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Old 02-03-2018, 19:54
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Know Your Enemy Survivor

It's survivor time again... and this is one i've been looking forward to since I started doing these.
It's Know Your Enemy!
A divisive album... but what can we agree on?

There is, of course, the usual B-side survivor, actually featuring The Masses Against the Classes, plus all 9 studio KYE b-sides. It has now concluded; thanks to all who voted.

The same can be said about the album survivor, for it too has ended.

SONGS DESTRUCTED AT BIRTH:
Album:
17. Wattsville Blues 28%, 8 votes
16. We Are All Bourgeois Now 26%, 6 votes
15. So Why So Sad 19%, 6 votes
14. Miss Europa Disco Dancer 20%, 6 votes
13. Royal Correspondent 20%, 6 votes
12. Dead Martyrs 15%, 4 votes
11. My Guernica 5 votes
10. His Last Painting 22%, 5 votes
9. The Year of Purification 33%, 8 votes
8. Baby Elian 21%, 6 votes
7. Epicentre 29%, 6 votes
6. The Convalescent 30%, 8 votes
5. Let Robeson Sing 43%, 12 votes
4. Found That Soul 33%, 10 votes
3. Ocean Spray 44%, 11 votes
2. Freedom of Speech Won't Feed My Children 56%, 19 votes
1. INTRAVENOUS AGNOSTIC 44%, 15 votes

B-sides:
12. Rock 'N' Roll Music 43%, 10 votes
11. Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel 38%, 9 votes
10. Little Trolls 28%, 7 votes
9. Ballad of the Bangkok Novotel 39%, 7 votes
8. Pedestal 35%, 7 votes
7. Fear of Motion 32%, 6 votes
6. Close My Eyes
5. Just a Kid 38%, 6 votes
4. Groundhog Days 56%, 9 votes
3. Masking Tape
2. Locust Valley 70%, 14 votes
1. THE MASSES AGAINST THE CLASSES 30%, 6 votes
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Old 02-03-2018, 20:57
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KYE has a special place in my heart. 2nd half of album is hugely underrated. This will be interesting.
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Old 02-03-2018, 21:07
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This is going to take some time. I made my choices easily enough however.
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Old 03-03-2018, 17:14
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Been really excited about this poll all week.

I wouldn't agree that Masses is a b-side but to paraphrase someone in one of the greatest films ever made, 'WhatsAManic, this is your barbecue, man, and it tastes good...' so it's fine by me.

Miss Europa Disco Dancer is an abomination and should not just be voted off a poll on the internet but actually be deleted from existence.

I voted for a cover, though, obviously.
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Old 03-03-2018, 18:59
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I've been looking forward to voting for masses. Yup even over rock n roll music
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Old 03-03-2018, 19:04
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ok. Know your enemy is great, and masking tape is the manics best b side ever! Spread the word....
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Old 03-03-2018, 20:03
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Wattsville Blues doesn't want any friends and Rock 'N' Roll Music is going like a hurricane.
Album: https://www.strawpoll.me/15193387
B-sides: https://www.strawpoll.me/15193420
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Old 03-03-2018, 20:13
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Fear Of Motion is one of the greatest songs they've ever done and anyone wanting it out should have their internet connection disabled forthwith.
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Old 04-03-2018, 09:00
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We're not off to a good start, Wattsville Blues is a great song!
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Old 04-03-2018, 12:30
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10 Reasons why Wattsville Blues is awsome and shouldnt have been voted off this early.
1. That WTF moment the first time you heard it.
2. That bassline in the chorus
3. James epic backing vocals
4. The dirty synth bass in the verses
5. All the random swearing at the end
6. The hilarius shitness of the lyrics
7. Those layers of drum machines sound great on headphones
8. The weird percussive squeaky noise that goes on in the chorus.
9. The rough distorted vocals
10. The fact that it is pretty unique in the manics cannon. They genuinly have never done another song quite like this.
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Old 04-03-2018, 15:25
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Yes, I love this track. Havenít been on this forum for ages and accidentally voted wrong this morning. Voted for my fav but that one is ok for now. Oops
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Old 04-03-2018, 21:32
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We Are All Bourgeois Now can't be bothered to make its way through the world and Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel has made every star disappear.
Album: https://www.strawpoll.me/15201541
B-sides: https://www.strawpoll.me/15201515
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Old 04-03-2018, 21:40
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The links are the wrong way round. Also be careful what you select!
I selected Epicentre but voted for the far superior Dead Martyrs by accident.
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:03
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Dead Martyrs.

One of the best Manics songs ever. Woefully underappreciated.
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Old 05-03-2018, 15:14
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Their McCarthy covers are about the only covers I can tolerate. Hardly album track material, though.

Also, Ballad Of The Bangkok Novotel is far superior to Miss Europa (generally, I mean).
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