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Survivor: Gentle Giant: In A Glass House: R1

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Topic: Survivor: Gentle Giant: In A Glass House: R1
Posted By: geneyesontle
Subject: Survivor: Gentle Giant: In A Glass House: R1
Date Posted: May 03 2012 at 18:48
After all these weeks, I had chosen to continue my Gentle Giant survivors.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6. ?


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Posted By: Saperlipopette!
Date Posted: May 03 2012 at 18:59
Now I got it. A Reuinion. Short and forgettable.

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Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: May 03 2012 at 19:32
Same. A Reunion. Easy choice.

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Posted By: colorofmoney91
Date Posted: May 03 2012 at 19:45
Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

Same. A Reunion. Easy choice.


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Posted By: Fox On The Rocks
Date Posted: May 03 2012 at 19:46
Way of Life. I don't really dig that main riff, it sounds a bit cheesy to be quite honest.

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Posted By: Jojowarren
Date Posted: May 03 2012 at 19:57
A Reunion. It's a good piece but everything else on the album is perfect.


Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: May 03 2012 at 20:13
Way of Life annoys me.  I like everything else


Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: May 03 2012 at 20:56
Originally posted by Saperlipopette! Saperlipopette! wrote:

Now I got it. A Reuinion. Short and forgettable.
 
Approve


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Posted By: HarbouringTheSoul
Date Posted: May 03 2012 at 23:50
Experience. I don't like that riff that accompanies the "master inner voices" part. And A Reuinion is beautiful.


Posted By: irrelevant
Date Posted: May 04 2012 at 02:31
Experience. 

And yes, A Reunion is beautiful, I hope people aren't voting for it simply because it's the shortest. 


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Posted By: Icarium
Date Posted: May 04 2012 at 02:38
Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks Fox On The Rocks wrote:

Way of Life. I don't really dig that main riff, it sounds a bit cheesy to be quite honest.
it is my favourite song on the album mainly becouse of that riff


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Posted By: yanch
Date Posted: May 04 2012 at 06:02
Lullaby.


Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: May 04 2012 at 07:18

A Reunion, but all these tracks are great...



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Posted By: The Bearded Bard
Date Posted: May 04 2012 at 09:25
Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:

Originally posted by Saperlipopette! Saperlipopette! wrote:

Now I got it. A Reuinion. Short and forgettable.
Approve
Yup!

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Posted By: Zombywoof
Date Posted: May 04 2012 at 09:57
Reunion. A sweet song, but nothing like the others.

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Posted By: Tasartir
Date Posted: May 04 2012 at 17:14
I really wish these apparently trendy "survivor" polls would stop clogging the new polls feed.

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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: May 04 2012 at 18:42
Jesus Gawd this kid is more of a detriment to the polls section than Gandalff


Posted By: Rune2000
Date Posted: May 05 2012 at 05:23
1. In a Glass House
2. The Runaway
3. Way of Life
4. Experience
5. An Inmates Lullaby
6. A Reunion


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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: May 05 2012 at 06:02
Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks Fox On The Rocks wrote:

Way of Life. I don't really dig that main riff, it sounds a bit cheesy to be quite honest.

How can you tell what's cheesy in GG's music, 'cause I still don't dig it?


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Posted By: Tasartir
Date Posted: May 05 2012 at 06:20
Great times for people who are trying to express an opinion.

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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: May 05 2012 at 06:39
Originally posted by Tasartir Tasartir wrote:

Great times for people who are trying to express an opinion.

Seriously, dude, get a life, you know. You are just wasting your time. Take out the trash. Write a piece of music. Plant a tree. Build a house. Give birth to a child.


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Posted By: Capt Fongsby
Date Posted: May 05 2012 at 06:47
A bit of a slump album to me, I'm afraid. Excellent musicianship as always, but relatively weak in the songwriting department, IMO.

I'll be voting for the plinkety-plonk Lullaby till it's gone.


Posted By: geneyesontle
Date Posted: May 05 2012 at 11:25
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Jesus Gawd this kid is more of a detriment to the polls section than Gandalff
 
DETRIMENT!!!
 
AngryAngryAngry
 
Don't say to me words like that. CryCryCry


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Posted By: geneyesontle
Date Posted: May 05 2012 at 11:27
Originally posted by irrelevant irrelevant wrote:

Experience. 

