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Re: Incubus Survivor: B-sides (Round 10)

Postby Jelger » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:39 am

TinCanPhone wrote:Now it's getting really hard...I love each of these b side singles so much. My criteria now is how well each of these songs would have fit on the album in their era. As such, I have to say goodbye to crowded elevator. It doesn't fit well on science and seems to have aged poorly.


But it's a Make Yourself B-side.

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Re: Incubus Survivor: B-sides (Round 10)

Postby TinCanPhone » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:30 am

Whoops! Is there a way to take back your vote? Haha jk. Still, crowded elevator has turned into a major skipper for me in recent years. Maybe I'm getting too old

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Incubus Survivor: B-sides (Round 11)

Postby Jelger » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:08 am

Hi guys! How's everyone? Next up: B-sides! For everybody who is new to these things, we already tackled Fungus Amongus , S.C.I.E.N.C.E , Make Yourself, Morning View, A Crow Left of the Murder, Light Grenades, If Not Now, When?, Trust Fall (Side A) and 8. Remember to vote your LEAST favorite. There was some confusion about that, but if you vote your favorite... it might be gone soon!



Today we say goodbye to Follow, a high energy track. I like it, but what I gather from your comments is that the chorus ruins it for some. Not the most exciting part of the song. I also think it's the least exciting instrumental of the four HALO songs, but that means it's still pretty good. Performed live only four times, but no video exists, even though I have a shitty audio file of it somewhere.



VOTE

So let's go ahead and VOTE here on your LEAST FAVORITE B-side. I'll try to post a new round every two or three days and will also post the survivor over at /r/incubus.

VOTE



Songs left:

Crowded Elevator
Pantomime
Monuments and Melodies
Admiration
While All The Vultures Feed
Look Alive
Punch Drunk
Surface To Air


Songs eliminated:

9 Follow

10 Black Heart Inertia

11 Midnight Swim

12 Neither of Us Can See

13 Make A Move

14 Anything

15 Hold Me Down

16 Rebel Girls

17 Martini

18 Let's Go Crazy (Prince cover)

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Re: Incubus Survivor: B-sides (Round 11)

Postby TinCanPhone » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:15 am

I wonder if people prefer the instrumental Follow to the lyrical...?

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Incubus Survivor: B-sides (Round 12)

Postby Jelger » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:16 pm

Hi guys! How's everyone? Next up: B-sides! For everybody who is new to these things, we already tackled Fungus Amongus , S.C.I.E.N.C.E , Make Yourself, Morning View, A Crow Left of the Murder, Light Grenades, If Not Now, When?, Trust Fall (Side A) and 8. Remember to vote your LEAST favorite. There was some confusion about that, but if you vote your favorite... it might be gone soon!

We no longer admire Admiration. It's out. A decent, but forgetable track if you ask me. To me Admiration is one of those songs that I really understand of why they never made it to an album. But it's not bad-bad, it's just... plain. Like toast with peanut butter. Sometimes it's nice to eat that instead of haute cuisine, but most of the time... it's not.

VOTE

So let's go ahead and VOTE here on your LEAST FAVORITE B-side. I'll try to post a new round every two or three days and will also post the survivor over at /r/incubus.

VOTE

Songs left:
Crowded Elevator
Pantomime
Monuments and Melodies
While All The Vultures Feed
Look Alive
Punch Drunk
Surface To Air

Songs eliminated:
8 Admiration
9 Follow
10 Black Heart Inertia
11 Midnight Swim
12 Neither of Us Can See
13 Make A Move
14 Anything
15 Hold Me Down
16 Rebel Girls
17 Martini
18 Let's Go Crazy (Prince cover)

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Re: Incubus Survivor: B-sides (Round 12)

Postby The Idler Wheel » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:50 pm

It makes me sad to know M&M is probably a goner after this round, but I can't bring myself vote anything else off, either.

I may just sit this round out.
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Re: Incubus Survivor: B-sides (Round 12)

Postby TinCanPhone » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:41 pm

The Idler Wheel wrote:It makes me sad to know M&M is probably a goner after this round, but I can't bring myself vote anything else off, either.

I may just sit this round out.


Sigh...I feel the same way but I still feel crowded elevator doesn't sound as good as it once did.

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Re: Incubus Survivor: B-sides (Round 12)

Postby Soap » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:55 am

While All the Vultures Feed for me this round.

I love Monuments and Melodies, shame to see not everyone else does.

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Re: Incubus Survivor: B-sides (Round 12)

Postby TinCanPhone » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:17 am

I love M&M. Only incubus song where I get a total Elvis vibe

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Re: Incubus Survivor: B-sides (Round 12)

Postby The Idler Wheel » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:18 am

TinCanPhone wrote:I love M&M. Only incubus song where I get a total Elvis vibe



You know, it always gave me Led Zeppelin "The Rain Song" vibes, but I see where you're coming from.
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Re: Incubus Survivor: B-sides (Round 12)

Postby TinCanPhone » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:28 am

The Idler Wheel wrote:
TinCanPhone wrote:I love M&M. Only incubus song where I get a total Elvis vibe



You know, it always gave me Led Zeppelin "The Rain Song" vibes, but I see where you're coming from.


