Poll--The Weakest Link: Binaural Champion - Light Years

MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 6,229
edited April 21 in The Porch
CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND
Evacuation, Soon Forget and Rival eliminated in Round 1.
God's Dice, Sleight of Hand and Breakerfall eliminated in Round 2.
Thin Air, Parting Ways and Nothing As It Seems eliminated in Round 3.
Of The Girl and Grievance eliminated in Round 4.

Again, you are going to pick the song that you think is the "Weakest Link" from the remaining list after a couple days the song with the fewest votes will be crowned CHAMPION.

The poll will close on Friday (4/21) at 2:40pm cst.
Post edited by MedozK on

Poll--The Weakest Link: Binaural Champion - Light Years 135 votes

Light Years
46%
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Insignificance
53%
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  • Light Years
    Go Insignificance!
    Do the evolution baby.

  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 11,963
    Insignificance
    Dirty, remember you are voting for the weakest song, so don't vote for your favorite song. Got it? This is only the 25th time we've done this.
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  • Light Years
    Light Years the winner...?

    Do the evolution baby.

  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 9,391
    Light Years
    How did we get to these two?
  • JbarkerJbarker CanadaPosts: 273
    Light Years
    This was by far the weirdest album for these polls.
    Certainly a testament to how good all the songs are.
  • pearljam1809pearljam1809 Posts: 750
    Insignificance
    Jbarker said:

    This was by far the weirdest album for these polls.
    Certainly a testament to how good all the songs are.

    agreed
  • Light Years
    I'm getting ready to eliminate "Arc" on Riot Act...
    Do the evolution baby.

  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 1,654
    Insignificance
    I remember when I first starting listening to Binaural and thinking how Light Years and Insignificance were the two most "catchy" (not too sure if that's the right word) of all the tracks. Admittedly, I like others better now but these two were probably the most "immediate" songs.
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  • pearldavidsonpearldavidson YinzPosts: 1,049
    Insignificance
    Both my favorite songs from this album, but I have to go with Light Years.
  • pearldavidsonpearldavidson YinzPosts: 1,049
    Insignificance

    I'm getting ready to eliminate "Arc" on Riot Act...

    Lol
  • whoanelly15whoanelly15 Posts: 488
    Insignificance
    Jbarker said:

    This was by far the weirdest album for these polls.
    Certainly a testament to how good all the songs are.

    This. And Insignificance deserves credit for being what seems to me like the most long shot finalist. I get where it kind of feels like "the hit" from this record, but for me, it's just never been that. Maybe that's the beauty of Binaural. It's almost like there shouldn't be a single. Like these songs shouldn't exist individually, only as a part of this album.
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  • cutzcutz Posts: 6,483
    edited April 20
    Insignificance
    NAIS for the win>LOL
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  • ledveddermanledvedderman Posts: 7,222
    Insignificance

    Jbarker said:

    This was by far the weirdest album for these polls.
    Certainly a testament to how good all the songs are.

    This. And Insignificance deserves credit for being what seems to me like the most long shot finalist. I get where it kind of feels like "the hit" from this record, but for me, it's just never been that. Maybe that's the beauty of Binaural. It's almost like there shouldn't be a single. Like these songs shouldn't exist individually, only as a part of this album.
    Ah yes, the Kid A approach. I can agree to that.

    I also agree with the poster who said these two songs were the most immediate upon first listen.

    God damn Binaural is amazing.
  • SJD3232SJD3232 Posts: 1,388
    Insignificance
    Easy choice. Light Years is top 7-8 for me
  • PorchgirlCOPorchgirlCO ColoradoPosts: 1,185
    Insignificance
    MedozK said:

    CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND
    Evacuation, Soon Forget and Rival eliminated in Round 1.
    God's Dice, Sleight of Hand and Breakerfall eliminated in Round 2.
    Thin Air, Parting Ways and Nothing As It Seems eliminated in Round 3.
    Of The Girl and Grievance eliminated in Round 4.

    Again, you are going to pick the song that you think is the "Weakest Link" from the remaining list after a couple days the song with the fewest votes will be crowned CHAMPION.

    The poll will close on Friday (4/21) at 2:40pm cst.

    Weird I was just thinking about light years not 5 min ago since my friend from work just lost her husband last night. So sad
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  • Light Years
    mcgruff10 said:

    Dirty, remember you are voting for the weakest song, so don't vote for your favorite song. Got it? This is only the 25th time we've done this.

    Lol

    I picked. This was my 1st strategic vote. It was an anger vote. A vote spawned from mild disappointment.

    Neither of these songs is the best two from this album IMO. They're not even in the top five for me. I knew this stretch of albums was going to be interesting and... interesting is what we have.
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  • Light Years
    Bombs dropping down....
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  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 29,850
    Light Years
    well, this one sucked. love them both.
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  • Abe FromanAbe Froman Posts: 3,307
    Light Years
    Love Binaural start to finish but Light Years would've been my first to go.
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 558
    Insignificance
    Well I've voted for Insignificance 3 times in a row. Here's to hoping the third times a charm!
  • erocshiftyerocshifty Posts: 927
    Light Years
    The only vote I was able to bring myself to cast for this record.
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  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 10,903
    edited April 20
    Insignificance
    I like Light Years but it's not the best song on this album. Assuming the voting stays as is, it will be a strong contender for my first round vote when we get to the Champions poll.
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  • graham1978graham1978 Posts: 45
    Light Years
    Damn hard choice, these two. I voted simply for the one that I have on heaviest rotation.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 9,049
    Insignificance
    Not what I expected...
  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 7,041
    Insignificance
    The studio recording of Light Years is phenomenal and when they play it in concert the band makes awesome dedications.
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  • shetellsherselfshetellsherself New JerseyPosts: 8,315
    Light Years

    The studio recording of Light Years is phenomenal and when they play it in concert the band makes awesome dedications.

    True but imo it's played too fast live now. Also, maybe Im risking being cold-hearted, but I feel like there is a point when there are too many sad dedications. Imo insignificance is a better song anyway and is the only one to rival :smile: Breakerfall for the win. In general I favor heavy, rocking songs.
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 9,391
    Light Years

    The studio recording of Light Years is phenomenal and when they play it in concert the band makes awesome dedications.

    True but imo it's played too fast live now. Also, maybe Im risking being cold-hearted, but I feel like there is a point when there are too many sad dedications. Imo insignificance is a better song anyway and is the only one to rival :smile: Breakerfall for the win. In general I favor heavy, rocking songs.
    Agree on the dedications. It means a lot to the people in the room which is great though.
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,046
    Insignificance

    Grievance or Sleight of Hand should've won.

    There's no way SOH is the best song on the album. It's not accessible to a common listener, acquired tastes are good for those who have acquired them, but they don't compare to the universally accepted greats.
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 9,038
    edited April 20
    Light Years
    rgambs said:

    Grievance or Sleight of Hand should've won.

    There's no way SOH is the best song on the album. It's not accessible to a common listener, acquired tastes are good for those who have acquired them, but they don't compare to the universally accepted greats.
    Most common doesn't always mean best.
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