Poll: TMBG's "Lincoln" - Side 1
Maybe we should just skip to the first side of Flood at this point? I mean, there's just no way anything from side 2 of Lincoln will come close to beating Ana Ng. (In fact, I'd say there's a good chance it'll win the whole thing. Either that or it'll lose to Birdhouse. But if those don't end up being the top 2, I will be extremely surprised.)
Songbill · 15 years, 5 months ago
You're right. It probably will be Birdhouse or Ana Ng. I am curious if any of Flansy's songs will win any of these contests.
> I am curious if any of Flansy's songs will win any of these contests.
I think Sleeping in the Flowers will probably win for side 1 of John Henry, but it'll lose to End of the Tour in the John Henry final round.
oh this is a relief. we've been agreeing too much lately. back to normal, I guess. :)
but seriously, even if you don't like the song, do you really think it's their worst? I mean, are you really telling me you prefer, oh, I don't know, 'I Am a Grocery Bag'? Or 'Clowntown'? Or 'You'll Miss Me'?
'End of the Tour' is in an 11-way tie for 7th place on tmbw.net, so I kind of expect it to do well here, too.
Josh Woodward · 15 years, 5 months ago
Not quite back to normal: I agree with Lawrence. :D
I love "End of the Tour", probably even my favorite from John Henry. I think it'll do great here.
See, perhaps it's because of Window.
I hear that, and think "Okay, album's over" and move on.
Holy crap, you skip Out of Jail and Stomp Box and End of the Tour? You are so dead to me. :)
it's not a conscious decision..... it's just.... window sounds like the throwaway end of album song.
well, yeah, but it's only 59 seconds long, so by the time you even notice it's on, it's almost over. :)
though to be fair, I think that was one of the reasons they haven't made an album as long as John Henry since. Even if you like all 20 tracks, after about 45 minutes, it's time to listen to something else, so a lot of people never get to the end.
okay okay, they've done far worse.... and it was cute the first few times I heard it... but honestly, it just hasn't had any staying power with me.
Interesting note on the Flansburgh songs. on tmbw.net, the top-ranked song written by Flansburgh is 'Subliminal' (#13). The top-ranked song sung by him is 'Reprehensible' (#21), which was (probably) written by Linnell.
The top-ranked true Flans song seems to be 'We Live in a Dump' (#24).
But of the top 100 songs there, only 12 are true Flans songs. I'm not counting covers or live versions or collaborations, so there aren't necessarily 88 Linnell songs in there, but there are a lot.
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