Garden v. Fantastic Life

gohoho90
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9:10 PM - Dec 01, 2015 #1

which qualifies for The Semi-Finals?

Total votes: 89
49(55%)
40(45%)

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 December 7 at/from 9pm, UK time.

DeusErac
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9:28 PM - Dec 01, 2015 #2

I keep liking "Fantastic Life" more and more these days . . . would love to see it as a high energy dark horse candidate in the Final Four.

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9:28 PM - Dec 01, 2015 #3

(Graeme) Garden

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9:32 PM - Dec 01, 2015 #4

Fantastic Life.

A life-affirming song, and in that alone it's pure Fall. It's vital and invigorating.
Garden just isn't as good as they were aiming for and the PBL version is a drudge. The idea that anything off PBL should win is frankly depressing in the extreme, though I've long suspected this will, sadly...
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9:49 PM - Dec 01, 2015 #5

Hardest match of the quarters. "Garden" is unstoppable in Peel Session format but bland on PBL. "Fantastic Life" is great but it pales in comparison to "Leave the Capitol" and was driven up here by contrarian voting. Its production is also a little thin to my ears.

I don't think either should win the Cup, so I guess it's a question of which one I want to go forward. Gonna have to think about it.

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10:07 PM - Dec 01, 2015 #6

I can't imagine not voting for Fantastic Life at any given possibility at any time in this cup. So happy it has made it this far, and I hope it makes it to the final.
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10:16 PM - Dec 01, 2015 #7

Great to see Fantastic Life getting some love - let's keep it going.
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stevoid
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10:32 PM - Dec 01, 2015 #8

Fantastic Life, from the best run of b-sides ever.

rainmaster
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10:57 PM - Dec 01, 2015 #9

Fantastic Life quite easily.

I see everyone's commented on Fantastic Life, yet it's 9-9. The silent Garden fans aren't going to go away. :huh:
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The Yakker
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11:04 PM - Dec 01, 2015 #10

The garden was cold and outside

Fantastic Liars

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11:49 PM - Dec 01, 2015 #11

Fantastic Life is the most fantastic Fall record - I want it played at my funeral.
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Totally Weird
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12:07 AM - Dec 02, 2015 #12

tempertantrum @ Dec 1 2015, 10:07 PM wrote: I can't imagine not voting for Fantastic Life at any given possibility at any time in this cup.
I frigging can.

Garden.


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2:22 AM - Dec 02, 2015 #13

Fantastic Life
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purple_prince
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7:13 AM - Dec 02, 2015 #14

Garden. FL is a good song but it's the weakest thing left in the final 8.

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8:08 AM - Dec 02, 2015 #15

Garden.
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"GFR is being a prick."

R. Totale
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9:01 AM - Dec 02, 2015 #16

'Tis an unweeded Garden.

Fantastic Life by some distance.
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Hotel Amnesia
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9:31 AM - Dec 02, 2015 #17

Easiest vote of the round. Garden has been fortunate to get this far.

Fantastic Life is just integral to everything I love about The Fall.

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9:51 AM - Dec 02, 2015 #18

Garden!

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9:53 AM - Dec 02, 2015 #19

GARDEN!
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Neal Cassady
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10:55 AM - Dec 02, 2015 #20


Be proud, vote for Garden!
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12:17 PM - Dec 02, 2015 #21

FL

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3:13 PM - Dec 02, 2015 #22

The toughest one of this round for me, but I'll go for Fantastic Life. Even though I doubt it'll win.
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Mr. Marshall
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3:26 PM - Dec 02, 2015 #23

Have you ever had a barney on Corporation Street?

If they hadn't fucked Garden up on PBL...
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3:37 PM - Dec 02, 2015 #24

Garden is the song you'd beam at the aliens to prove earthlings are good for something. PBL version is the spookiest best. Garden over everything else, ever.

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3:44 PM - Dec 02, 2015 #25

bzfgt @ Dec 2 2015, 03:37 PM wrote: PBL version is the spookiest best.
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