Top Ten EC Tracks Ever

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Postby El Vez » Thu Jun 19, 2003 6:09 pm

1. When I Was Cruel no. 2
2. Distorted Angel *
3. Watching The Detectives
4. Two Little Hitlers
5. Beyond Belief
6. Shipbuilding
7. All Grown Up
8. Kinder Murder
9. Alison
10. Let Him Dangle


*Tricky remix
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Postby so lacklustre » Sat Jun 21, 2003 7:13 am

Here are the points so far............................Norway can we have your vote please?
:) :?
I Want You.................................70 points
Lipstick Vogue............................56
Beyond Belief.............................40
Man Out Of Time.........................36
Almost Blue................................33
Deep Dark Truthful Mirror............26
Watching the Detectives...............26
New Amsterdam..........................25
Riot Act......................................24
Radio Radio................................22

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Postby Jackson Doofster » Sat Jun 21, 2003 10:20 am

1. Possession
2. Human Hands
3. King Horse
4. Jack of All Parades
5. Green Song
6. Distorted Angel
7. Man Out of Time
8. Man Called Uncle
9. You'll Never be a Man
10. Who do you Think you Are ?
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Postby so lacklustre » Thu Jun 26, 2003 6:10 am

Here I am desperately trying to maintain interest in this thread. So far only 18 posters have listed their top ten. What's up with the rest of you?

Vote, NOW.

Open for one more week.

I Want You ..........................70
Lipstick Vogue ..........56
Beyond Belief ..........40
Man Out Of Time ..........40
Almost Blue ..........33
Deep Dark Truthful Mirror ....26
Possession ..........................26
Watching the Detectives.......26
New Amsterdam ..........25
Human Hands ..........24
Riot Act ..........................24

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Postby pophead2k » Thu Jun 26, 2003 10:29 am

Can't think about this too much....so this is spontaneous....

1. You Tripped at Every Step
2. I Want You
3. Accidents Will Happen
4. The Birds Will Still Be Singing
5. Painted From Memory
6. God's Comic
7. Kid About It
8. Suit of Lights
9. No Action
10. My Dark Life

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Postby Danny » Sat Jun 28, 2003 10:33 am

Here's mine, with pretentious annotation!

1 Oliver's Army

How does he come up with such strong melodies? I've heard this a thousand times and the joyous rush of it never fades.

2 Tear Off Your Own Head...

Intense pop highs from the falsettos and the heady chorus - better than you think it is

3 Beyond Belief

Sonic supernova - one of pop's great studio creations.

4 King Horse

Incredible arrangement hingeing on that punchline twang after 'it means much more than it might'

5 Pump It Up

Truly classic rock track - what a sound! Best single of 1978. Think you're sick of it? Leave it a year then play it again full blast. It sounds better than ever

6 Man Out Of Time

Massive, mighty, melancholy masterpiece

7 Night Rally

Gorgeous - melancholy fused to melody is the essence of pop, and when the acoustic guitars come in on 'everybody's singing with their hand on their heart', you want to cry - and then it's topped by 'singing in the showers - oh I know....', then beaten by 'get that chicken out of here!', and finally topped by the 'ta-king those - night classes!' The intensity of it all is exquisite.

8 No Action

A rollercoaster of an arrangement - it's Lipstick Vogue distilled to 100% proof.

9 Shipbuilding

This is an astounding perfomance from the guys - the chills start from those opening funereal chords, and they don't let up until the waves lap tragically on the shore at the end.

10 Almost Blue

Bluest song of all time - what an arrangement - those piano touches from Steve complementing Elvis's achingly sad vocal.


This will change by next week, with I Hope You're Happy Now jostling with New Lace Sleeves, London's Brilliant Parade, Suit Of Lights and You Little Fool for a foot in the door!

Cheers all

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Apologies for duplicates

Postby Danny » Sat Jun 28, 2003 10:36 am

Sorry for the repeats everyone - I kept getting error messages when I pressed submit, so I didn't think they were going live! Please delete if you wish Mr Moderator!

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Postby bobster » Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:39 pm

Okay, I'll bite. However, let it be known that my opinions/feelings change on a daily basis and I take no responsibility for any of this! (Also, I'm disqualifying "What's So Funny" -- a real contender for #1 as EC didn't write it, cause including other songwriters just opens the door way too wide.)

10. Toledo
9. Oliver's Army
8. Night Rally
7. Tramp the Dirt Down
6. Blue Chair
5. This Year's Girl
4. You'll Never Be a Man
3. Kid About It
2. Almost Blue

And the surprise #1 choice....

