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    jjflashjjflash Posts: 4,865
    Fun exercice. Tip of the cap to ya, OP. There are arguably no weak links on several of the early albums.

    Weakest:

    Bugs
    Dissident
    Deep
    Pilate
    Love Boat Captain
    Unemployable
    Take The Long Way
    Mankind
    Evacuation
    Force Of Nature
    Sirens

    Strongest:
    Release
    Not For You
    Animal
    Given To Fly
    I Am Mine
    Marker In The Sand
    Lightning Bolt
    Of The Girl
    Who You Are
    Amongst The Waves
    Comes Then Goes




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    Micheyb21Micheyb21 UK Posts: 247
    Weakest

    1) Buckle Up
    2) Let the records play
    3) Speed of Sound
    4) Marker in the sand
    5) 1/2 Full
    6) Evacuation
    7) Push me pull me 
    8) Mankind
    9) Satans Bed
    10) Glorified G
    11) Deep

    Strongest
    1) Dance of the Clairvoyants
    2) Getaway
    3) Amongst the Waves
    4) Inside Job
    5) Save You
    6) Light Years
    7) Given to fly
    8) Off He Goes
    9) Tremor Christ
    10) Dissident
    11) Release
    2000 Cardiff/ 2006 Paris/ 2011 Toronto/ 2013 Chicago/ 2014 Amsterdam 1 & Milton Keynes, 
    2016 MSG 1 & 2/ 2017 London Ed solo/ 2018 London 1, Padua, Rome, Prague & London 2
    2019 Dusseldorf & Dublin Ed Solo  
    2022 Copenhagen, London 1&2, Budapest, Krakow, Vienna, Prague, Ams 1 & Ams 2
    2024 Manchester, London, Auckland & Sydney
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    northerndragonnortherndragon somewhere, nowhere, anywhere Posts: 9,825

    Weakest

    1. Black
    2. Glorified G
    3. Whipping
    4. Mankind
    5. Pilate
    6. Evacuation
    7. All or None
    8. WWS
    9. Just Breathe
    10. Sirens
    11. All of Gigaton

    Strongest

    1. Release/Garden/Deep
    2. Blood
    3. Rearviewmirror/Nothingman
    4. Lukin
    5. Faithful
    6. Breakerfall
    7. You Are/Bushleaguer
    8. Gone
    9.  Force of Nature
    10. Pendulum
    11. Nothing on Gigaton

    Anything you lose from being honest
    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.
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    PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,434
    Strongest:

    1) Once
    2) Animal
    3) Corduroy
    4) Hail, Hail
    5) Push Me, Pull Me
    6) Grievance
    7) Can't Keep
    8) Big Wave
    9) Unthought Known
    10) Swallowed Whole
    11) Quick Escape

    Weakest:

    1) Oceans
    2) Glorified G
    3) Bugs
    4) Mankind
    5) Pilate
    6) Parting Ways
    7) Help Help
    8) Army Reserve
    9) Speed of Sound
    10) Yellow Moon
    11) River Cross

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    ST66483ST66483 Posts: 702
    edited March 12
    Weakest / Strongest
    1. Garden / Release
    2. Indifference / Rats
    3. Bugs / Whipping
    4. I’m Open / Smile
    5. Wishlist / In Hiding
    6. Nothing As It Seems / Breakerfall
    7. You Are / Save You
    8. Inside Job / Come Back
    9. Speed of Sound / Unthought Known
    10. Sleeping By Myself / Getaway
    11. Buckle Up / Seven O’Clock
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    D-RodD-Rod Hamilton, Ontario Posts: 1,813
    This was not easy 

    Weakest 
    1) Garden
    2) WMA 
    3) Bugs
    4) Around The Bend
    5) Push Me Pull Me
    6) Evacuation
    7) You Are 
    8) Gone
    9) Johnny Guitar 
    10) Sleeping by Myself
    11) Buckle Up 

