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« on: 30 May 2006, 21:08 »

Wouldn't it be nice, by the Beach Boys.

This is not available for argument.

Just a declarative statement.
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« Reply #1 on: 30 May 2006, 21:15 »

You know, it's definitaly massively high, but you know, I'm partial to Jungleland by Bruce Springsteen, and Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles (though the second one is in large part thanks to it's absolutely amazing placement after I Want You (She's So Heavy))
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« Reply #2 on: 30 May 2006, 22:19 »

I feel compelled to say that God Only Knows is just as good.
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« Reply #3 on: 30 May 2006, 22:59 »

Halloween by the Misfits.

Or the Time Warp.
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« Reply #4 on: 30 May 2006, 23:11 »

Sloop John B, hello.
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« Reply #5 on: 30 May 2006, 23:15 »

What about songs that haven't been released yet?

I'm partial to everything Chinese Democracy.
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« Reply #6 on: 31 May 2006, 07:29 »

I reckon the best song ever is 'Let it be', by the beatles not because it's my favorite or anything, but because I've yet to find a human being who does not like it.
But you know, since it's a fact and all, I guess 'Wouldn't it be nice' is he best. I haven't heard it so I can't pass judgement. That's probably why I disagree.
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« Reply #7 on: 31 May 2006, 07:38 »

My vote's for Staralfur.
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« Reply #8 on: 31 May 2006, 07:49 »

no.

uptight.  stevie wonder.
no comparison.
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« Reply #9 on: 31 May 2006, 08:07 »

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I reckon the best song ever is 'Let it be', by the beatles not because it's my favorite or anything, but because I've yet to find a human being who does not like it.
But you know, since it's a fact and all, I guess 'Wouldn't it be nice' is he best. I haven't heard it so I can't pass judgement. That's probably why I disagree.


I don't like it. Too schmaltzy for me. The fact that it's on the same album as Across the Universe fdoesn't help it either.
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« Reply #10 on: 31 May 2006, 08:26 »

My favorite is Iron & Wine - Upward Over the Mountain :-)
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« Reply #11 on: 31 May 2006, 09:05 »

The Chemical Brothers - Let Forever Be
The Chemical Brothers - The Sunshine Underground

Both totally totally perfect.
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« Reply #12 on: 31 May 2006, 09:19 »

THIS IS NOT ABOUT FAVOURITE SONGS!

IT IS ABOUT BEST SONGS!

OBJECTIVELY, THAT WAS WOULDN'T IT BE NICE LAST NIGHT WHEN I WAS DRUNK!

I HAVE NOT DECIDED FOR TODAY.
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« Reply #13 on: 31 May 2006, 10:42 »

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Time Warp


I second this
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« Reply #14 on: 31 May 2006, 10:57 »

Makeout Hobo, stick to things you know.

My Generation by The Who is clearly the best song ever.
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« Reply #15 on: 31 May 2006, 14:30 »

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You know, it's definitaly massively high, but you know, I'm partial to Jungleland by Bruce Springsteen, and Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles (though the second one is in large part thanks to it's absolutely amazing placement after I Want You (She's So Heavy))


Here Comes the sun is NOT after Sheís So Heavy, itís on the other side. CDís fucking kill albums like this. The album was meant to be arranged as two distinctive sides and if you listen to the LP you can tell; thatís the way it was arranged, along with almost every other good album from the era. Thatís one of the biggest problems I have with CDís, you donít get the same listening experience because itís all continuous. Of course, modern albums (mostly) are made for CDís and donít take this into account, and thatís just fine. The standard musical medium these days is CDís and people take this into account, but when vinyl ruled true artists knew that people would have a pause between sides and arranged albums accordingly, making the listening more exciting and interactive.
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« Reply #16 on: 31 May 2006, 14:42 »

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My Generation by The Who is clearly the best song ever.


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« Reply #17 on: 31 May 2006, 15:13 »

Comfortably Numb
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« Reply #18 on: 31 May 2006, 15:56 »

Anything by Cynic.
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« Reply #19 on: 31 May 2006, 16:06 »

Love Will Tear Us Apart

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« Reply #20 on: 31 May 2006, 16:07 »

No wait, it's a tie:

"Observatory Crest" or "My Head Is Only House Unless It Rains" by Captain Beefheart. Pure genius.
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« Reply #21 on: 31 May 2006, 16:08 »

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Anything by Cynic.


