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Old 03-29-2016, 08:54 AM
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Re: Stereogum: The 10 Best Underworld Songs
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While its impossible to ever look at a list and say "nailed it" or "awful!" i find it hard to take a track like Low Burn and call it a top-10 song while tracks like Cowgirl are omitted. Low Burn is nice, but its no standout.

I remember we did a poll on here yeeeeears back and Juanita came out tops I believe solely because it made everyone's top 5.

^^ this basically.

Most fans have golden memories associated with the old tunes, and, great as those new tracks are, there's no way they can bring the sentimental feelings back. And that's at least half of what makes a track great IMO.
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Old 03-29-2016, 11:26 AM
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Re: Stereogum: The 10 Best Underworld Songs
Sure but to be fair, I think the writer tried to have tracks covering all of Underworld's albums, since he's not writing just for fans like us. I don't think any of us here would put ALAF in a top 10 best UW tracks list (ok, prove me wrong ) but I still think he managed to articulate for each track why it's (at least) a good track that deserves attention.
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Old 03-30-2016, 05:43 AM
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Re: Stereogum: The 10 Best Underworld Songs
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Sure but to be fair, I think the writer tried to have tracks covering all of Underworld's albums, since he's not writing just for fans like us. I don't think any of us here would put ALAF in a top 10 best UW tracks list (ok, prove me wrong ) but I still think he managed to articulate for each track why it's (at least) a good track that deserves attention.
yah, looking back over it, i think youre right. (correct about ALAF too.)
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Old 03-30-2016, 08:46 AM
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Re: Stereogum: The 10 Best Underworld Songs
Um... ALAF would be in my top 10.

But I know I'm in a minority
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Old 03-30-2016, 11:46 AM
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Re: Stereogum: The 10 Best Underworld Songs
Mine too! It's also in my Top 100 tracks by any artist.
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Old 04-02-2016, 12:34 PM
bestmatti
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Re: Stereogum: The 10 Best Underworld Songs
10. Nylon strung
9. Beautiful burnout
8. To heal
7.Cowgirl
6. Cups
5. Two months off
4. Peach tree + mowed path
3. Dark train
2. Best mamgu ever
1. Juanita

I personally think they peaked from A hundred days off through riverrun to OWB. Even their worst is still of excellent quality. LONG LIVE UNDERWORLD!!!
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Old 04-02-2016, 12:39 PM
qirex
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Re: Stereogum: The 10 Best Underworld Songs
In no order...

1. Juanita Kiteless
2. Banstyle
3. Dirty Epic
4. Mmm Skyscraper
5. Pearls Girl
6. Cowgirl
7. Dark Train
8. Born Slippy Nuxx
9. Rez
10. Jumbo
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Old 04-04-2016, 06:35 AM
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Re: Stereogum: The 10 Best Underworld Songs
sort of off topic...but my top 10 includes Cowgirl.
which live version of Cowgirl starts off with the synths real super slow, with a childs voice, and then the tempo speeds up before the drums kick in ?
( very Close Encounters of the Third Kind like )
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:07 AM
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Re: Stereogum: The 10 Best Underworld Songs
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which live version of Cowgirl starts off with the synths real super slow, with a childs voice, and then the tempo speeds up before the drums kick in ?
( very Close Encounters of the Third Kind like )
Performed a couple times this way on the 1996 tour. Most notably at Reading Festival.

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Old 04-04-2016, 07:25 AM
purlieu
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Re: Stereogum: The 10 Best Underworld Songs
Nice to see some love for Luetin in the thread. It's been my favourite UW track since I first heard it, I think. The occasional moments that the last two notes in the bassline go down a couple of steps always give me goosebumps.

My top 10 is probably going to be pretty unconventional...
1. Luetin
2. Best Mamgu Ever
3. Good Morning Cockerel
4. 8 Ball
5. Cherry Pie
6. M.E.
7. Something Like a Mama
8. Mo Move
9. Oich Oich
10. Nylon Strung

Some of these were growers (SLAM, Mo Move) but in general they're ones that really grabbed me on first listen, which is how I feel comfortable putting Nylon Strung in there already.
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