    Strongest 
    1) Alive
    2) Animal
    3) Corduroy 
    4) Red Mosquito 
    5) Brain Of J 
    6) Grievance 
    7) Love Boat Captain
    8) World Wide Suicide 
    9) Force of Nature 
    10) Lightning Bolt 
    11) Super Blood Wolf Moon 
    1996.....Toronto
    2005.....Hamilton
    2011.....Toronto N1, Toronto N2, Hamilton
    2013.....London, Buffalo
    2014.....Detroit
    2016.....Toronto N1 Toronto N2, Boston  N1, Boston N2, Chicago N1
    2018.....Seattle N1, Seattle N2
    2022.....San Diego, Los Angeles N1, Los Angeles N2, Phoenix, Oakland N1, Oakland N2, Quebec City, Ottawa, Hamilton, Toronto  
    2023.....Fort Worth N1, Fort Worth N2, Austin N1, Austin N2
    2024.....???? 
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    VINNY GOOMBAVINNY GOOMBA Posts: 1,803
    edited March 12
    fascinating to see how different people's tastes are. do not understand how "Let The Records Play" appears on so many weakest lists. I love it, especially the intro. 
    I wasn't crazy about pre-chorus-chorus of "Let The Records Play" and "Infallible" the first number of times I heard them.  Then I read a review on either this board or Red Mosquito that described those parts of the song as sounding like they belong on the opening credits of a 90s Family Sitcom, and that nailed it for me.  Picture either of those as the backing track for quick cut shots of John Stamos, The Olsen Twins, Bob Saget and you'll see / hear what I mean  :open_mouth:  

    I don't think there's a single PJ song that I don't like in it's entirety from start to finish--there are always highlights in all of them, but there are only a handful of songs where the parts I don't like are enough to ruin the whole song for me.

    To your point, the intro and outro of LTRP are very good.  
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    pdalowskypdalowsky Doncaster,UK Posts: 14,739
    Micheyb21 said:
    Weakest

    1) Buckle Up
    2) Let the records play
    3) Speed of Sound
    4) Marker in the sand
    5) 1/2 Full
    6) Evacuation
    7) Push me pull me 
    8) Mankind
    9) Satans Bed
    10) Glorified G
    11) Deep

    Strongest
    1) Dance of the Clairvoyants
    2) Getaway
    3) Amongst the Waves
    4) Inside Job
    5) Save You
    6) Light Years
    7) Given to fly
    8) Off He Goes
    9) Tremor Christ
    10) Dissident
    11) Release
    woaaaaahhhhhhh marker ????/ OUCH
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    DissidentRival74DissidentRival74 Six One Five Posts: 150
    fascinating to see how different people's tastes are. do not understand how "Let The Records Play" appears on so many weakest lists. I love it, especially the intro. 
    I wasn't crazy about pre-chorus-chorus of "Let The Records Play" and "Infallible" the first number of times I heard them.  Then I read a review on either this board or Red Mosquito that described those parts of the song as sounding like they belong on the opening credits of a 90s Family Sitcom, and that nailed it for me.  Picture either of those as the backing track for quick cut shots of John Stamos, The Olsen Twins, Bob Saget and you'll see / hear what I mean  :open_mouth:  

    I don't think there's a single PJ song that I don't like in it's entirety from start to finish--there are always highlights in all of them, but there are only a handful of songs where the parts I don't like are enough to ruin the whole song for me.

    To your point, the intro and outro of LTRP are very good.  
    I was not a fan of LTRP at all until  I heard/saw it live in Memphis in 2014.    Completely different song for me at that point and now it's one of my favs off that boot.  Mike rules. 
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    CROJAM95CROJAM95 Posts: 9,278
    fascinating to see how different people's tastes are. do not understand how "Let The Records Play" appears on so many weakest lists. I love it, especially the intro. 
    I wasn't crazy about pre-chorus-chorus of "Let The Records Play" and "Infallible" the first number of times I heard them.  Then I read a review on either this board or Red Mosquito that described those parts of the song as sounding like they belong on the opening credits of a 90s Family Sitcom, and that nailed it for me.  Picture either of those as the backing track for quick cut shots of John Stamos, The Olsen Twins, Bob Saget and you'll see / hear what I mean  :open_mouth:  

    I don't think there's a single PJ song that I don't like in it's entirety from start to finish--there are always highlights in all of them, but there are only a handful of songs where the parts I don't like are enough to ruin the whole song for me.

