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Poll: What's your favourite Barenaked Ladies album?

Gordon 34 (32%)
Maybe You Should Drive 21 (20%)
Born On A Pirate Ship 4 (4%)
Rock Spectacle (live CD, mostly hits) 8 (8%)
Stunt 4 (4%)
Maroon 3 (3%)
Single/Obscure/Compilation/Other 2 (2%)
Who could pick? 11 (10%)
Who cares? 18 (17%)
   Discussion: What's your favourite Barenaked Ladies album?
John J. Ryan · 17 years, 9 months ago
Never REALLY caught onto the BNL bandwagon.  Some good songs, but never stayed with me.  I can't like 'em all.
emilie is CRANKY · 17 years, 9 months ago
how could i possibly choose? :) i never really liked maroon as an album, although it does have some good songs on there. and i haven't really gotten into born on a pirate ship yet. choosing between stunt, maybe you should drive and gordon is a toughie. eek. i can't decide. i love all of them. :)
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 17 years, 9 months ago
I'm not a BNL fan but I figure if I follow this thread I'll read people saying nice things about Gordon :-)
Shelly Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
i -knew- you'd post something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

how very typical ;)
nate... · 17 years, 9 months ago
Just barely beats Gordon.

It's got ALMOST all of my favorites from Gordon.. and some other favs that aren't on that album. Also, some of the versions on this are SO freakin good.

01. Brian Wilson
02. Straw Hat And Old Dirty Hank
03. Break You Heart
04. Jane
05. When I Fall
06. Hello City
07. What A Good Boy
08. The Old Apartment
09. Life, In A Nutshell
10. These Apples
11. If I Had $1000000

If only it had Wrap Your Arms Around Me and Blame It On Me, it would be perfect. :)

emilie is CRANKY Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
argh. i *so* want rock spectacle now. :P
nate... Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
can you not get it over there??

cuz I can, like, send you a copy.

emilie is CRANKY Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
yeah, we can, but i have no money with which to buy it :D
nate... Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
Ahhh... yeah, that is a problem. :)
John J. Ryan Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
I was listening to Gordon last week, and while listening to Hello City, I thought that it would be a great song to jam to at the Budgiedome.  I'm fairly sure our resident BNL performer Bill from St. Louis will be back again.  He led a magical version of Brian Wilson last year.
Mamalissa! Back · 17 years, 9 months ago

I sing Hello City to my cat.  Except I change the words to Hello Kitty. 

 

Songbill Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
Yea! I do like playin the BNL
A girl named Becca · 17 years, 9 months ago

If I owned Rock Spectacle, that might be tough competition...but, since I don't, nothing comes close to Gordon.  The great majority of my favorites are on there... "Blame it on Me," "What a Good Boy," etc.  One of the great things about BNL, though, is they don't really have an album I don't like...Maroon is kinda shmeh, but it still has quite a few good songs...

:)

nate... Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
I really like Maroon, actually.

Though... mostly just the first few songs.
emilie is CRANKY Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
yup. on maroon i listen to the first 5 or 6, and then go back to the beginning :D
A girl named Becca Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
Exactly.  :)
Andrea Krause · 17 years, 9 months ago
I'm still the only BoaPS lover? It kicks butt! :)
sheryls Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
i'm with you, andrea! w00t! i love stomach vs heart.
Andrea Krause Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
And I Live With it Every Day is a gutwrenching song. I adore it.
Songbill Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
I lIve With it Everyday is gorgeous gorgeous live
Michael (foof) Maki Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
.oO I know you must have loved me one time, now I'm just a toy... Oo.
Bel kjfdxcvuyjh8 Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
some time, not one time.
Bel kjfdxcvuyjh8 Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
You bet!
Joy- new picture! Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
Born on a Pirate Ship was my first BNL album. I really really like it. Such good songs, and such weird songs! *dance*
emilie is CRANKY · 17 years, 9 months ago
has anyone else noticed that on BNL albums the 5th song always kicks butt? or is that just me? :D
nate... Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
Actually, that seems to be a trend in albums in general. When I lived in VT and was doing a radio show, some friends and I noticed that... and on more than one occasion, I did a show of ALL track 5's.

I liked doing theme shows. :)
sheryls Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
hey! i did a track 1 show once! :D
beth-pseudocanuck! Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
i tend to go with 3s on my radio shows. if i don't know an album, i'll just play track 3. :)
Bruce Rose Back · 17 years, 9 months ago

Agreed on theme shows, although I tend to favor covers shows instead of track number shows.  That could change soon, though.

