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#21 hellawickedkitty

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 04:24 PM

I forgot Runners Dial Zero. That should have been my number one, god damn it all to hell innyway. Now forever there will a Top 10 with that lame ass Earthquake Weather as my Number 1 when my real number one wasn't even freakin' mentioned. And that's not fair, either.


This thread is a bad, wrong thread. You cannot say Top 10. This is like saying you know, what your favorite kids are. We shouldn't do this to ourselves. Why is there no crying smiley when I need one?
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Posted 03 June 2008 - 06:13 PM

Novacane
Hotwax
Paper Tiger
Loser
The Golden Age
Ramshackle
Elevator Music
Peaches & Cream
Rowboat
He's A Mighty Good Leader

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:35 AM

I finally went to the other thread and looked at my list there, but it is a bogus list because we couldn't choose from everything Beck has done, and OFITG wasn't even listed! So here is the list from that thread, but I'll have to make some adjustments.

1. Blackhole
2. Beercan
3. Whiskeyclone, Hotel City 1997
4. Brother
5. .000.000
6. Loser
7. Nobody's Fault
8. Lemonade
9. Jack-Ass
10. Modesto


I guess now I would put Asshole at number 7 and Modesto would bump off, which sucks. It really is hard to narrow it down to just ten.

1. Blackhole
2. Beercan
3. Whiskeyclone, Hotel City 1997
4. Brother
5. .000.000
6. Loser
7. Asshole
8. Nobody's Fault
9. Lemonade
10. Jack-Ass

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:51 AM

Another Paper Tiger lover! :o (It's one of my least-favorite songs by Beck.)


May I ask why? :)

I don't like the way he sings it--he sounds like he can barely summon the energy to open his mouth. And the soaring strings are laid on way too thick for my taste.
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:11 AM

I finally went to the other thread and looked at my list there, but it is a bogus list because we couldn't choose from everything Beck has done, and OFITG wasn't even listed! So here is the list from that thread, but I'll have to make some adjustments.

1. Blackhole
2. Beercan
3. Whiskeyclone, Hotel City 1997
4. Brother
5. .000.000
6. Loser
7. Nobody's Fault
8. Lemonade
9. Jack-Ass
10. Modesto


I guess now I would put Asshole at number 7 and Modesto would bump off, which sucks. It really is hard to narrow it down to just ten.

1. Blackhole
2. Beercan
3. Whiskeyclone, Hotel City 1997
4. Brother
5. .000.000
6. Loser
7. Asshole
8. Nobody's Fault
9. Lemonade
10. Jack-Ass


thank god for another Mellow Gold lover...easily the quintessential Beck album

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 06:28 AM

thank god for another Mellow Gold lover...easily the quintessential Beck album

Oh lol--I didn't realize the top three were from MG! And nothing on there is from after Mutations. :\ That doesn't mean I don't like anything after Mutations, but I guess none of the songs I like stood out as being better than any of the ones I listed. :)
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:11 PM

this is my crew, high 5, hotwax, fuckin' with my head, get real paid, hollywood freaks, e-pro, girl, discobox, sunday sun

that's off the top of my head, yeah i like the rockers
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:48 PM

If I were to give a solid, mostly-accurate answer, I would have to really ponder this and take lots of things into acount. Maybe later I will have an answer.


Or maybe not. 10 songs just aren't enough with Beck, but I do enjoy a challenge. ;)
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 06:54 PM

can't really pick a definitive. whatever. i tried=]

sing it again
nicotine & gravy
lonesome tears
rosalie (i'm still hoping it'll be recorded for an acoustic record=P)
we live again
dark star
elevator music
emergency exit (perchance it's me, but no one seems to mention this song; it's so good!)
hotwax
hollow log

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 09:43 AM

hmm...

bonus beats
hell yes
horrible fanfare/landslide/exoskeleton
diamond bollocks
hollywood freaks
mutherfuker
this girl that i know
in a cold ass fashion
zatyricon
rollin's power sauce
diamond in the sleaze
ship in a bottle

oh thats 12
sorry
not in order
i cant place them in order
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 08:35 PM

Whiskeyclone city hotel 1997
Broken train
Lazy flies
Nitemare hippy girl
1000 bpm
soul suckin jerk
nicotine and gravy
Bottle of blues
black hole
steal my body home
get real paid

These aren't especially in order, but I really love all of these songs to death. Mostly because of memories, I know these are from only four of his albums (and trust me, I love the other albums deeply), but these are the ones that made me love Beck for what he is and become a dangerously passionate fan. These are the songs that my parents casually brought along to painfully long roadtrips around the country. If you listen to an album while doing the most exciting thing of your whole summer, it brings all of these memories. So whenever I hear Whiskeyclone city hotel, I remember the strangely horrible yet smoothing smell of strawberry hand sanitizer and when I hear soul suckin jerk, I get the taste of a green chile burger from McDonald's (sorta fitting, isn't it?) and when I hear Bottle of blues, I smell cow dung, and so on. Yes. This is my list. And I think a bit way too formal. Sorry 'bout that.
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Posted 10 June 2008 - 01:12 AM

Another Paper Tiger lover! :o (It's one of my least-favorite songs by Beck.)


May I ask why? :)

I don't like the way he sings it--he sounds like he can barely summon the energy to open his mouth. And the soaring strings are laid on way too thick for my taste.


That pretty much describes all of Sea Change. :P :lol:

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 09:08 PM

Another Paper Tiger lover! :o (It's one of my least-favorite songs by Beck.)


May I ask why? :)

I don't like the way he sings it--he sounds like he can barely summon the energy to open his mouth. And the soaring strings are laid on way too thick for my taste.


That pretty much describes all of Sea Change. :P :lol:

Well, to some degree. But I think it's the most extreme example of both on the whole album. :) (Wait--there are some songs on there without violins, aren't there? Hmm... :Hmm:)
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 05:42 AM

I can never decide what to put in any top ten lists! :o Even top ten garments or favourite foods. :(

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 01:58 AM

Another Paper Tiger lover! :o (It's one of my least-favorite songs by Beck.)


May I ask why? :)

I don't like the way he sings it--he sounds like he can barely summon the energy to open his mouth. And the soaring strings are laid on way too thick for my taste.


That pretty much describes all of Sea Change. :P :lol:

Well, to some degree. But I think it's the most extreme example of both on the whole album. :) (Wait--there are some songs on there without violins, aren't there? Hmm... :Hmm:)


That's exactly why I love the album... it's so much more real. So much more emotional, like he actually means what he's saying.

As I said before though, I really prefer his serious stuff... even a week after I made this thread I've grown tired of Midnite Vultures... sure, there are cool beats and unexpected musical twists, but the emotion is either nonexistent or fake. Mutations, Mellow Gold, Odelay, Sea Change and The Information all have serious sides which obviously mean something to him.

I guess I like music I can relate to... I can relate to 'Movie Theme' far more than I can relate to, say, 'Mixed Bizness'.

Ah well, we're all fans for different reasons. :ThumbUp:

But I must say I'm put off by the hate of orchestration here... I'd take a cello over an acoustic guitar any day.




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