    To your point, the intro and outro of LTRP are very good.  
    I was not a fan of LTRP at all until  I heard/saw it live in Memphis in 2014.    Completely different song for me at that point and now it's one of my favs off that boot.  Mike rules. 
    Fun show in GA that night.....did Graceland & Pre Game on Beale St.....BBQ after....Memphis great time
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    rw160510rw160510 Posts: 916
    Weakest 
    1) Deep
    2) Glorified G
    3) Bugs
    4) Sometimes 
    5) Pilate
    6) Evacuation
    7) Thumbing My Way
    8) Parachutes 
    9) Speed of Sound
    10) Future Days (worst song in the catalogue)
    11) Take The Long Way

    Strongest 
    1) Garden
    2) Indifference 
    3) Corduroy 
    4) In My Tree
    5) In Hiding 
    6) Insignificance 
    7) You Are
    8) Severed Hand (original mix)
    9) Supersonic 
    10) Pendulum 
    11) Who Ever Said 

    That’s quite a difficult exercise. I don’t understand the massive dislike of Buckle Up on here as I think it’s great but each to their own :rock_on:

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    Micheyb21Micheyb21 UK Posts: 247
    pdalowsky said:
    Micheyb21 said:
    Weakest

    1) Buckle Up
    2) Let the records play
    3) Speed of Sound
    4) Marker in the sand
    5) 1/2 Full
    6) Evacuation
    7) Push me pull me 
    8) Mankind
    9) Satans Bed
    10) Glorified G
    11) Deep

    Strongest
    1) Dance of the Clairvoyants
    2) Getaway
    3) Amongst the Waves
    4) Inside Job
    5) Save You
    6) Light Years
    7) Given to fly
    8) Off He Goes
    9) Tremor Christ
    10) Dissident
    11) Release
    woaaaaahhhhhhh marker ????/ OUCH
    I know i know im sorry - i just like all the other tracks better 🤣
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    OthneilOthneil Posts: 31
    Weakest/Best

    Oceans/Release
    Blood/RVM
    Better Man/Immortality
    Mankind/Hail, Hail
    MFC/DTE
    Evacuation/Insignificance
    You Are/All or None
    Parachutes/Severed Hand
    Gonna See My Friend/Force of Nature
    Let The Records Play/Getaway
    Alright/Seven O'Clock
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    yosiyosi NYC Posts: 2,670
    I’m gonna try, but sheesh this is hard:

    Weakest:
    1. Why Go (no weak songs)
    2. Glorified G (no weak songs)
    3. Satan’s Bed (no weak songs)
    4. I’m Open/Mankind
    5. Push Me, Pull Me
    6. Rival (no weak songs)
    7. Bushleaguer (no weak songs)
    8. Come Back (No weak songs)
    9. Amongst the Waves/Unthought Know (possibly the two worst songs in their catalogue). 
    10. My Father’s Son
    11. Comes Then Goes

    Strongest (these will probably change by the day):
    1. Release
    2. RVM
    3. Immortality
    4. Present Tense
    5. Low Light (ridiculous to choose just one)
    6. Insignificance/Sleight of Hand
    7. All or None/1/2 Full
    8. Severed Hand
    9. Force of Nature (Great song, rest of the album is… weak)
    10. Yellow Moon
    11. Dance of the Clairvoyants 

    I have to say, choosing just one for most of these is insane.
    you couldn't swing if you were hangin' from a palm tree in a hurricane

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    JT167846JT167846 Posts: 836
    The completist in me wouldn't mind hearing some of these weakest sets either. Not only do you get to "check songs off" but the live perspective often will highlight stuff you didn't notice and the great energy will almost force you to like it as it'll be a fond memory for ever after. A heap of songs have done that for me at gigs.
    Stars are suns to other people.

    Wellington 1998
    London 2007
    Brisbane 2009
    Stockholm 2012
    Amsterdam 1 & 2 2014
    EV Dublin 2017
    Milan 2018
    Padova 2018
    Boston 2 2018
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    Strongest:
    Release
    Rearviewmirror
    Corduroy
    Present Tense
    Brain of J.
    Nothing as it Seems
    All or None
    Inside Job
    Got Some
    Pendulum
    Retrograde


    Weakest:
    Deep
    Rats
    Tremor Christ
    Around the Bend
    Pilate
    Rival
    Cropduster
    Marker in the Sand
    Johnny Guitar
    Let the Records Play
    Seven O'Clock
    2011: Vancouver
    2013: LA 1 & LA 2, Vancouver
    2018: Seattle 1 & Seattle 2
    2022: LA 1 & LA 2
    2024: Vancouver 1 & Vancouver 2, Portland, Seattle 1 & Seattle 2
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    lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 12,188
    Im sure mine would be too hard to do. And raise eyebrows 
    brixton 93
    astoria 06
    albany 06
    hartford 06
    reading 06
    barcelona 06
    paris 06
    wembley 07
    dusseldorf 07
    nijmegen 07

    this song is meant to be called i got shit,itshould be called i got shit tickets-hartford 06 -
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    chrisr211977chrisr211977 Posts: 92
    Worst
    1. Stupidmop
    2. Aye Davanita
    3. Red Dot
    4. Don't Gimme No Lip
    5. Let The Records Play
    6. Pry, To
    7. Bugs
    8. Writers Block
    9. Avocado Hidden Track
    10. Your Dirt Is My Food Jam