 

On topic, I voted Gordon.  My favorite BNL songs are on MYSD, but overall Gordon is a better listen.

nate... Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
Yeah, I did all kinds of themes. It was very fun. :) The track 5 shows were just an example...

I used to love that slot.... 11pm until... whenever I finished, then I'd lock up the station. hehe
Arbie · 17 years, 9 months ago

I voted "who could pick" because I only own Gordon and Stunt I'm not sure why I only own those two, I like BNL, for lots of reasons. Mostly the same reasons I like Fruvous, but that's not to say that the bands are similar. I think they both went down the same road but quickly came to a fork in the road and went different ways.

 

emilie is CRANKY Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
oooh that's funny. i started off with those two albums, and even though they're my favourite band along with fruvous and DVN, it's taken me ages to get more of their cds for some reason. though the wait has been well worth it, because the others are really good too :)
lawrence · 17 years, 9 months ago
that is to say, anything but Born on a Pirate Ship. ick.
Bel kjfdxcvuyjh8 Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
Boo!
Talcott · 17 years, 9 months ago

Defintily Maybe You Should Drive, although Gordon is a close second.
Stunt and Pirate ship I like about half of, but most of the good from Pirate Ship made it onto the live album. After re-listening to it again recently, I've realized that I'm fully split on stunt. I either love or hate the songs. I still don't have Maroon though, I wasn't thrilled with what I heard, but then on first listen, MYSD and Wood didn't grab me either, and now they're favorite albums.

 

A girl named Becca Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
Maybe You Should Drive was my favorite for a few years, and is probably still second...but it kinda stagnated and Gordon kept growing on me.  :)
Kate Leahy Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
It's definitely my favorite.  Gordon is a close second.  Früvous is on Gordon, though :).
Songbill Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
MYSD has such a nice jazzy sophistication to it, that they seem to have abandoned for a straight-up pop thing. Losing Andy Creeggan was a big part of that.. Props to Kev, though.
Songbill Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
Me too. I wanted to BE THEM.
beth-pseudocanuck! Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
andy emailed me once. i loooooooove him. i haven't heard the bros creeg stuff. bad beth!!! maybe when i move to canada, i'll have to actually listen to it. hehehe. *heartstoandy*
nate... · 17 years, 9 months ago
I'd have to go with "Wood" as my favorite album.

*nods nods*
emilie is CRANKY Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
*kicks nate in the shins* :D
Bel kjfdxcvuyjh8 · 17 years, 9 months ago
I have all the CDs but would have to say BOAPS is the best of them I love This Is Where It Ends, Stomach Vs. Heart, Just A Toy, and Call Me Calmly. The other songs are good too, the only one I really don't like is Break Your Heart. *hides* But the Rock Spectacle versions of SH&ODH and When i Fall are way better.
jen · 17 years, 9 months ago

gordon is the only one that matters. after that they suck ass and sell out so who cares?

jen

nate... Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
*rolls eyes*

Eri Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
Good attitude. *nods*
nate... Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
excellent use of sarcasm. :)
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
Thank you. No one else seems to feel the same way about me :-)
emilie is CRANKY Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
yeah! gordon rocks! woo! :D
Heatseeker Tyco · 17 years, 9 months ago

What is up with you people? NOBODY has mentioned Disc One. It's got all the essentials, plus hello... Lovers in a dangerous time. That's why that one fote for 'Other' is up there. If (god forbid) I had to give up all my other BNL albums, Disc One is the one to keep.

I can handle it not being the favorite, Gordon does rock, but not even a mention?!

Kat Kunz Back · 17 years, 9 months ago

amen, bra.  see that *other* vote for "other"?  yep.  i know BNL didn't write "lovers," but they made it their own, and my only complaint is that it's not longer.  i could listen to those harmonies all day. 

however, i was really tempted to vote for the underdog born on a pirate ship, b/c though it's a little uneven, it has some moments of sheer brilliance (when i fall, straw hat, shoebox, break your heart, and just a toy, of which i think i'm the only person in the world who's a fan).  but picking fave BNL albums is like picking fave children, man--too hard, too hard. 

Bel kjfdxcvuyjh8 Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
JAT is one of my favourites too...
Bel kjfdxcvuyjh8 Back · 17 years, 9 months ago
I had a Disc One option, but Josh trashed it, FYI.

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