Survivor: The Wall (round 5)

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Survivor: The Wall (round 5)

Poll ended at Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:25 am

In the Flesh?
0
No votes
The Thin Ice
0
No votes
Another Brick In the Wall (Part 1)
0
No votes
The Happiest Days of Our Lives
0
No votes
Another Brick In the Wall (Part 2)
1
8%
Mother
0
No votes
Goodbye Blue Sky
0
No votes
Empty Spaces
1
8%
Young Lust
0
No votes
One of My Turns
0
No votes
Don't Leave Me Now
1
8%
Another Brick In the Wall (Part 3)
1
8%
Hey You
2
17%
Is There Anybody Out There?
1
8%
Nobody Home
0
No votes
Vera
1
8%
Comfortably Numb
0
No votes
The Show Must Go On
1
8%
In the Flesh
1
8%
Run Like Hell
0
No votes
Waiting for the Worms
0
No votes
The Trial
2
17%
 
Total votes : 12

Survivor: The Wall (round 5)

Postby Dyolf » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:25 am

The track voted off the The Wall Survivor round 3 is: Goodbye Cruel World.

Vote off your least favourite tracks. The song with most votes gets eliminated! You have 3 votes; poll closes in 24 hours.

Pink Floyd Survivor Results:

The Piper at the Gates of Dawn:
Matilda Mother
A Saucerful of Secrets: Remember a Day
Obscured by Clouds: Stay
The Final Cut: Not Now John
A Momentary Lapse of Reason: Sorrow & Terminal Frost
The Endless River: Allons-y (1)
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Re: Survivor: The Wall (round 5)

Postby The Silver Lining » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:46 am

Another Brick in the Wall (pt 2) is the only remaining song that I could really do without. From now on, I'm going to hate every round.
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Re: Survivor: The Wall (round 5)

Postby Alec Taylor » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:34 pm

This might be the round where "Hey You" eats dust.
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Re: Survivor: The Wall (round 5)

Postby Artisan » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:26 pm

Hallelujah and praaaaise Jeebus
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Re: Survivor: The Wall (round 5)

Postby Alec Taylor » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:40 pm

It's tied with "The Trial" right now, and if we go into one of those flow-breaking time-wasting loser elimination rounds, I'm still going to vote against "Hey You" because I think I like "The Trial" just slightly more.
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Re: Survivor: The Wall (round 5)

Postby Artisan » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:07 am

I think the four of us that play these have all voted so looks like it will come to that.

Will we just get rid of both if we go into a tie breaker and it ends up tied?
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Re: Survivor: The Wall (round 5)

Postby The Silver Lining » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:24 pm

Poor Hey You. I really like that song. I think one must be a really terrible person in order to dislike this song. In fact, I think the more you dislike it, the more terrible a person you are.


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Now, Another Brick in the Wall pt 2, that is a song that needs to go.
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Re: Survivor: The Wall (round 5)

Postby Artisan » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:18 pm

Another Brick In The Wall is a song that works exceptionally well within the context of the album and its surrounding songs, but is limp on its own. It's paced at exactly the tempo and speed that the album requires, but when taken out of context, it feels like an anomaly within the band's catalog. On the first side of The Wall, it slots in perfectly among the hard-rock opener, the piano-tinged ballad, the sparse, emotional rumination on war, and two different but equally powerful reflections on childhood. On its own, it sounds like a band trying to do disco quite a while after the disco fad was dead and gone.

I can also apply that to just about all of the songs on this album, and that's one of the reasons I rank it at the bottom of my list in terms of album preference. The Thin Ice is a nice enough song, but without context, it just feels strange. Comfortably Numb works as a segue between Pink's internal hatred of war and his coming back to terms with reality, but makes no sense on its own. Only Pink Floyd could have had a massively popular song about a doctor reviving a rock star on the brink of overdose in order for him to go out on a stage and scream racist rhetoric at people who paid to see him.

And of course, it goes without saying that I dislike 90% of the second disc on both a musical and conceptual level, and that does no favors for my opinion of the album. I am probably the only person in the world who would rank Stop firmly in my top ten songs for the album, and I was sad to see it go in the first round. On the other hand, none of the songs I voted for have been booted yet, so I haven't been dealing with the challenge of having to decide... although I did compile my rankings a month or two back, when these games started, so that wouldn't have been a problem anyway. And there's only really seven or eight songs on here that I unabashedly love; ranking the songs on this one was one of the easiest, even though it has more songs than any other Floyd album.

On the other hand, I do agree with you, Arno. Whoever dislikes Hey You probably blows goats and takes fifteen months to master albums for free when it should realistically take two or three weeks at most.
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Re: Survivor: The Wall (round 5)

Postby Dyolf » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:14 pm

How the fuck actual songs like "Hey Yoy" and "The Trial" have been voted off before purely narrative tracks with little-to-no lyrical or musical value ("Vera", "Is There Anybody Out There?", "Empty Spaces", "Don't Leave Me Now") is beyond me.
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Re: Survivor: The Wall (round 5)

Postby Artisan » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:14 am

Not to state my opinion as fact, but Hey You and The Trial are worse than the purely narrative tracks. Also The Trial is not a purely narrative track? Oh well. On to round 6!
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Re: Survivor: The Wall (round 5)

Postby Alec Taylor » Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:06 pm

Dyolf wrote:How the fuck actual songs like "Hey Yoy" and "The Trial" have been voted off before purely narrative tracks with little-to-no lyrical or musical value ("Vera", "Is There Anybody Out There?", "Empty Spaces", "Don't Leave Me Now") is beyond me.


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