Do you like Sirens

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  • handreads7-30handreads7-30 Posts: 289
    No!
    Pap said:
    Check out the version from Milton Keynes 2014. :wink:
    i think the delivery throughout the europe 2014 tour was good but the audience interaction especially for the outro made it excellent. that aside, the solo still kills me. i feel more "every rose has its thorn" or "i remember you" hair band ballad that completely turns me off. 
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  • KC138045KC138045 Columbus, OHPosts: 2,659
    No!
    I skip it or change the station whenever it comes on.  It rivals parachutes as their worst song IMO.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 44,137
    No!
    ZeldaZonk said:
    Count me as a definite no. This is one of the few PJ songs that I really don't like to the point where I change the station whenever it's on PJ Radio. The other one is Yellow Ledbetter. 
    Yeah, it's bad when it comes on the radio, particularly when I'm in the company of someone else who knows what a big PJ fan I am. I find it rather embarrassing. :lol:
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  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,380
    No!
    I find it a shame that if/when any future Greatest Hits album gets released, alongside classics like Alive, Animal, Corduroy, etc we'll see Sirens (and Last Kiss...and Just Breathe)
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  • evenflow82evenflow82 Posts: 3,444
    edited July 24
    No!
    Give a little bit by REO Speedwagon... Try to unhear that every time you listen to Sirens from now on.
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  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 7,755
    No!

    reminds me a Queensryche ballad.

    and the only thing worse than the solo was the solo in Cinci 2014 when Mike's guitar was out of tune.


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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 14,353
    Yes!
    lolobugg said:

    reminds me a Queensryche ballad.

    and the only thing worse than the solo was the solo in Cinci 2014 when Mike's guitar was out of tune.


    And the only thing worse than that was when they played the opening notes of Parachutes.

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  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 7,755
    No!
    lolobugg said:

    reminds me a Queensryche ballad.

    and the only thing worse than the solo was the solo in Cinci 2014 when Mike's guitar was out of tune.


    And the only thing worse than that was when they played the opening notes of Parachutes.


    shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. that was great!!!

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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 44,137
    No!
    lolobugg said:

    reminds me a Queensryche ballad.

    and the only thing worse than the solo was the solo in Cinci 2014 when Mike's guitar was out of tune.


    And the only thing worse than that was when they played the opening notes of Parachutes.

    I love Parachutes, lol.
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  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 10,974
    edited July 24
    No!
    PJ_Soul said:
    lolobugg said:

    reminds me a Queensryche ballad.

    and the only thing worse than the solo was the solo in Cinci 2014 when Mike's guitar was out of tune.


    And the only thing worse than that was when they played the opening notes of Parachutes.

    I love Parachutes, lol.
    Me too. There should be no comparison of Parachutes or YLB to the embarrassing dreck that is Sirens
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 17,001
    It's so-so
    ^^^hahaha and just breathe I bet.  =)
    She loves that one too!! lol 
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 17,001
    It's so-so
    PJ_Soul said:
    lolobugg said:

    reminds me a Queensryche ballad.

    and the only thing worse than the solo was the solo in Cinci 2014 when Mike's guitar was out of tune.


    And the only thing worse than that was when they played the opening notes of Parachutes.

    I love Parachutes, lol.
    Talk about a snooze fest. Ugh.
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  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 1,224
    Yes!
    I've never understood the hate for this song.  Actually this poll is turning out to be more "pro" Sirens than I'd have guessed.

    Then again, my pee-break is the nine-minute slog known as "Black."
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 44,137
    No!
    mcgruff10 said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    lolobugg said:

    reminds me a Queensryche ballad.

    and the only thing worse than the solo was the solo in Cinci 2014 when Mike's guitar was out of tune.


    And the only thing worse than that was when they played the opening notes of Parachutes.

    I love Parachutes, lol.
    Talk about a snooze fest. Ugh.
    Nothing that charming can be boring, haha. ;)
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  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,380
    No!
    OnWis97 said:
    I've never understood the hate for this song.  Actually this poll is turning out to be more "pro" Sirens than I'd have guessed.