1. Alison
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Postby Boy With A Problem » Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:50 pm

Mine are always changing as well -

1. Man Out Of Time
2. Beyond Belief
3. Less Than Zero
4. Temptation
5. Motel Matches
6. Radio Radio
7. Indoor Fireworks
8. The Invisible Man
9. American Without Tears
10. Kinder Murder

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Postby so lacklustre » Mon Jul 07, 2003 5:28 pm

Here are the results:

I Want You......................79
Beyond Belief...................57
Lipstick Vogue..................56
Man Out Of Time.................55
Almost Blue.....................43
King Horse......................29
Radio Radio.....................27
Possession......................26
Watching the Detectives.........26
Deep Dark Truthful Mirror.......26
New Amsterdam...................25
Riot Act........................24
Human Hands.....................24
You Tripped at Every Step.......23
American Without Tears..........21
Indoor Fireworks................19
Suit of Lights..................18
Shipbuilding....................18
Clubland........................18
Accidents Will Happen...........16
Motel Matches...................16
Big Tears.......................16
This Years Girl.................16


And by Album

All This Useless Beauty.........62
Armed Forces....................63
Blood And Chocolate.............97
Brutal Youth....................60
For The Stars....................6
Get Happy......................154
Goodbye Cruel World.............13
Imperial Bedroom...............207
King Of America.................96
Mighty Like A Rose..............36
My Aim Is True..................76
Painted From Memory.............13
Punch The Clock.................24
Spike...........................49
The Juliet Letters..............15
This Years Model...............150
Trust...........................49
When I Was Cruel................39

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Postby bronxapostle » Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:07 am

1. SLEEP OF THE JUST 2. TINY STEPS 3. BLACK AND WHITE WORLD 4. PAINTED FROM MEMORY 5. THE OTHER END OF THE TELESCOPE 6. IN ANOTHER ROOM 7. WHEN I WAS CRUEL #1 8. I'M NOT ANGRY 9. MY SCIENCE FICTION WIN 10. POOR NAPOLEON top ten "other!!!" 1. LONDON CALLING 2. ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE 3. KING OF THE UNKNOWN SEA 4. TEMPTED/BLACK COFFEE 5. I STAND ACCUSED 6. LITTLE ATOMS/FAR FROM THE PRIZE 1996 7. RADIO SILENCE Bill Frisell night 8. SHE 9. IMAGINATION IS A P.D. 10. KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN"S DOOR best since original!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby Emotional Toothpaste » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:50 pm

1. Miracle Man
2. Sleep of the Just
3. Poor Fractured Atlas
4. My Thief
5. Painted from Memory
6. Jack of All Parades
7. I'll Wear it Proudly
8. Two Little Hitlers
9. Fallen
10. Heart Shaped Bruise

This really needs to be a top 20 or 30 song list.

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Postby migdd » Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:09 pm

1.) Poisoned Rose
2.) Either Side of the Same Town
3.) I'll Wear It Proudly
4.) I'm In the Mood Again
5.) Alison
6.) Sleep of the Just
7.) The Birds Will Still Be Singing
8.) I Want You
9.) Scarlet Tide
10.) Man Out of Time

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Postby seanpointblank » Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:41 pm

1. I Want You
2. New Lace Sleeves
3. High Fidelity
4. Almost Blue
5. Lipstick Vogue
6. Radio, Radio
7. Big Sister's Clothes
8. Big Tears
9. Man Out of Time
10. Watching the Detectives

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Postby BlueChair » Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:59 pm

I love when three year old threads get resurrected :D
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:35 am

BlueChair wrote:I love when three year old threads get resurrected :D


I'll resurrect my 40th birthday one then! :lol:
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Postby DeathWearsABigHat » Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:06 am

1. Man Out of Time
2. Lipstick Vogue
3. Why Can't a Man Stand Alone
4. Radio Radio
5. I Want You
6. Riot Act
7. In the Darkest Place
8. Couldn't Call It Unexpected #4
9. The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes
10. New Lace Sleeves
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Postby And No Coffee Table » Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:20 am

1. Sleep Of The Just
2. New Lace Sleeves
3. That Day Is Done
4. Couldn't Call It Unexpected No. 4
5. Next Time Round
6. American Without Tears
7. Pills And Soap
8. Imperial Bedroom
9. In The Darkest Place
10. Hoover Factory

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Postby hes a fine figure of a ma » Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:16 pm

Nice thread , mine change from listen to listen ,here are my current chart positions

1 Man out of Time
2 Alison
3 New Lace Sleeves
4 I hope your happy now
5 Lipservice
6 Clown time is over
7 God Give me strength
8 It Time
9 Complicated Shadows
10 The Angels wanna wear my red shoes

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Postby wolfcat » Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:15 pm

1. Beyond Belief
2. Indoor Fireworks
3. I Want You
4. Almost Blue
5. Brilliant Mistake
6, Shot With His Own Gun
7. Heathen Town
8. Shipbuilding
9. Man Out Of Time
10. Alison
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Postby King Hoarse » Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:34 am

I must have found this board by '03? Oh well, better late than never.

1. Couldn't Call It Unexpected #4
2. Beyond Belief
3. New Lace Sleeves
4. The Birds Will Still Be Singing
5. Riot Act
6. King Horse
7. Hoover Factory
8. Shipbuilding
9. Blue Chair (7")
10. Kinder Murder
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Postby oily slick » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:23 am

yeah, i can't believe i wasn't in here either.

1. Beyond Belief
2. Clubland
3. Man Out of Time
4. I Want You
5. Riot Act
6. King Horse
7. Lipstick Vogue
8. All This Useless Beauty
9. Country Darkness
10. When I Was Cruel 2

had to go check and make certain these were in my top 30 :)
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