Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

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Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:35 pm

..than

Rockinghorse Road
Just about glad and
All the rage

on Brutal Youth?
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Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Postby migdd » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:33 pm

"Jack of All Parades"
"Suit of Lights"
"Sleep of the Just"

on King of America. :D

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Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Postby sulky lad » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:39 pm

how about
"Pump It Up"
Little Triggers"
"You Belong To Me"
from This Year's Model
or my choice
"Secondary Modern"
"King Horse"
"Possession" from Get Happy!
or
"Toledo"
"I Still Have That Other Girl"
"This House Is Empty Now"
from Painted From Memory
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Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Postby Mr. Hush » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:38 am

Maybe.... Long Honeymoon, Man Out of Time, Almost Blue .... or the last two plus And in Every Home.

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Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Postby jardine » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:29 am

don't look now
burnt sugar is so bitter
stripping paper

or

you left me in the dark
someone took the words away
when did i stop dreaming?

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Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Postby Miclewis » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:32 pm

I vote for:

Little Atoms
All This Useless Beauty
Complicated Shadows

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Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Postby sulky lad » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:00 pm

Mr. Hush wrote:Maybe.... Long Honeymoon, Man Out of Time, Almost Blue .... or the last two plus And in Every Home.


Dammit, everytime someone comes up with a suggestion, my top 3 "top 3" get changed !! Great shout!

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Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Postby sulky lad » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:01 pm

jardine wrote:don't look now
burnt sugar is so bitter
stripping paper

or

you left me in the dark
someone took the words away
when did i stop dreaming?


See what I mean ? :roll:

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Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:40 pm

Funnily enough mine haven’t changed. There is not going to be a definitive answer and it’s great to see so many differing views. I’d have never gone anywhere near the songs from All This Useless Beauty or North.
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Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Postby Neil. » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:37 pm

verbal gymnastics wrote:..than

Rockinghorse Road
Just about glad and
All the rage

on Brutal Youth?


No, there aren't. Unless you count

Blue Chair
Battered Old Bird
Crimes of Paris

or

Crimes of Paris
Poor Napoleon
Next Time Round

or

Clubland
Lover's Walk
You'll Never Be a Man

But the gauntlet you throw down might be the winner, Verbal!

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Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Postby TX_Fan » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:04 pm

from "The Very Best of Elvis Costello" :D ]

Almost Blue
I Want You
God Give Me Strength

other than that I agree with Painted from Memory, ATUB, and King of America :D

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Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Postby Mr. Getgood » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:12 am

Uncomplicated
I Hope You’re Happy Now
Tokyo Storm Warning
I love you just as much as I hate your guts.

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Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Postby sulky lad » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:49 am

Mr. Getgood wrote:Uncomplicated
I Hope You’re Happy Now
Tokyo Storm Warning


Actually that's about the best opening salvo of any of his albums !

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Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Postby jardine » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:26 am

agreed. and "opening salvo" is exactly the right term, too, for these three

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Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Postby Fishfinger king » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:44 am

Mr. Getgood wrote:Uncomplicated
I Hope You’re Happy Now
Tokyo Storm Warning


Sorry Verbal but this is the winner!
Is that so surprising nowadays?

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Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Postby sulky lad » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:08 am

Fishfinger king wrote:
Mr. Getgood wrote:Uncomplicated
I Hope You’re Happy Now
Tokyo Storm Warning


Sorry Verbal but this is the winner!


Looks like you're the winner Mr. Getgood and glad we met at Southampton at least !!

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Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Postby Dr. Luther » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:24 am

migdd wrote:"Jack of All Parades"
"Suit of Lights"
"Sleep of the Just"



With all due respect, you're all mistaken -- other than the gentleman that I have now "quoted".

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Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Postby krm » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:47 am

migdd wrote:"Jack of All Parades"
"Suit of Lights"
"Sleep of the Just"

on King of America. :D

We have a winner!!!

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Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Postby Mr. Getgood » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:18 am

sulky lad wrote:
Fishfinger king wrote:
Mr. Getgood wrote:Uncomplicated
I Hope You’re Happy Now
Tokyo Storm Warning


Sorry Verbal but this is the winner!


Looks like you're the winner Mr. Getgood and glad we met at Southampton at least !!


Yes, it was good to see you. I trust (!) you enjoyed all the other dates you got to see. As my first day of working from home commences, I have a feeling I’ll be trawling through the CDs that were handed out at the London meet ups. :lol:
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Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Postby stormwarning » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:56 am

Uncomplicated
I Hope You’re Happy Now
Tokyo Storm Warning

TO BE PLAYED AT MAXIMUM VOLUME, to quote another album which is strong in trifectas.
Not only is this my favorite triple from EC, it's one of my favorites from any album I own.
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Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Postby chickendinna » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:50 am

Either :
No Action
This Year's Girl
The Beat

Or:
Pump It Up
Little Triggers
You Belong to Me

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Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Postby sinatra57 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:03 am

For what it's worth I would go with

Country Darkness
There's A Story In Your Voice
Either Side Of The Same Town

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Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Postby jardine » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:14 am

we'll need to switch soon to 'are there 3 worse'. there'll be little to choose from. ain't that great!!

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Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:27 pm

jardine wrote:we'll need to switch soon to 'are there 3 worse'. there'll be little to choose from. ain't that great!!


I’d just nominate any combination from Wise Up Thought.
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Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Postby Fishfinger king » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:07 pm

jardine wrote:we'll need to switch soon to 'are there 3 worse'. there'll be little to choose from. ain't that great!!


How about:
Sour Milk Cow Blues
The Great Unknown
The Deportees Club

Or:
I Dreamed Of My Old Lover
How Deep Is The Red
She Was No Good
Is that so surprising nowadays?


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