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MusicLover_2007

So which is your #1 song on Far?

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I know it's negative, but it's been silently nagging at me for over half a year, and I have to say it. While I ADORE far... I simply do not like Human of the Year, Genius Next Door, One More Time With Feeling, Man of a Thousand Faces, or The Sword & the Pen. I just cannot stand these morose, lagging songs, and every time I try to get through them for the sake of the "album experience", I can't do it, which is even worse since I love Regina's coherently-incoherent album structures/feelings more than anything.

Phew, okay, I'm glad that's over with. far is still my 2nd favorite album behind Songs, yes. Razzer

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I'm sure that's because of the burnout factor for it. It was the first single song released for the album, and played at almost EVERY tv performance for a long time. I know from experience, that kind of thing (just like songs that are played all the time in live sets) can burn you out on a song very, very easily.

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Yep yep. That's why I cannot stand bands and musicians that play very similar (or exactly the same) sets at every show. It's ridiculous in its own right; you basically become a legacy act. But it's also a tad patronizing to your audience, and yourselves as artists.

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Yep yep. That's why I cannot stand bands and musicians that play very similar (or exactly the same) sets at every show. It's ridiculous in its own right; you basically become a legacy act. But it's also a tad patronizing to your audience, and yourselves as artists.

i agree 100%. i guess i am just experiencing a Laughing With revival because i was sick of it for a while

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Weird, I could've sworn I answered this. Well, for me my favorite new song was a tie between Riot Gear and Machine and they're so different it seems unfair to compare them. Man of 1000 is my all time favorite Reg song, but I gotta say I prefer the live version, the new recording is beautiful and I really love it with the video, but by itself the pace is a little bit too slow for me.

After living with this album for months, I've found that I have a surprise liking for The Calculation. Regina's poppy songs usually take a backseat for me, but something about it is so endearing. Plus I love the imagery.

So as for my ultimate favorite....uuuuhm...I'll stick with Machine if only for its Orwell references and for using a house as an instrument.

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