Least Favorite Song

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Re: Least Favorite Song

Postby Corey » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:26 pm

Jackson Park Express is probably my least favorite. I like that he was doing a style parody of Cat Stevens, but it's not catchy enough to me.
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Re: Least Favorite Song

Postby WesY2K » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:17 am

I just don't like "First World Problems". Lyrics are fine but the music just sounds to me like B-52s with electric guitars. Can't stand them (I also dislike Mr. Popeil... not the guy, don't know him).

JPX isn't any less disturbing than "Good Old Days". Love both :P

What I generally dislike on this album is the way "filters" or "effects" or whatever you call them were used or overused. Inactive is the most obvious. The Tacky refrain harmonizing effect just makes it sound fake or computerized instead of choir-y. And the one he used for JPX which makes his singing sound like... don't know. More like an old vinyl record or something? Can't put my finger on it but this SUCKS.

Maybe they will release a filter-free special edition later on? With the new My Own Eyes lyrics found in this thread? ;)
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Re: Least Favorite Song

Postby Troodon » Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:36 am

I'm surprised so many people put down "Mission Statement" as that's actually my favorite on the whole album. It's both funny and musically just great to listen to.

For me the least favorite would have to be Lame Claim to Fame, the only song I can honestly say I dislike. I just don't care much for the musical style, and the joke gets old very quick and feels repetitive. I usually just skip it. Next to least would be First World Problems, because I don't care much for the musical style, but lyrically it's a lot funnier than LCTF. (I don't dislike the song though, it just ranks second to the bottom for me on the album).
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Re: Least Favorite Song

Postby DiegoMcArthur » Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:13 am

I pretty much love the whole album, I don't really have any songs that I hate, but if I had to choose a least favorite, I'd probably have to go with "First World Problems", although Al and the band do a great job (as always), it simply didn't peak my interest or humor as much the other tracks did.
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Re: Least Favorite Song

Postby YankoSwag 8888 » Wed May 04, 2016 4:37 am

"Mission Statement"
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Re: Least Favorite Song

Postby chickadee » Thu May 05, 2016 12:29 am

Wow It just goes to show how Al has something for everyone.My favorite song on the album is MISSION STATEMENT. I feel it's a masterpiece. The juxtaposition of the idealistic 70's to the hard core corporate jargon is genius. The music is amazing!!!!!!! :inlove:
My second favorite song is FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS. I love the Pixies and I love Al's message and I love the music. :inlove:

Okay....my least favorite....
LAME CLAIM TO FAME. I feel the joke wears out after the first few lines and I just can't take all of that cow bell! :killed:
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Re: Least Favorite Song

Postby yankochick38 » Thu May 05, 2016 5:20 am

chickadee wrote:Okay....my least favorite....
LAME CLAIM TO FAME. I feel the joke wears out after the first few lines and I just can't take all of that cow bell! :killed:

More like LAME LAME TO LAME
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Re: Least Favorite Song

Postby KaleyFromSpace » Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:11 am

My least favorite is Inactive. I think, like others have mentioned, that it lacks his creativity and it's not fun to listen to. It's kind of cringey for me actually. It's the only one on the album I frequently skip. Al usually works so skillfully with the songs he parodies, and makes the words flow perfectly, and I felt like this one was just not his usual great work.
At the beginning I wasn't really into Lame Claim to Fame or My Own Eyes or Handy, but they all grew on me quite a bit.
And disagreeing with a lot of people here, I love Mission Statement and Sports Song! They're not laugh-out-loud funny, as was said, but still entertaining and amusing.
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Re: Least Favorite Song

Postby Heds » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:40 pm

I only like Sports Song because it describes the Old Firm perfectly.
Celtic should play it at one of their matches. Would definitely scare Rangers off :lol:
hey there johnny, i hope you fry!

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Re: Least Favorite Song

Postby Yankomaniac » Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:55 pm

Mission Statement is vocally riveting!! Only an idiot wouldn't like that song, I guess there are plenty of those though. I once said I don't believe Sports Song should be on an essential's album but I still think it is awesome!
What a racket they're makin', Jack, they keep me up at night playin' their electric guitars!!
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