Elvis Cup Rd 1: My Aim Is True V King of America

Pretty self-explanatory

My Aim Is True V King of America

Poll ended at Thu Sep 25, 2003 4:04 pm

KOA
23
56%
MAIT
18
44%
 
Total votes: 41

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Elvis Cup Rd 1: My Aim Is True V King of America

Postby Jackson Monk » Sat Sep 20, 2003 4:04 pm

This could be very close. It's KOA for me (easily) but some of you guys and gals crave the simple angry elvis.

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Postby sulkygirl » Sat Sep 20, 2003 4:32 pm

Definitely MAIT for me.
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Postby bambooneedle » Sat Sep 20, 2003 5:53 pm

KOA...

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Sat Sep 20, 2003 7:40 pm

Slightly less silly, but still silly. But I guess, rather as with the groups in the Champions League, which are so suspiciously arranged around one superteam per group, you don't want to see the big guns fall at the first hurdle.

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KoA

Postby girl out of time » Sat Sep 20, 2003 7:52 pm

King of America, no doubt about it!
...the promise of indulgence in my confidential voice approached inmortal danger but you´ll never know how close....

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Postby Jackson Monk » Sat Sep 20, 2003 7:55 pm

Hey Otis....no fixing here. I sat in the corner of my office tearing up little pieces of paper and drawing them out whilst looking at the ceiling.

If you check the draw from yesterday, you'll see that there are one or two closer run things. Armed forces v TYM for example :D

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Postby cbartal » Sat Sep 20, 2003 8:46 pm

This is a bit unfair. It's like comparing Meet the Beatles to Beatles White, or Boy to Achtung Baby, etc etc. Of course KOA is a better album. Elvis had honed his talents to perfection, matured as an artist. I'll take King, but it's literally men against boys here.

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Postby Watching_Detectives » Sat Sep 20, 2003 10:35 pm

MAIT all the way. *Holds up big checkered foam #1*

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Postby Jackson Monk » Sun Sep 21, 2003 2:36 am

What we are finding here is that some EC fans prefer the rougher edged Elvis to the more polished Elvis. I always suspectd that this would happen. This game is pointless and childish but that was always the point. Cruel Smile could be drawn against ImpBed in the next round. It's a 'no brainer' but I wouldn't bet agaist someone voting for the former!

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Postby so lacklustre » Sun Sep 21, 2003 6:40 am

MAIT for me mate.
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Postby PlaythingOrPet » Sun Sep 21, 2003 6:53 am

I hate the sound of MAIT and all the irritating twangy-ness that goes with it. 'Detectives' being an exception. Genius, that is.

C'mon KOA, c'mon KOA, c'mon KOA!
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Postby laughingcrow » Sun Sep 21, 2003 11:09 am

My Aim Is True....I love King Of America, but MAIT just pips it because of the 'rough edges'...you can hear the inspiration.

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Postby Misha » Mon Sep 22, 2003 1:53 am

MAIT screams to me of pure, honest, coming out of you so you don't explode music. Just some sort of purity. Yeah, lots of spitting anger, but still a raw, fresh wound sort of music....
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Postby Goody2Shoes » Mon Sep 22, 2003 7:30 am

I haven't had a lot of time to spend here lately (wanton destruction of your neighborhood will do that), so are we voting for which we like best?

If so, it's King of America for me. MAIT is nostalgic and sentimental for me, love that pigeon-toed skinny boy on the cover, but KOA is just better, and it finds its way into the changer more often.
It's a radiation vibe I'm groovin' on

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Postby mood swung » Mon Sep 22, 2003 7:36 am

My Aim is True. There's just sooooooooo much freaking potential to hear.
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Sep 22, 2003 8:28 am

KOA for me.
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Postby Copenhagen Fan » Mon Sep 22, 2003 8:51 am

My Aim is True

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Postby BlueChair » Tue Sep 23, 2003 2:34 pm

I picked King Of America, if only for a few GREAT acoustic numbers.

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Postby Jackson Monk » Wed Sep 24, 2003 8:03 am

KOA is pulling awat - too right as well!

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Postby LessThanZero » Wed Sep 24, 2003 6:39 pm

Don't have KOA, and I adore MAIT. That's that then.
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Postby lipstickvogue » Thu Sep 25, 2003 3:11 am

Both are great albums but I've GOT to go with KoA!!!

I feel that you are toying with our very souls in asking us to choose between some of these...cruel.
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