, Habit and Lukin for me.
    Not going to go after Stone?
    I really like Mankind. One of the only songs I havent seen live too. I was so mad, last show I was at Ed introduced Stone as singing the next song and I got excited. Then it was Dont Gimme No Lip. So dissapointed.
    I really like Mankind too.
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  • northerndragonnortherndragon somewhere, nowhere, anywherePosts: 9,280
    Immortality
    mace1229 said:

    rummy said:

    JojoRice said:

    I think Lukin & Red Mosquito could be a strong underdogs for the No Code poll

    Red Mosquito, yes. I dunno about Lukin, however. I wouldn't be surprised if it makes a first round exit.
    Round 1 pick is going to be a toss-up between I'm Open, Habit and Lukin for me.
    Those are three of my favorites from the album. Lukin is just a stellar 58 seconds of awesome.
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