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BleuPanda wrote:The basic idea is to rank the tracks off the album each week to see how each track compares to each other. It's an excuse to go back to classic albums and a way to gauge the best and worst tracks of the most acclaimed albums. Simply rank all the tracks from your favorite to your least.

I plan to go in cycles of decades with the 1950s and 2010s once every other cycle. I will go with the top album of each respective decade, but I might skip questionable albums (I doubt anyone wants to rank the tracks of 69 Love Songs, no matter how great the album is).


Also, if you missed an album that you want to rank, you can do so in this thread. Please keep it to 1 old album per week. I will update the results. Please don't bump previous threads. I'd like to keep everything in the current topic and the result topic.
And now, foxtroting like a Yankee.

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Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002) tracklisting:
01 | I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
02 | Kamera
03 | Radio Cure
04 | War on War
05 | Jesus, Etc.
06 | Ashes of American Flags
07 | Heavy Metal Drummer
08 | I'm the Man Who Loves You
09 | Pot Kettle Black
10 | Poor Places
11 | Reservations

Next week will be Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde!
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05 | Jesus, Etc.
07 | Heavy Metal Drummer
06 | Ashes of American Flags
01 | I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
10 | Poor Places
03 | Radio Cure
02 | Kamera
04 l War on War
08 | I'm the Man Who Loves You
09 | Pot Kettle Black
11 | Reservations
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01 | Jesus, Etc.
02 | I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
03 | Radio Cure
04 | Kamera
05 | Ashes of the American Flag
06 | Pot Kettle Black
07 | War on War
08 | I’m the Man Who Loves You
09 | Heavy Metal Drummer
10 | Poor Places
11 | Reservations
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I am Trying to Break your Heart
Heavy Metal Drummer
Radio Cure
Jesus Etc.
Kamera
I'm the Man who Loves You
Pot Kettle Black
Ashes of the American Flag
Poor Places
War on War
Reservations
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Currently my favourite album of all time so I better play along.

I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Reservations
Ashes of American Flags
Jesus, etc.
Radio Cure
Poor Places
Pot Kettle Black
Heavy Metal Drummer
I'm the Man Who Loves You
Kamera
War on War
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5. Jesus, Etc.
6. Ashes of American Flags
7. Heavy Metal Drummer
9. Pot Kettle Black
1. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
10. Poor Places
2. Kamera
11. Reservations
3. Radio Cure
4. War on War
8. I'm the Man Who Loves You
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None of the songs are at all weak.

I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Reservations
Jesus, etc.
Kamera
I'm the Man Who Loves You
Heavy Metal Drummer
Ashes of American Flags
Pot Kettle Black
Radio Cure
Poor Places
War on War
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Heavy Metal Drummer
Jesus, etc.
Ashes of American Flags
Reservations
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
War on War
I'm the Man Who Loves You
Kamera
Poor Places
Radio Cure
Pot Kettle Black
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Except for "Reservations", every song could be among the favorites, depending on the day. The middle is clearly the best part of the album, though.

01 | Jesus, Etc.
02 | I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
03 | Ashes of American Flags
04 | I'm the Man Who Loves You
05 | Heavy Metal Drummer
06 | Poor Places
07 | War on War
08 | Pot Kettle Black
09 | Kamera
10 | Radio Cure
11 | Reservations
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I'll go with my ranking for "Automatic", also. Another one out of my favorite albums ever.

1. Drive
2. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
3. Man on the Moon
4. Nightswimming
5. Monty Got a Raw Deal
6. Ignoreland
7. Everybody Hurts
8. Try not to Breathe
9. Find the River
10. New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
11. Sweetness Follows
12. Star Me Kitten

No bad tracks here. Beautiful music all the way.
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Do all of you guys really hate Reservations? I always considered it an achingly beautiful track.


1 Poor Places
2 Jesus, Etc
3 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
4 Ashes of American Flags
5 Reservations
6 Heavy Metal Drummer
7 Radio Cure
8 Kamera
9 War on War
10 Pot Kettle Black
11 I'm The Man Who Loves You
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Coming to break the tie !

03 | Radio Cure
01 | I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
11 | Réservations
10 | Poor Places
05 | Jesus, Etc.
08 | I'm the Man Who Loves You
07 | Heavy Metal Drummer
06 | Ashes of American Flags
09 | Pot Kettle Black
04 | War on War
02 | Kamera

My biggest (well, only) issue with the album is that War on War and Kamera are pretty much the same song.
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I stayed in a hotel in Chicago last weekend with a view out my window of the buildings on the front cover of the album. Needless to say whenever I looked out my window or went outside, the opening of "Jesus, Etc." started playing in my head.