True that man. I was thinking Elvis the Wonder of You

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Incubus Survivor: B-sides (Round 13)

Postby Jelger » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:45 pm

Hi guys! How's everyone? Next up: B-sides! For everybody who is new to these things, we already tackled Fungus Amongus , S.C.I.E.N.C.E , Make Yourself, Morning View, A Crow Left of the Murder, Light Grenades, If Not Now, When?, Trust Fall (Side A) and 8. Remember to vote your LEAST favorite. There was some confusion about that, but if you vote your favorite... it might be gone soon!

Monuments and Melodies is the next song to leave us. A song unlike any other in Incubus' catalogue. If INNW was an album with songs like M&M (which I think would fit within the style of that album), I'm sure it wouldn't be disliked so much. It's a good song, a bit dragging for my taste, but a good song nonetheless. And performed live once! Check that out here.

VOTE

So let's go ahead and VOTE here on your LEAST FAVORITE B-side. I'll try to post a new round every two or three days and will also post the survivor over at /r/incubus.

VOTE

Songs left:
Crowded Elevator
Pantomime
While All The Vultures Feed
Look Alive
Punch Drunk
Surface To Air

Songs eliminated:
7 Monuments and Melodies
8 Admiration
9 Follow
10 Black Heart Inertia
11 Midnight Swim
12 Neither of Us Can See
13 Make A Move
14 Anything
15 Hold Me Down
16 Rebel Girls
17 Martini
18 Let's Go Crazy (Prince cover)

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Re: Incubus Survivor: B-sides (Round 13)

Postby TinCanPhone » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:50 pm

Totally agree w the idea that INNW should have sounded more like M&M. It's dark, it's touchy, but certainly not cheesy!

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Re: Incubus Survivor: B-sides (Round 13)

Postby legohair » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:04 pm

I voted Crowded Elevator. At this point I'm just choosing my least favourite of a bunch of my favourite overall Incubus songs. It's been tough ever since Follow got eliminated.

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Re: Incubus Survivor: B-sides (Round 13)

Postby TinCanPhone » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:41 pm

Been trying to knock out crowded elevator as well.

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Re: Incubus Survivor: B-sides (Round 13)

Postby Dean Youngblood » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:15 pm

I think Crowded Elevator is my #1.

Look Alive is a bit overrated to me.

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Re: Incubus Survivor: B-sides (Round 13)

Postby TinCanPhone » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:50 am

Dean Youngblood wrote:I think Crowded Elevator is my #1.

Look Alive is a bit overrated to me.


Glad to know I'm not the only one in that camp. The song sounds generic to me and slightly predictable

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Incubus Survivor: B-sides (Round 14)

Postby Jelger » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:18 am

Hi guys! How's everyone? Next up: B-sides! For everybody who is new to these things, we already tackled Fungus Amongus , S.C.I.E.N.C.E , Make Yourself, Morning View, A Crow Left of the Murder, Light Grenades, If Not Now, When?, Trust Fall (Side A) and 8. Remember to vote your LEAST favorite. There was some confusion about that, but if you vote your favorite... it might be gone soon!

Oh boy, we're finally at the top-5 and it's the top-5 you'd expect. Which means While All The Vultures Feed is out. I love that song, but something odd happened when it came out. I am a huge fan of the former UK posthardcore-band Reuben. They have a great song called Suffocation of the Soul, which starts oddly similar to WATVF. Listen here. Note: this song came out in 2007, WATVF was written in 2004/2005, but released in 2009. So no way that either band could've stolen this intro from each other.

VOTE

So let's go ahead and VOTE here on your LEAST FAVORITE B-side. I'll try to post a new round every two or three days and will also post the survivor over at /r/incubus.

VOTE

Songs left:

Crowded Elevator
Pantomime
Look Alive
Punch Drunk
Surface To Air

Songs eliminated:
6 While All The Vultures Feed
7 Monuments and Melodies
8 Admiration
9 Follow
10 Black Heart Inertia
11 Midnight Swim
12 Neither of Us Can See
13 Make A Move
14 Anything
15 Hold Me Down
16 Rebel Girls
17 Martini
18 Let's Go Crazy (Prince cover)

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Re: Incubus Survivor: B-sides (Round 14)

Postby TinCanPhone » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:58 am

Finally!!! It looks like crowded elevator on its way out!!

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Re: Incubus Survivor: B-sides (Round 14)

Postby legohair » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:37 am

How the fuck did Vultures go before Crowded Elevator? Crazy.


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