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« Reply #22 on: 31 May 2006, 16:09 »

I agree with this man. Also: Dachau Blues.
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« Reply #23 on: 31 May 2006, 16:39 »

Yay! People like me! ^_^
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« Reply #24 on: 31 May 2006, 16:51 »

Arvo Part - Te Deum
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« Reply #25 on: 31 May 2006, 17:00 »

The best song ever is Sunshine Superman by Donovan. I'm sorry. There is no argument. I mean, it's got Superman, it's got sunshine, and it's got Donovan.
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« Reply #26 on: 31 May 2006, 17:12 »

Build Me Up,Buttercup has the potential to be the best song ever.

 Perhaps if the right artist performed it.
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« Reply #27 on: 31 May 2006, 17:16 »

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The best song ever is Sunshine Superman by Donovan. I'm sorry. There is no argument. I mean, it's got Superman, it's got sunshine, and it's got Donovan.


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« Reply #28 on: 31 May 2006, 17:34 »

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I reckon the best song ever is 'Let it be', by the beatles not because it's my favorite or anything, but because I've yet to find a human being who does not like it.


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« Reply #29 on: 31 May 2006, 17:50 »

I am completely neutral regarding the Beatles and have no particular affection for that song. :(

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« Reply #30 on: 31 May 2006, 17:54 »

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I am completely neutral regarding the Beatles and have no particular affection for that song. :(


It's not even the best song on that album, and it's one of the Beatles' worst.
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« Reply #31 on: 31 May 2006, 18:53 »

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You know, it's definitaly massively high, but you know, I'm partial to Jungleland by Bruce Springsteen, and Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles (though the second one is in large part thanks to it's absolutely amazing placement after I Want You (She's So Heavy))


Here Comes the sun is NOT after Sheís So Heavy, itís on the other side. CDís fucking kill albums like this. The album was meant to be arranged as two distinctive sides and if you listen to the LP you can tell; thatís the way it was arranged, along with almost every other good album from the era. Thatís one of the biggest problems I have with CDís, you donít get the same listening experience because itís all continuous. Of course, modern albums (mostly) are made for CDís and donít take this into account, and thatís just fine. The standard musical medium these days is CDís and people take this into account, but when vinyl ruled true artists knew that people would have a pause between sides and arranged albums accordingly, making the listening more exciting and interactive.


Yikes, dude.  Yikes.

I like the contrast between the two.  While it may not have been the original plan by the Beatles, following up I Want You with Here Comes the Sun does sound pretty interesting/cool.  

Also, I'll submit that Here Comes the Sun may be tied with Sloop John B for best song ever.
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« Reply #32 on: 31 May 2006, 23:08 »

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for those that want to hear it:

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« Reply #33 on: 01 Jun 2006, 00:53 »

oh, and if you want to talk beatles, while my guitar gently weeps is clearly the best.
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« Reply #34 on: 01 Jun 2006, 01:48 »

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Anything by Cynic.


Except "How Could I?" I mean, it's good, but it's not BEST. Otherwise, Cynic have given my life meaning for the past 7 or so years.

I put forth two contenders: Slowdive - Alison
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« Reply #35 on: 01 Jun 2006, 02:43 »

Didn't we already have this thread? And I declared the winner to be "Lady Madonna" and every single person that has ever existed throughout human history unanimously agreed with me?

I am pretty sure that happened, guys.
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« Reply #36 on: 01 Jun 2006, 03:34 »

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I feel compelled to say that God Only Knows is just as good.

And I'm compelled to agree with you, as my now-fiancť used that on a compilation CD he made to propose to me.

Of course I'm not biased whatsoever.
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« Reply #37 on: 01 Jun 2006, 04:11 »

Losing my Religion.

I suck at being indie.
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« Reply #38 on: 01 Jun 2006, 04:42 »

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Anything by Cynic.


Except "How Could I?" I mean, it's good, but it's not BEST.



Correct, kinda.. It's still miles above 99% of all other music out there. Perhaps it could just seem like a weaker track, because it is placed right after the godly piece of music known as "Textures". It does close the album perfectly though, In my humble opinion.
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« Reply #39 on: 01 Jun 2006, 13:41 »

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Except "How Could I?" I mean, it's good, but it's not BEST.

I knew I was gonna see this post.
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« Reply #40 on: 01 Jun 2006, 13:51 »

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oh, and if you want to talk beatles, while my guitar gently weeps is clearly the best.


