Poll--The Weakest Link: R.E.M. LIFES RICH PAGEANT, ROUND 8, The Final

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by sab, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. sab

    sab Forum Resident Thread Starter

    LA, CA 90049
    "These Days" has been eliminated.

    This takes us to our final pair.

    Now, remember, you are voting for for the song that you believe is the weaker of the two, NOT the song you believe is stronger.

    Discussion Question: What would your personal final pairing be?

    Up Next: LandHorses will be running LOS ANGELES by X.

    3 These Days
    4 Cuyahoga
    5 I Believe
    6 Superman
    7 Swan Swan H (Round 3)
    8 The Flowers Of Guatemala (Round 3)
    9 Hyena (Round 2)
    10 What If We Give It Away? (Round 2)
    11 Just A Touch (Round 1)
    12 Underneath The Bunker (Round 1)
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  2. Hollow Horse

    Hollow Horse To the Regiment!

    Begin The Begin. Get rid of this before there is a disturbance at the heron house.
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  3. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

    Smogville CA USA
    Begin The Begin to win!

    NOT!!!!! ;)

    My personal ideal pairing is Fall On Me and Cuyahoga.
    That song about a river that caught on fire was so incredulous to me...
  4. rancher

    rancher Unmade Bed

    I can't Begin to vote on this, both great songs ...
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  5. mr. steak

    mr. steak Forum Resident

    tempe az
    The middle 8 section in Fall is achingly perfect in its structure, melody and execution thus demanding victory over the wonderful Begin.
  6. Hollow Horse

    Hollow Horse To the Regiment!

    Me too. Those two for me are the go to songs on this rather good record.
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  7. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly 1964-73 rock's best decade

    Begin The Begin

    DQ: Superman defeating Fall On Me
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  8. "Begin The Begin" off, so "Fall On Me" for the win!

    DQ?: "Fall On Me" wins over either "I Believe" or "Cuyahoga", with most honorable, non-finalist, mentions to both "Begin The Begin" & "These Days"- great top 5 here!
    Most underrated track, from these results would be "What If We Give It Away"

    Not anything less than terrific tracks on as great an album as they ever released - along with "Reckoning" (most honorable mentions to "Murmur" & "Fables Of The Reconstruction")
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  9. FourWalledWorld

    FourWalledWorld Forum Resident

    Tough one but have to vote out Begin the Begin. Fall on Me is one of their finest.

    DQ: Probably Fall on Me and Cuyahoga. On certain days, it could be the two we are currently voting on though.
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  10. Hermes

    Hermes Forum Resident

    Superman is so cool.
  11. Spear and Magic Helmet

    Spear and Magic Helmet Forum Resident

    Nashville, TN
    I'll take the obvious unpopular position here. Begin the Begin was the finest opening track for ANY albulm released in that decade. Not to diminish Fall On Me, but it lacks the demand for attention that Begin has . . . So Fall on Me has to go.

    Best two are the two that remain: Fall On Me and Begin the Begin
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  12. kouzie

    kouzie Forum Resident

    Batavia, IL
    Though I voted for Fall on Me to go in the last round, now I have to go with Begin the Begin. I love that song so much, but I always hear it as one song merged with These Days. On its own, Fall on Me is a stronger song.
  13. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    Fall On Me to go.

    Begin the Begin and Cuyahoga would be my final two.
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  14. Jimbino

    Jimbino Goad Kicker, Music Lover

    San Jose, CA, USA
    Begin begone.

    DQ: I Believe and Fall on Me, with I Believe for the win.
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  15. sab

    sab Forum Resident Thread Starter

    LA, CA 90049
  16. hutlock

    hutlock Forum Resident

    Cleveland, OH, USA
    Begin the Begin

    DQ: Fall On Me winning over Superman, with Cuyahoga in a very close third.
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  17. J_D__

    J_D__ Forum Resident

    Mooresville, NC
    Begin the Begin

    My personal two would be Fall on Me and Cuyahoga with the later winning.
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  18. jimmydean

    jimmydean Forum Resident

    Vienna, Austria
    Cuyahoga vs. flowers of guatemal for me
  19. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Your Ad Here

    Pacifica, CA
    Begin The Begin for the win.

    It's hard for me to believe the single is winning. In a tight race, I'd probably always vote the album track.
  20. dlemaudit

    dlemaudit Forum Resident

    France, Paris area
    same for me
  21. crustycurmudgeon

    crustycurmudgeon Forum Resident

    Hollister, CA
    Fall On Me might as well be an album track, it barely scraped the Top 100.

    I voted Begin The Begin off. As a few others mentioned, my final two would probably be Fall On Me and Cuyahoga, or perhaps What If We Give It Away.
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  22. Mother

    Mother Forum Resident

    These Days
    Begin the Begin
  23. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Your Ad Here

    Pacifica, CA
    I disagree. It was very much "the" single from that album. And while, as you point out, it was 94 on the Billboard Hot 100, it was 5 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks. It got a lot of FM radio play at the time. And the band played it a lot more than Begin The Begin. It gets two appearances on the recent BBC set, and Begin The Begin gets nada.

    I prefer Begin The Begin because it rawks. Fall On Me is still a good to great song, of course.
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  24. stefane

    stefane Forum Resident

    Finally, it's time for "Fall on Me" to go.

    "Begin the Begin" with "Fall on Me" would also be my final, with "Begin the Begin" taking the win.
    I think it happened for the first time, since I am participating in these weakest links polls, that my two favorite tracks made it to the final.
  25. Yep, same here.
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