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#41 OFFLINE   recklessdaughter

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 01:58 PM

Here’s my Hissing of Summer Lawns ranking:

Harry’s House/Centrepiece
Don’t Interrupt the Sorrow
The Hissing of Summer Lawns
Shades of Scarlet Conquering
The Boho Dance
Sweet Bird
Edith and the Kingpin
The Jungle Line
On France They Kiss on Main Street
Shadows and Light

Since it’s my favourite album, it was surprisingly hard for me to rank them too. When starting my list, I was also only really sure of my top three songs. I’m actually listening to it now to help me.
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Posted 14 July 2019 - 02:17 PM

Here’s my Hissing of Summer Lawns ranking:

Harry’s House/Centrepiece
Don’t Interrupt the Sorrow
The Hissing of Summer Lawns
Shades of Scarlet Conquering
The Boho Dance
Sweet Bird
Edith and the Kingpin
The Jungle Line
On France They Kiss on Main Street
Shadows and Light


I’m curious what puts The Jungle Line and In France... at the bottom of your list

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 02:22 PM

I’m curious what puts The Jungle Line and In France... at the bottom of your list


It’s really just that the other songs are just so good and something has to be at the bottom. It was so hard because I didn’t really feel anything belonged at the bottom of the list. I truly love every song on this album. I’m probably just more attached to the slower sadder songs for some reason.
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Posted 14 July 2019 - 04:18 PM

It’s really just that the other songs are just so good and something has to be at the bottom. It was so hard because I didn’t really feel anything belonged at the bottom of the list. I truly love every song on this album. I’m probably just more attached to the slower sadder songs for some reason.


Usually I like ballad-type songs more as well.
For me, I don’t love The Jungle Line because the drums feel looped and repetitive, whereas the rest of the album has so much instrumental variety.
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Posted 14 July 2019 - 04:52 PM

Usually I like ballad-type songs more as well.
For me, I don’t love The Jungle Line because the drums feel looped and repetitive, whereas the rest of the album has so much instrumental variety.

Tbh The Jungle Line was initially my least favourite song and it was the drums that distracted me most. Over time I started to like it though because sonically it started reminding me of Friends by Led Zeppelin. And I grew to like all the lyrics referencing Henri Rousseau and the jungle metaphors kind of like his paintings.
Also, In France They Kiss on Main Street was initially one of my favourites because I liked the 50s rock style and theme of it, but the more I listened to the album and the other songs grew on me, I guess it sank down the list.
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Posted 17 July 2019 - 10:47 AM

lol I guess it’s just the two of us in this thread so here’s my ranking for Blue:

River
Little Green
Carey
California
A Case of You
My Old Man
This Flight Tonight
The Last Time I Saw Richard
Blue
All I Want

Every song on this album is basically perfect imo except for All I Want, but that one is still cute
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Posted 17 July 2019 - 06:30 PM

This one was way harder than I expected but here’s my Blue ranking:

Little Green
The Last Time I Saw Richard
Carey
My Old Man
A Case of You
Blue
All I Want
This Flight Tonight
California
River

@Volta I find it interesting though how we both have Carey and Little Green in the top three
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Posted 18 July 2019 - 07:16 PM

Anyway I’ll do a For the Roses ranking if anyone wants to keep this going

For the Roses songs ranked:

Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire
Blonde in the Bleachers
Judgment of the Moon and Stars
Barangrill
Electricity
Lesson in Survival
Woman of Heart and Mind
Let the Wind Carry Me
See You Sometime
You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio
For the Roses
Banquet

@Volta I’d like to see yours if you’re up for it!

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 11:37 PM

@recklessdaughter Sorry I was trying to reply but it didn’t go through. I’ll post my For the Roses ranking soon

My ranking:

See You Sometime/You Turn Me On I’m A Radio (tie)
Electricity
Blonde in the Bleachers
Lesson in Survival
Woman of Heart and Mind
Barangrill
For the Roses
Judgement of the Moon and Stars
Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire
Let the Wind Carry Me
Banquet
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Posted 25 July 2019 - 02:23 AM

@recklessdaughter Check PM :)




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