Garden v. Fantastic Life

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Dec 1 2015, 09:10 PM #1

which qualifies for The Semi-Finals?

Total votes: 89

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Poll closes on December 7 at/from 9pm, UK time.

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Dec 1 2015, 09:28 PM #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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Dec 1 2015, 09:28 PM #3

(Graeme) Garden

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Dec 1 2015, 09:32 PM #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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Dec 1 2015, 09:49 PM #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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Dec 1 2015, 10:07 PM #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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Dec 1 2015, 10:16 PM #7

Great to see Fantastic Life getting some love - let's keep it going.
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Dec 1 2015, 10:32 PM #8

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

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Dec 1 2015, 10:57 PM #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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Dec 1 2015, 11:04 PM #10

The garden was cold and outside

Fantastic Liars

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Dec 1 2015, 11:49 PM #11

Fantastic Life is the most fantastic Fall record - I want it played at my funeral.
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Dec 2 2015, 12:07 AM #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.


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Jim Kidder
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Dec 2 2015, 02:22 AM #13

Fantastic Life
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Dec 2 2015, 07:13 AM #14

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

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Dec 2 2015, 08:08 AM #15

A Worried Man,Apr 25 2017, 12:18 AM

"GFR is being a prick."

R. Totale
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Dec 2 2015, 09:01 AM #16

'Tis an unweeded Garden.

Fantastic Life by some distance.
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Dec 2 2015, 09:31 AM #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.

'tis the season to vote for The Siberian Mushroom Santa. :)
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Dec 2 2015, 09:51 AM #18


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Dec 2 2015, 09:53 AM #19

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Dec 2 2015, 10:55 AM #20

Be proud, vote for Garden!
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Dec 2 2015, 12:17 PM #21


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Dec 2 2015, 03:13 PM #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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Dec 2 2015, 03:26 PM #23

Have you ever had a barney on Corporation Street?

If they hadn't fucked Garden up on PBL...
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Dec 2 2015, 03:37 PM #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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Dec 2 2015, 03:44 PM #25

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