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

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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,257
    Insignificance

    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.
    I agree, but most obscure never does.
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 9,238
    Light Years
    rgambs said:

    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.
    I agree, but most obscure never does.
    We're in a poll on a forum full of Pearl Jam nutcases... it's not obscure by any means.
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 9,238
    Light Years
    Then again my tastes do always seem to differ completely from what the popular fan base opinion seems to be.
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,257
    Insignificance

    rgambs said:

    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.
    I agree, but most obscure never does.
    We're in a poll on a forum full of Pearl Jam nutcases... it's not obscure by any means.
    Hahaha yeah we are nutty! This comes down to that distinction of favorite vs best.
    SOH is a solid favorite, but it's a poor best.

    I think that applies to Light Years too, and I voted for it to win lol
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 9,238
    Light Years
    rgambs said:

    rgambs said:

    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.
    I agree, but most obscure never does.
    We're in a poll on a forum full of Pearl Jam nutcases... it's not obscure by any means.
    Hahaha yeah we are nutty! This comes down to that distinction of favorite vs best.
    SOH is a solid favorite, but it's a poor best.

    I think that applies to Light Years too, and I voted for it to win lol
    See, I think lyrically SOH is one of the best songs they've ever written. Not just on this album. It's in my top 10 PJ songs. Musically I can see how it wouldn't attract people, it's very somber. But I think it sets the tone of the lyrics beautifully and creates an overall sonic masterpiece.
    That raises the good point about favorite vs best. And also, these polls are for the weakest "link" of each album. So, perhaps if you feel a song is great, but doesn't necessarily fit with the rest, that could factor in the votes as well.
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,257
    Insignificance

    rgambs said:

    rgambs said:

    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.
    I agree, but most obscure never does.
    We're in a poll on a forum full of Pearl Jam nutcases... it's not obscure by any means.
    Hahaha yeah we are nutty! This comes down to that distinction of favorite vs best.
    SOH is a solid favorite, but it's a poor best.

    I think that applies to Light Years too, and I voted for it to win lol
    See, I think lyrically SOH is one of the best songs they've ever written. Not just on this album. It's in my top 10 PJ songs. Musically I can see how it wouldn't attract people, it's very somber. But I think it sets the tone of the lyrics beautifully and creates an overall sonic masterpiece.
    That raises the good point about favorite vs best. And also, these polls are for the weakest "link" of each album. So, perhaps if you feel a song is great, but doesn't necessarily fit with the rest, that could factor in the votes as well.
    I'm really big on lyrics, SOH tells a cohesive story extremely well, and it is great, but "pours himself into his uniform" is the only line that stands out to me as exemplary in it's own right.
    Binaural is their best album lyrically, no doubt about it.
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  • Light Years
    It's getting closer...
    Do the evolution baby.

  • tbergstbergs Posts: 2,801
    Insignificance
    Light Years gets my vote between the choices left. A much better song and the Nurnberg performance from '00 is perfection. They really need to slow this song down again and play it proper to showcase how good it is. Maybe you've all forgotten?
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 6,249
    Light Years
    Looks like Light Years is going to pull out a close one.
  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 5,925
    Light Years
    weird choices for best song
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  • tweedyfanjentweedyfanjen Posts: 736

    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.
    Same here except I can't bring myself to vote.
    I'm through with screaming
  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 1,528
    Light Years
    Light Years was my fovorite when the album came out, but hasn't held on as well as some of the others for me.
  • whoanelly15whoanelly15 Posts: 513
    Insignificance

    Grievance or Sleight of Hand should've won.

    Yup.
    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.
    Then here's to the uncommon listener! Cheers!
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  • derbydavederbydave Columbus, OHPosts: 9,841
    Insignificance
    Was hoping to see Breakerfall win this album.
    Light Years is the best song left!!
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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,606
    Light Years
    I can't believe that it's this close. I still can't believe these are the 2 finalists but it is was it is...)

    @MedozK are you planning on including Lost Dogs? You could do separate polls for each disc, then combine them once it gets down to 5 or 6 from each disc... A lot of work I know, but these polls are a cool idea. Frustrating at times, but fun!
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  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 17,650
    Light Years
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.


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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 9,304
    Insignificance
    None of them deserve to be the ''best'' song of the album..but, since you are crazy..
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  • wall232wall232 New YorkPosts: 943
    Light Years
    Of the 2 left Insignificance is by far the better song. Going into this poll I really thought either Breakerfall or NAIS would come out on top.
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  • Light Years
    wall232 said:

    Of the 2 left Insignificance is by far the better song. Going into this poll I really thought either Breakerfall or NAIS would come out on top.

    Then you voted wrong lol!
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 12,169
    Insignificance

    wall232 said:

    Of the 2 left Insignificance is by far the better song. Going into this poll I really thought either Breakerfall or NAIS would come out on top.

    Then you voted wrong lol!
    no he didn't dork. He's saying insignificance is better so he voted for light years. Dirty I provide extra help during lunch; I highly advise you to come see me in order to work on your weakness in understanding instructions.
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  • Light Years
    mcgruff10 said:

    wall232 said:

    Of the 2 left Insignificance is by far the better song. Going into this poll I really thought either Breakerfall or NAIS would come out on top.

    Then you voted wrong lol!
    no he didn't dork. He's saying insignificance is better so he voted for light years. Dirty I provide extra help during lunch; I highly advise you to come see me in order to work on your weakness in understanding instructions.
    D'oh.

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  • tbergstbergs Posts: 2,801
    Insignificance

    mcgruff10 said:

    wall232 said:

    Of the 2 left Insignificance is by far the better song. Going into this poll I really thought either Breakerfall or NAIS would come out on top.

    Then you voted wrong lol!
    no he didn't dork. He's saying insignificance is better so he voted for light years. Dirty I provide extra help during lunch; I highly advise you to come see me in order to work on your weakness in understanding instructions.
    D'oh.

    F**k I'm stupid.
    Blame it on 04/20 ;)
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • shetellsherselfshetellsherself New JerseyPosts: 8,319
    Light Years
    I keep checking and it's getting closer. I think this is the closest final yet
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  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 6,249
    Light Years
    Close, but don't see Insignificance overcoming 12 votes in an hour.
  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 133,700
    Refuse to vote
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  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 133,700
    cutz said:

    NAIS for the win>LOL

    Best comment on the thread
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  • BSullyBSully IndianaPosts: 386
    Light Years
    Wow...what a tough choice...
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  • tbergstbergs Posts: 2,801
    Insignificance

    Refuse to vote

    Haha! What's funny is that I've yet to hear anyone say they thought one of these two is actually the strongest song on this album during this round.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 12,169
    Insignificance
    tbergs said:

    Refuse to vote

    Haha! What's funny is that I've yet to hear anyone say they thought one of these two is actually the strongest song on this album during this round.
    Because there are no stand out songs on this album.
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 1,678
    Insignificance
    mcgruff10 said:

    tbergs said:

    Refuse to vote

    Haha! What's funny is that I've yet to hear anyone say they thought one of these two is actually the strongest song on this album during this round.
    Because there are no stand out songs on this album.
    Except for Parting Ways. ;)
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