Best Sisters Album (/EP)

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Best Sisters Album?

First & Last & Always
30
34%
Floodland
22
25%
Vision Thing
3
3%
Some Girls Wander By Mistake
8
9%
Gift
2
2%
The Reptile House
18
20%
SSV
4
4%
A Slight Case Of Overbombing
2
2%
 
Total votes: 89
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DeWinter wrote:FALAA easily. Eldo before the drugs and ego wrecked his head
Is this another outbreak of HL irony which I am notoriously poor at spotting ?
And no ASCOOB on the list (not that I would have voted for that), but both RH and SGWBM ?? Despite the smaller number of choices, this is even harder to decide than the Cure one, not that anyone is likely to vote for anything released in the last twenty years in that poll either.
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Floodland of coarse.The atmosphere of the entire album/era is unmatched.Flawless
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FLOODLAND
Every track is brilliant and it all fits together into a total wonderfulness
It's not only the best Sister's LP it is one of the best LPs ever
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Nikolas Vitus Lagartija wrote:
DeWinter wrote:FALAA easily. Eldo before the drugs and ego wrecked his head
Is this another outbreak of HL irony which I am notoriously poor at spotting ?
Oblique.
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Tough one for me but I got to know the Sisters through FALAA so I will remember that now in my vote.
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Reptile House. But I know it is easier to make a flawless EP then it is to make a flawless LP. FALAA has poor production, Floodland's 1959 - although wonderfull - doesn't fit in with the other tracks, Vision Thing is a bit too simplistic, but Reptile House? It's the Cure's Pornography combined with Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures. A masterpiece.
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obviously FALAA
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3 people have suicidal attitude :D :lol:
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I have to say, I like listening to "Shut The Fu ck Up" sometimes. Still - respek to anyone that actually prefers to rock out to SSV. :lol:
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You're all waiting for the singles poll aren't ya? :innocent:
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Well otherwise, I will have to vote for ASCOO, for it's the only "official" release with Under The Gun on it ... 8)
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FALAA of course, their highest point of creativity in my opinion
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First And Last And Always.
I've been listening to it for the last twenty seven years. I expect I will still be listening to it for a few years more yet.
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There are times that SSV works, but not very often... so that can never win ;D

The Reptile House EP is the best thing they did, but it ain't no album so that can't win this poll either.

Falaa, Floodland & Vision Thing are all great albums, but there are flaws on all 3 so none of them gets first place.

Some Girls Wander By Mistake might not be a 'real' album, but it's the Sisters as I like them best and the Reptile House EP is among all those classics... Yep, I've got my winner!
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abridged wrote:Vision Thing. Lyrically great and I like the over the top guitars. :notworthy:
Y'know, I actually like Vision Thing quite a bit. Better than FALAA, depending on my mood. (The FALAA-era B-sides are far better than the VT-era ones, though, for whatever that's worth.)

But I have to go with Floodland. It's the odd one out for a catalog of otherwise rocking guitar riff songs, but it's my favorite to just sit down and listen to from start to finish.
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Floodland is the masterpiece, i believe 8)
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This poll is kind of strange.
You have to choose between Reptile House AND SGWBM. So I think RH with Alice, Body Electric, Andrenochrome, TOL, Heartland, Gimme Shelter and Floorshow as bonustracks is better.
But SGWBM is just a sampler and not a proper LP.
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The worst thing is you can only vote for once ... :lol: ...
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Only two votes out of sixty one so far for one of the three "proper" albums - any chance that we might get fewer VT tracks at the Girls' gigs from now on ??
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Nikolas Vitus Lagartija wrote:Only two votes out of sixty one so far for one of the three "proper" albums - any chance that we might get fewer VT tracks at the Girls' gigs from now on ??
YES, according to this, SSV will be represented in/before the intros at least ... ;D :lol: ...
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radiojamaica wrote:There are times that SSV works
You mean the times you can't hear it?
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stufarq wrote:
radiojamaica wrote:There are times that SSV works
You mean the times you can't hear it?
Normally the times when I have one of the others on. :twisted:
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Didn't someone around here add drums to it a few years back (since the version with drums never leaked)?
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FALAA. Imperfect perfection.
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sultan2075 wrote:Didn't someone around here add drums to it a few years back (since the version with drums never leaked)?
Rings a vague bell.
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