English Scheme v. Smile

English Scheme v. Smile

gohoho90
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Joined: 03 Nov 2010, 13:26

17 Nov 2015, 21:17 #1

which qualifies for The Round Of 16?

Total votes: 93
43(46%)
50(54%)

FOFers are invited to cast their votes based on their favourite versions of the tracks in question. (Audio links can be accessed by clicking on the above titles.)

Poll closes on November 23 at/from 9pm, UK time.

rainmaster
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Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 19:44

17 Nov 2015, 23:23 #2

I'm not sure quite how English Scheme has got this far, it's OK but a bit lightweight imo. :unsure:


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Saveloy
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Joined: 27 Nov 2003, 12:24

17 Nov 2015, 23:25 #3

O'er grassy dale and lowland scene!

Totally Weird
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Joined: 22 Mar 2011, 09:26

17 Nov 2015, 23:26 #4

That Smile by Lily Allen is fucking irritating.

English Scheme by many poky quaint streets.


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R. Totale
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Joined: 21 Jan 2004, 11:39

18 Nov 2015, 00:08 #5

Smile. For the version I saw live at Electric Ballroom.
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DeusErac
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18 Nov 2015, 00:14 #6

rainmaster @ Nov 18 2015, 11:23 AM wrote: I'm not sure quite how English Scheme has got this far, it's OK but a bit lightweight imo. :unsure:
I concur. This match doesn't move me one way or the other.

"Smile" . . . but not with any enthusiasm.

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18 Nov 2015, 02:23 #7

Smile

Joined: 29 Aug 2015, 02:09

18 Nov 2015, 02:41 #8

Smile all the way. Somewhat inexplicably my favorite Fall song. I love how seemingly spooky and ominous and freakishly energetic it sounds.

Joined: 13 May 2010, 15:53

18 Nov 2015, 03:42 #9

Lick-Spittle Southerner waiting for next holiday... by voting English Scheme.

Oh the sacrilege :D

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18 Nov 2015, 05:01 #10

Toughest choice so far.
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18 Nov 2015, 05:05 #11


chiseller
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Joined: 03 May 2005, 19:21

18 Nov 2015, 07:05 #12

Scheme is very good but Smile is extraordinary.

Totally Weird
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18 Nov 2015, 07:16 #13

:banghead:


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gohoho90
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18 Nov 2015, 07:28 #14

Very close, but Smile.

Joined: 31 Jan 2008, 13:57

18 Nov 2015, 08:12 #15

English Scheme.
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tempertantrum
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Joined: 16 Mar 2015, 15:43

18 Nov 2015, 08:47 #16

I have a thing for English Scheme. Can't help it.
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Cactus
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18 Nov 2015, 10:13 #17

Love both of these, but Smile for sheer crackling malevolence.

Joined: 21 May 2005, 19:17

18 Nov 2015, 14:37 #18

English Scheme - I've never been a huge fan of Smile to be honest...
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18 Nov 2015, 15:31 #19

"Smile" is one of *those* Fall songs for me - for the period, their very essence in one song; audibly crepuscular, tense and wired, built on equal measures of anxiety and misanthropy. There is almost no point in the song where it doesn't feel like its about to break down. And yet, it doesn't.
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Mr. Marshall
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Joined: 18 Jun 2004, 13:48

18 Nov 2015, 16:05 #20

P. Cook
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Got a light?

Basmikel
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Joined: 02 Feb 2009, 09:55

18 Nov 2015, 16:46 #21

Switch!
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19 Nov 2015, 00:18 #22

My least favourite 2 of the remaining 32...smile. Scheme isn't that memorable.

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19 Nov 2015, 01:47 #23

thehippriestess @ Nov 18 2015, 08:31 AM wrote: "Smile" is one of *those* Fall songs for me - for the period, their very essence in one song; audibly crepuscular, tense and wired, built on equal measures of anxiety and misanthropy. There is almost no point in the song where it doesn't feel like its about to break down. And yet, it doesn't.
I like that description. Also: what kind of music IS "Smile?" It's very unclassifiable, to its credit.

Circus Money
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Joined: 26 Jan 2015, 16:37

19 Nov 2015, 03:11 #24

Smile

Smile is classic volatile Fall. Never really been a fan of English Scheme.
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seadog black
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19 Nov 2015, 06:10 #25

Smile. Relentless