    Man, imagine how Ed feels every time he sees Let The Records Play here...
    I don't believe nothin', even if it's true.
    "That's a vibe" - Ryan Miller

    9/11/2022 - Madison Square Garden, New York
    Other bands
    Guster - 8/12/2023
    Guster - 3/30/2024
    Guster - 8/11/2024
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    chrisr211977chrisr211977 Posts: 92
    Best...
    1. Go
    2. Last Exit
    3. Faithfull
    4. Off He Goes
    5. Sad
    6. Nothingman
    7. Once
    8. Even Flow
    9. Immortality
    10. Light Years
    11. I'm Open
    12. Release
    HIDDEN TRACK...
    13. Your Dirt Is My Food Jam
          *Best/worst song depending on your level of cynicism...
    I don't believe nothin', even if it's true.
    "That's a vibe" - Ryan Miller

    9/11/2022 - Madison Square Garden, New York
    Other bands
    Guster - 8/12/2023
    Guster - 3/30/2024
    Guster - 8/11/2024
    Built to Spill - 9/1/2024
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    sdharv1919sdharv1919 Traverse City, MI Posts: 14
    Weakest:
    Once
    Go
    Whipping
    Mankind
    Pilate
    Evacuation
    Bushleaguer
    Big Wave
    The Fixer
    Lightning Bolt
    Retrograde

    Strongest:
    Release
    Rearviewmirror
    Corduroy
    Hail, Hail
    Given to Fly
    I Am Mine
    Insignificance
    Gone
    Just Breathe
    Pendulum
    Who Ever Said
    Alpine Valley 6/26/98
    Alpine Valley 6/27/98
    East Lansing 8/18/98
    Knoxville 9/6/98
    D.C. (Constitution Hall) 9/19/98
    Nobelsville 8/18/00
    Alpine Valley 10/8/00
    Grand Rapids 5/19/06
    Detroit (EV) 6/26/11
    Wrigley 8/22/16
    Wrigley 8/18/18
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    evenflow82evenflow82 Posts: 3,857
    Buckle up is the worst. The band had to have been in denial when it made the cut for gigaton. 
    I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell.
    -Christopher Walken

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    your=showing ownership

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    lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 12,188
    Buckle up is the worst. The band had to have been in denial when it made the cut for gigaton. 
    Agreed it's just soooo bad. Stone confuses me. One of the greatest riff and groove merchants in the world and this is his input to the album 
    brixton 93
    astoria 06
    albany 06
    hartford 06
    reading 06
    barcelona 06
    paris 06
    wembley 07
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    this song is meant to be called i got shit,itshould be called i got shit tickets-hartford 06 -
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    tino_11tino_11 Posts: 1,985
    The hate for Whipping is killing me, I love that song so much! 
    2010: London
    2012: Manchester I, Manchester II, Manchester (EV) 
    2014: Milan, Leeds, Milton Keynes 
    2017: London II (EV) 
    2018: Amsterdam I, London I, Prague, London II 
    2019: London (EV)
    2022: London I, London II, Budapest, Krakow, Amsterdam
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    HenriettaLowellHenriettaLowell Cologne, Germany Posts: 51
    Weakest

    Deep
    Leach
    Whipping
    Mankind (not hating on it, I listen to it all the time…)
    Pilate
    God‘s Dice
    Help Help
    Big Wave
    Speed of Sound
    Swallowed Whole
    Take The Long Way

    Strongest 

    Jeremy
    W.M.A.
    Corduroy 
    In My Tree
    Faithful (In Hiding close second)
    Sleight Of Hand
    I Am Mine
    Come Back
    Supersonic 
    Sirens
    Who Ever Said


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    lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 12,188
    It's a great thread and all very personal. That said some are blowing my kind which isn't hard actually 
    brixton 93
    astoria 06
    albany 06
    hartford 06
    reading 06
    barcelona 06
    paris 06
    wembley 07
    dusseldorf 07
    nijmegen 07

    this song is meant to be called i got shit,itshould be called i got shit tickets-hartford 06 -
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