sylvian - worst to best

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sylvian - worst to best

Postby Chad on Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:35 pm

I woke up feeling kinda ornery today. Maybe this shake you guys up. :)

manafon
died in wool
theres a light
uncommon deities
adolescent sex
blemish
wandermule
naoshima
ember glance
obscure alternatives
alchemy
plight and prem
dead bees
flux and mute
gentlemen take poloroids
gone to earth
quiet life
the first day
damage
rain tree crow
tin drum
brilliant trees
snowborne sorrow
secrets of the beehive
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Re: sylvian - worst to best

Postby svendutchmountains on Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:12 pm

Yawn...
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Re: sylvian - worst to best

Postby Tin Bird on Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:23 pm

Have not heard:
theres a light
uncommon deities
adolescent sex
wandermule
obscure alternatives

as for the rest:
worst to best....
died in wool
naoshima
quiet life
the first day
manafon
gentlemen take poloroids
ember glance
flux and mute
alchemy
blemish
gone to earth
damage
tin drum
rain tree crow
plight and prem
snowborne sorrow
dead bees
brilliant trees
secrets of the beehive
When I cannot sing my heart...I can only speak my mind...
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Re: sylvian - worst to best

Postby Chad on Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:36 pm

svendutchmountains wrote:Yawn...


is that the new one coming out? I haven't heard that one yet.
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Re: sylvian - worst to best

Postby Tin Bird on Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:15 pm

:lol:
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Re: sylvian - worst to best

Postby Chet on Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:16 pm

theres a light
wandermude
uncommon deities
died in wool
naoshima
manafon
the first day
adolescent sex
ember glance
damage
obscure alternatives
blemish
snow borne sorrow
quiet life
gentlemen take polaroids
plight & prem
dead bees
alchemy
rain tree crow
gone to earth
flux & mute
preparations for a journey
tin drum
secrets of the beehive
brilliant trees
And my heart sings of many things
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Re: sylvian - worst to best

Postby depeon on Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:07 am

A couple of non album tracks which i love and very rarely get a mention:

For the love of life
Pop Song
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Re: sylvian - worst to best

Postby Tin Bird on Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:52 pm

Love Pop Song.. how bout Heartbeat, Linoleum, Ride, Do You Know Me Now?, Buoy, When Love Walks In, exit/delete, Earthbound (Starblind), Endgame, Damage, The First Day...lots of great B-sides and one offs.
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Re: sylvian - worst to best

Postby depeon on Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:32 pm

You're right Tin, he has done some wonderful one off's, i had forgotten about Earthbound, lovely lyrics with great vocals, Venice is another favourite of mine, Pop Song came on on my ipod today which made me think of it, totally timeless. BTW Did i see in a previous post that you have meniere's disease? If so hello from a fellow sufferer!
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Re: sylvian - worst to best

Postby Chad on Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:26 pm

world citizen...
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Re: sylvian - worst to best

Postby Tin Bird on Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:59 am

Yes, unfortunately...sorry to hear about yours, but hello nonetheless. Meniere's is a bear isn't it? How long have you had symptoms?

World Citizen another good one.
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Re: sylvian - worst to best

Postby baht habit on Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:42 am

ah, good morning...


adolescent sex
obscure alternatives
quiet life
gentleman take polaroids
tin drum
wandermude
when loud weather buffeted naoshima
uncommon deities
brilliant trees
plight and premonition
…with no other house in sight
ember glance
alchemy - an index of possibilities
dead bees on a cake
flux + mutability
blemish
approaching silence
rain tree crow
manafon
snow borne sorrow / money for all
damage
died in the wool
secrets of the beehive
gone to earth
the first day
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Re: sylvian - worst to best

Postby Blemished on Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:56 pm

Hmm...surprisingly tricky

adolescent sex
ember glance
wandermude
naoshima
flux & mute
uncommon deities
obscure alternatives
theres a light
the first day
dead bees
plight & prem
quiet life
gentlemen take polaroids
alchemy/preparations for a journey
snow borne sorrow
died in wool
blemish
gone to earth
damage
tin drum
secrets of the beehive
rain tree crow
manafon
brilliant trees
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Re: sylvian - worst to best

Postby Tin Bird on Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:53 pm

Wow two votes for Manafon in the top 10. Surprising! Also have to say Baht that it's a shock to me that any Sylvian fan would rate The First Day as their favorite. It is just so different from what I think would be considered David's true sound...Firepower and all that. I kind've liked Jean the Birdman and God's Monkey was tolerable but for me the rest of the album was completely unpalatable. I for one can't stand listening to Fripp go nuts rocking out the power chords....anyway...too each his/her own..just surprising to me that's all. Another shock was how low you rated Brilliant Trees and Tin Drum....I know there is room for all opinions and I am not saying anybody is wrong or right or whatever but I guess I thought that to all long time Sylvian Fans Brilliant Trees, Tin Drum, and Secrets of the Beehive were the stuff and that all of the other albums would work around them. Guess I was wrong....
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Re: sylvian - worst to best

Postby kitaj on Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:51 pm

I can't be bothered to do such a long list, so I thought I'd only do a "surprisingly best"/"surprisingly worst" type of thing, if only to shake up the proceedings a little.

pieces which don't do anything for me: Heartbeat, God's Monkey, Darkest Dreaming.
I can happily zone out much of the later vocal collabs, such as the ones he did for Readymade and LAND, or Did you know me now?.
underrated ones I find to be among his best: The Wooden Cross, Gone to Earth, Cafe Europa.
I also really love Zero Landmine the piano/vocal version.

I love Firepower. I wish Steven Wilson would remix the whole First Day album to bring it closer to the typical '70s rock sound, and make it more of a piece with the King Crimson albums of the period.
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