Jesus, Etc.
Poor Places
I'm the Man Who Loves You
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Heavy Metal Drummer
Reservations
Kamera
War on War
Ashes of American Flags
Pot Kettle Black
Radio Cure
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Jonathon wrote:Do all of you guys really hate Reservations? I always considered it an achingly beautiful track.
I for one don't hate it. I love all the tracks on the album, which is one of my favourites of all time. In fact very little between 3 to 11, so on another day could be much higher.
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01 | I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
08 | I'm the Man Who Loves You
06 | Ashes of American Flags
07 | Heavy Metal Drummer
09 | Pot Kettle Black
05 | Jesus, Etc.
10 | Poor Places
02 | Kamera
04 | War on War
03 | Radio Cure
11 | Reservations
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10 | Poor Places
05 | Jesus, Etc.
01 | I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
07 | Heavy Metal Drummer
06 | Ashes of American Flags
08 | I'm the Man Who Loves You
03 | Radio Cure
11 | Reservations
04 | War on War
02 | Kamera
09 | Pot Kettle Black
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01 | I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
03 | Radio Cure
10 | Poor Places
02 | Kamera
07 | Heavy Metal Drummer
06 | Ashes of American Flags
05 | Jesus, Etc.
08 | I'm the Man Who Loves You
09 | Pot Kettle Black
11 | Reservations
04 | War on War
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09 | Pot Kettle Black
05 | Jesus, Etc.
10 | Poor Places
06 | Ashes of American Flags
02 | Kamera
07 | Heavy Metal Drummer
04 | War on War
01 | I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
11 | Reservations
03 | Radio Cure
08 | I'm the Man Who Loves You
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I don't know why I don't listen Wilco more often, I like this album a lot.
I found the album very... English! No?


Great:
01 | I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
05 | Jesus, Etc.

Good:
03 | Radio Cure
07 | Heavy Metal Drummer
09 | Pot Kettle Black
02 | Kamera
10 | Poor Places

OK:
06 | Ashes of American Flags
08 | I'm the Man Who Loves You
04 | War on War

Not for me:
11 | Reservations
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05 | Jesus, Etc.*
06 | Ashes of American Flags
07 | Heavy Metal Drummer
08 | I'm the Man Who Loves You
11 | Reservations
09 | Pot Kettle Black
10 | Poor Places
02 | Kamera
03 | Radio Cure
04 | War on War
01 | I Am Trying to Break Your Heart

Personal favorites *
Overall album rating: 5.91
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05 | Jesus, Etc.
09 | Pot Kettle Black
03 | Radio Cure
07 | Heavy Metal Drummer
10 | Poor Places
06 | Ashes of American Flags
02 | Kamera
11 | Reservations
01 | I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
04 | War on War
08 | I'm the Man Who Loves You
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01 | I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
08 | I'm the Man Who Loves You
02 | Kamera
04 | War on War
09 | Pot Kettle Black
06 | Ashes of American Flags
05 | Jesus, Etc.
07 | Heavy Metal Drummer
10 | Poor Places
11 | Reservations
03 | Radio Cure
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06 | Ashes of American Flags
05 | Jesus, Etc.
07 | Heavy Metal Drummer
01 | I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
08 | I'm the Man Who Loves You
03 | Radio Cure
04 | War on War
09 | Pot Kettle Black
11 | Reservations
02 | Kamera
10 | Poor Places
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05 | Jesus, Etc.
07 | Heavy Metal Drummer
02 | Kamera
01 | I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
08 | I'm the Man Who Loves You
04 | War on War
03 | Radio Cure
10 | Poor Places
06 | Ashes of American Flags
09 | Pot Kettle Black
11 | Reservations
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07| Heavy Metal Drummer
08| I'm the Man Who Loves You
05| Jesus, Etc.
04| War on War
09| Pot Kettle Black
06| Ashes of American Flags
11| Reservations
02| Kamera
10| Poor Places
01| I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
03| Radio Cure
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01 |Jesus, Etc.
02 | I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
03 | Ashes of American Flags
04 | Poor Places
05 | Heavy Metal Drummer
06 | War on War
07 | I'm the Man Who Loves You
08 | Kamera (always shocked this isn't more acclaimed...love this track)
09 | Pot Kettle Black
10 | Radio Cure
11 | Reservations
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11 | Reservations
06 | Ashes of American Flags
10 | Poor Places
01 | I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
04 | War on War
05 | Jesus, Etc.
02 | Kamera
09 | Pot Kettle Black
03 | Radio Cure
07 | Heavy Metal Drummer
08 | I'm the Man Who Loves You
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01 | I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
05 | Jesus, Etc.
02 | Kamera
09 | Pot Kettle Black
04 | War on War
07 | Heavy Metal Drummer
08 | I'm the Man Who Loves You
06 | Ashes of American Flags
10 | Poor Places
03 | Radio Cure
11 | Reservations
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