And yes, A Reunion is beautiful, I hope people aren't voting for it simply because it's the shortest. 
 
Experience is one of the best songs of the album.
 
Originally posted by Rune2000 Rune2000 wrote:

1. In a Glass House
2. The Runaway
3. Way of Life
4. Experience
5. An Inmates Lullaby
6. A Reunion
 
Almost perfect list. You'll just have to change Way of Life and Experience in order and that would make a perfect list in my personal opinion.


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Posted By: wilmon91
Date Posted: May 05 2012 at 11:51

A Reunion.

Not because it's short, but the chorus is a bit boring, and it's something about the singing which isn't great.
 
 
Another soft song which works much better is Think of Me With Kindness from Octopus, but it builds up from soft to loud. "A Reunion" is soft all the way, no energy or dynamics.


Posted By: irrelevant
Date Posted: May 05 2012 at 11:53
Originally posted by geneyesontle geneyesontle wrote:

Originally posted by irrelevant irrelevant wrote:

Experience. 

And yes, A Reunion is beautiful, I hope people aren't voting for it simply because it's the shortest. 
 
Experience is one of the best songs of the album.

Not to me. Still a very good song though. 


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Posted By: irrelevant
Date Posted: May 05 2012 at 12:02
Originally posted by wilmon91 wilmon91 wrote:

"A Reunion" is soft all the way, no energy or dynamics.


And provides a refreshing change in the album. Big smile



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Posted By: HarbouringTheSoul
Date Posted: May 05 2012 at 12:30
Originally posted by wilmon91 wilmon91 wrote:

"A Reunion" is soft all the way, no energy or dynamics.

True. I see why this could be off-putting, but I personally don't mind because the short is so short that it never exhausts itself to the point of needing to change. Two verses and two choruses are just the right length. "Think of Me With Kindness" is actually one of my least favorite GG songs from their "classic" phase. I've learned to appreciate it over time, but I'm still not 100% sold on the vocal melody. I actually believe GG never made a bad song until   "Empty City" and "Timing".

After listening to "Experience" again, I realized that my problem wasn't the "heavy" riff (although I still find the part where it goes up and down on the same three notes a bit silly) but more the "choral" vocal section by Kerry. It's disruptive and I find the vocal arrangement and the church organ too bombastic. Still a good song on the whole. The instrumental sections are killer.


Posted By: geneyesontle
Date Posted: May 06 2012 at 10:26
Here are the results:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5. An Inmates Lullaby
6. A Reunion


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Posted By: irrelevant
Date Posted: May 06 2012 at 10:43
Originally posted by HarbouringTheSoul HarbouringTheSoul wrote:

 I actually believe GG never made a bad song until   "Empty City" and "Timing".


U MAD


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Posted By: HarbouringTheSoul
Date Posted: May 06 2012 at 12:36
Originally posted by irrelevant irrelevant wrote:

Originally posted by HarbouringTheSoul HarbouringTheSoul wrote:

 I actually believe GG never made a bad song until   "Empty City" and "Timing".


U MAD

Maybe? "Bad" might have been an exaggeration (although it holds true for "Timing"), but I don't like the verse melody even though the atmosphere is very pleasant, and the transition between the soft and heavy parts is unfitting. It feels less like a song and more like a construction that groups together two unrelated themes.


Posted By: The Bearded Bard
Date Posted: May 06 2012 at 14:15
Originally posted by geneyesontle geneyesontle wrote:

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Jesus Gawd this kid is more of a detriment to the polls section than Gandalff
 
DETRIMENT!!!
 
AngryAngryAngry
 
Don't say to me words like that. CryCryCry
I think he was talking to Tasartir.

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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: May 06 2012 at 14:18
I was


Posted By: The Bearded Bard
Date Posted: May 06 2012 at 14:23
Originally posted by Capt Fongsby Capt Fongsby wrote:

A bit of a slump album to me, I'm afraid. Excellent musicianship as always, but relatively weak in the songwriting department, IMO.
Agreed!
 
Originally posted by Capt Fongsby Capt Fongsby wrote:


I'll be voting for the plinkety-plonk Lullaby till it's gone.
NooooooCry


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