The acostic version of that song is pretty much my favorite thing ever.
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« Reply #41 on: 01 Jun 2006, 18:49 »

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oh, and if you want to talk beatles, while my guitar gently weeps is clearly the best.


And the winner of best opinion about The Beatles is......

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« Reply #42 on: 01 Jun 2006, 19:02 »

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You know, it's definitaly massively high, but you know, I'm partial to Jungleland by Bruce Springsteen, and Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles (though the second one is in large part thanks to it's absolutely amazing placement after I Want You (She's So Heavy))


Here Comes the sun is NOT after Sheís So Heavy, itís on the other side. CDís fucking kill albums like this. The album was meant to be arranged as two distinctive sides and if you listen to the LP you can tell; thatís the way it was arranged, along with almost every other good album from the era. Thatís one of the biggest problems I have with CDís, you donít get the same listening experience because itís all continuous. Of course, modern albums (mostly) are made for CDís and donít take this into account, and thatís just fine. The standard musical medium these days is CDís and people take this into account, but when vinyl ruled true artists knew that people would have a pause between sides and arranged albums accordingly, making the listening more exciting and interactive.


  Well, yeah, I do know that, since I own Abbey Road on vinyl as well, but since the first time I heard the album was on CD, I've always associated the song with coming right after the end of I Wan't You (She's So Heavy), and I doubt I'll ever be able not to.

  I don't necessarily agree with the fact that they aren't as exciting/interactive now though, I think that all depends on how the artist arranges it.  I'd say there's equal opprotunity for both to be just as exciting as the other, though albums designed in the vinyl age tend to be better on the vinyl.  That's my experience anyways, I don't have quite enough vinyl that I've listened to in order to back that up properly.
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« Reply #43 on: 01 Jun 2006, 20:25 »

Led Zepplin - Kashmir.
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Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride
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« Reply #44 on: 01 Jun 2006, 21:04 »

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  I don't necessarily agree with the fact that they aren't as exciting/interactive now though, I think that all depends on how the artist arranges it.  I'd say there's equal opprotunity for both to be just as exciting as the other, though albums designed in the vinyl age tend to be better on the vinyl.  That's my experience anyways, I don't have quite enough vinyl that I've listened to in order to back that up properly.

Well no, Iím not saying that they canít do that with CDís. Iím just saying that for an album like Abbey Road, they didnít even know what a CD was when it was recorded, so they arranged it with two distinct sides in mind. Thatís all.
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« Reply #45 on: 01 Jun 2006, 21:35 »

The more I hear it, the more I think that Islands' "Rough Gem" might be the best song ever.
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« Reply #46 on: 02 Jun 2006, 02:32 »

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Correct, kinda.. It's still miles above 99% of all other music out there. Perhaps it could just seem like a weaker track, because it is placed right after the godly piece of music known as "Textures". It does close the album perfectly though, In my humble opinion.


Yeah, because the end of the track is totally awesome. There are great moments throughout the entire song, really, but I just don't think it compares to the rest of the album. The worst thing about it, in my opinion, is that guitar-like riff being played on what sounds like a piano in the very beginning of the song. I'm guessing guitar synth, but whatever it is, that particular sound annoys the hell out of me. Don't get me wrong or anything, I love Cynic beyond maybe one or two bands ever, but I still think there are faults to be pointed out.
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« Reply #47 on: 02 Jun 2006, 03:18 »

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Correct, kinda.. It's still miles above 99% of all other music out there. Perhaps it could just seem like a weaker track, because it is placed right after the godly piece of music known as "Textures". It does close the album perfectly though, In my humble opinion.


Yeah, because the end of the track is totally awesome. There are great moments throughout the entire song, really, but I just don't think it compares to the rest of the album. The worst thing about it, in my opinion, is that guitar-like riff being played on what sounds like a piano in the very beginning of the song. I'm guessing guitar synth, but whatever it is, that particular sound annoys the hell out of me. Don't get me wrong or anything, I love Cynic beyond maybe one or two bands ever, but I still think there are faults to be pointed out.


Agreed, that Synth sound is pretty darned cheesy, but screw it. I've grown to love it, actually!
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« Reply #48 on: 02 Jun 2006, 03:25 »

I'd say Race for the Prize by the Flaming Lips.

Actually, The Soft Bulletin is full of best songs ever.
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« Reply #49 on: 02 Jun 2006, 03:57 »

That song amazed me the first time I heard it. Great stuff.
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