    Then again, my pee-break is the nine-minute slog known as "Black."
    Nooooooo!!!!! ;-)
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  • ParityParity Posts: 18
    No!
    Beer/toilet break song... aka NO! ;)
  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,380
    No!
    Parity said:
    Beer/toilet break song... aka NO! ;)
    Those lines get long during this song! 

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  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,380
    No!
    mcgruff10 said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    lolobugg said:

    reminds me a Queensryche ballad.

    and the only thing worse than the solo was the solo in Cinci 2014 when Mike's guitar was out of tune.


    And the only thing worse than that was when they played the opening notes of Parachutes.

    I love Parachutes, lol.
    Talk about a snooze fest. Ugh.
    Parachutes > Sirens, though.
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  • ZeldaZonkZeldaZonk SeattlePosts: 536
    No!
    PJ_Soul said:
    ZeldaZonk said:
    Count me as a definite no. This is one of the few PJ songs that I really don't like to the point where I change the station whenever it's on PJ Radio. The other one is Yellow Ledbetter. 
    Yeah, it's bad when it comes on the radio, particularly when I'm in the company of someone else who knows what a big PJ fan I am. I find it rather embarrassing. :lol:
    Same here! They're thinking "Did you really just turn off Pearl Jam"? Um, yeah, sadly I did.....LOL
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  • ZeldaZonkZeldaZonk SeattlePosts: 536
    No!
    ZeldaZonk said:
    Count me as a definite no. This is one of the few PJ songs that I really don't like to the point where I change the station whenever it's on PJ Radio. The other one is Yellow Ledbetter. 
    Seeing this made me so happy. You get it.
    Thank you for the compliment!  ;)
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  • ZeldaZonkZeldaZonk SeattlePosts: 536
    No!
    rummy said:
    ZeldaZonk said:
    Count me as a definite no. This is one of the few PJ songs that I really don't like to the point where I change the station whenever it's on PJ Radio. The other one is Yellow Ledbetter. 
    Just curious: To those of you who currently dislike Yellow Ledbetter, have you always felt this way about the song?


    Yeah, I don't recall a time when I ever particularly liked the song. I guess you could say I tolerated it for a fair amount of time, but after listening to a ton of PJ Radio in the car it seems like I always hear it. I can't take it anymore! LOL  :o
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  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,380
    No!
    ZeldaZonk said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    ZeldaZonk said:
    Count me as a definite no. This is one of the few PJ songs that I really don't like to the point where I change the station whenever it's on PJ Radio. The other one is Yellow Ledbetter. 
    Yeah, it's bad when it comes on the radio, particularly when I'm in the company of someone else who knows what a big PJ fan I am. I find it rather embarrassing. :lol:
    Same here! They're thinking "Did you really just turn off Pearl Jam"? Um, yeah, sadly I did.....LOL
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    15. The Fixer (no!!!!)
    16. Just Breathe (blah)
    17. Sirens (gag)
    18. Yellow Ledbetter (meh)
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  • ZeldaZonkZeldaZonk SeattlePosts: 536
    No!
    ZeldaZonk said:
    Count me as a definite no. This is one of the few PJ songs that I really don't like to the point where I change the station whenever it's on PJ Radio. The other one is Yellow Ledbetter. 

    I think we did!   =)
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  • JbombergerJbomberger LincolnPosts: 17
    Yes!
    It grew on me over time. I really enjoy it live!
  • ZodZod Posts: 5,894
    No!
    Not particularly.  It's occured to me that maybe it would sound better under a different arrangement.   It always felt like the vocals were buried on it (or maybe layered, or blended with the backing vocals).   Maybe less instruments, ed's raw vocals, and acoustic would make it better.
  • facepollutionfacepollution Posts: 6,627
    Yes!
    A vocal minority it seems ;)
  • SaravaSarava Naperville, ILPosts: 1,552
    Yes!
    It's not the typical Pearl Jam song. They don't generally write ballad-ish song with catchy choruses. I think that's why a lot of fans here hate the song. That said, if you do like that type of song, it is a really good song and well written. My wife loves it too.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 44,137
    No!
    Sarava said:
    It's not the typical Pearl Jam song. They don't generally write ballad-ish song with catchy choruses. I think that's why a lot of fans here hate the song. That said, if you do like that type of song, it is a really good song and well written. My wife loves it too.
    I often like that type song... just not when it sucks. =) ;)
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
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