Worst SOE Song

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Worst SOE Song
« on: November 27, 2017, 01:43:56 PM »
What in your opinion is the worst SOE song?
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Acrobat

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Re: Worst SOE Song
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2017, 01:48:58 PM »
YTBTAM closely followed by GOOYOW

If they had replaced one of these songs.....in particular YTBTAM......with Book Of Your Heart......well who knows.
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Re: Worst SOE Song
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2017, 01:49:34 PM »
The Showman. Awful.

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Re: Worst SOE Song
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 01:53:20 PM »
American Soul by a mile.

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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 01:57:42 PM »
SOE reminds me of NLOTH. The three song stretches of Crazy, GOYB and SUC & YTBTAM, GOOYOW and American Soul are all very weak.

However, the other songs on SOE are much better than most of the rest of NLOTH.

I quite like The Showman, Tafkab....not at first but its growing on me.
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 04:29:55 PM »
I quite like The Showman, Tafkab....not at first but its growing on me.

Warts do that too...  ;D

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Re: Worst SOE Song
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 05:00:50 PM »
Love is bigger than anything in it's way

It's not a bad song. It's just OK.
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Re: Worst SOE Song
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2017, 05:47:40 PM »
Blackout.  U2 cliches welded together. (A good welding job though).

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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2017, 05:57:06 PM »
The Showman. Awful.

I like it. I don't see the wild honey comparisons at all.
Well, They're both acoustic.....

Chalk and cheese to me.

Ytbtam is the lapped athlete in this race.

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Re: Worst SOE Song
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2017, 06:22:09 PM »
Hey, hey, sha la la

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Re: Worst SOE Song
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2017, 07:09:42 PM »
I went with Best Thing. It isn't awful but just a bit bored with it. Given it has been out for a while and the other songs are fresher, I might change my mind in due course. I struggle with the 3 songs of Summer of Love, Red Flag Day and Showman although Showman not as bad. 

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Worst SOE Song
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2017, 08:43:26 PM »
I think Love Is Bigger is the weak link for me.  It's not a bad song, but it needs a little something more. It's a little bland.

The Showman is very Elvis Costello + the Attractions to me, and I fucking love it.
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Re: Worst SOE Song
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2017, 09:23:30 PM »
The Showman. Awful.
Absolutely
Agree. I believe Noel Gallagher said he loves it...?!?!

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Re: Worst SOE Song
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2017, 10:50:07 PM »
The Showman. Awful.
Absolutely
Agree. I believe Noel Gallagher said he loves it...?!?!

Was just listening to the new Noel Gallagher album and I'm surprised by this. Someone else compared "The Showman" to "Jessie's Girl", which I thought was a crazy comparison until I heard "The Showman" with its similar guitar. It's not a terrible song, it's just not as good as 80% of the rest of the album.

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« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2017, 10:51:12 PM »
I'm loving Showman now, and I'm hearing more Dylan's The Hurricane in the cadence of the verses. Opening riff got me singing Jessie's Girl though haha.
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