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"Heroes" 2 13.33%
Moonage Daydream 5 33.33%
Station to Station 1 6.67%
Life on Mars? 2 13.33%
Young Americans 5 33.33%
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Old 10-08-2014, 01:16 AM   #1
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David Bowie survivor - FINAL FIVE

Five Years is gone, and my brain and heart hurt a lot.

There are now just five songs remaining.

Vote for your least favourite.
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Old 10-08-2014, 01:21 AM   #2
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Extraordinarily easy vote for me here. Young Americans has long outstayed its welcome. I'm truly gutted Five Years has left, I wonder why people like it the least of these tracks? The passion displayed over the final minute or so is spellbinding, and it introduces the concept - one which I still find relatable despite it being about an alien - brilliantly.
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Young Americans until it's gone.

Great lyrics and hook with immaculate production, but it doesn't move me like the rest of these tracks. Moonage Daydream's incendiary outro solo alone puts it over the top. One of the greatest rock choruses ever too.
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I don't think Moonage is on the level of the rest of these.
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Young Americans until it's gone.

Great lyrics and hook with immaculate production, but it doesn't move me like the rest of these tracks. Moonage Daydream's incendiary outro solo alone puts it over the top. One of the greatest rock choruses ever too.

My thoughts exactly. Young Americans doesn't move me much at all.
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Old 10-08-2014, 04:03 AM   #6
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Ain't there one damn song that can make me... break down and crrryyy?
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Life on Mars for me. It's a brilliant track, but up against the rest of these songs, it seems a bit forced and overblown, especially in the chorus. The sentiment as well lacks the subtlety he would develop on later albums.

I hope Young Americans can rally - others have sung its praises already, but the tension between that buoyant instrumentation and the world-weary lyrics is just one of many elements that make it a masterpiece.
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Life on Mars is a song about media saturation, at least in part, and its chorus is too overblown? Nah. It's appropriately cinematic, pitched exactly where it should be. Plus, that high note is one of the finest moments of his career.

But yeah, I get that it's tough to rank the songs at this point. Something has to go.
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We should all gang up on Heroes to prove Elfa wrong.

We can be HEROES, just for one day.
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Lemel why do we have the only good opinions on what's left? We're dealing with idiots here.
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Expecting a friggin LeMel any second now.
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Fuck the Young Americans. Fuck them.
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Fuck the Young Americans. Fuck them.
Stephen Collins is that you?
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Mr. Collins has been spending all his time in this thread:

The Invasion of Preteen/Chipmunk SOI Fan Videos
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Moonage for me.
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