The DM facebook guys have been hosting these interesting polls; pick your favorite five songs from two albums at a time. So far, they haven't gone farther than four albums, but I decided to go ahead and pick my choices now. Just in case I forget to vote later. I can't remember if b-sides or other non-album tracks from the same era are counted, but I'm going to throw them in regardless. They are, after all, included on the re-release bonus versions.
Poll #1: Speak and Spell and A Broken Frame
- "Just Can't Get Enough"
- "Ice Machine"
- "Leave in Silence"
- "My Secret Garden"
- "The Sun and the Rainfall"
"New Life" and "Photographic" are runners-up.
Poll #2: Construction Time Again and Some Great Reward
- "Everything Counts"
- "Lie To Me"
- "People Are People"
- "If You Want"
- "Blasphemous Rumours"
A number of CTA era tracks make the runners-up list, including "Fools", "And Then..." and "The Landscape is Changing."
Poll #3: Black Celebration and Music For the Masses
- "But Not Tonight"
- "Never Let Me Down Again"
- "Behind The Wheel"
This one is--by far--the most difficult for me, as I have to cut songs that I really, really like--better than the favorites I picked for earlier albums. Runners-up include "Black Celebration," "A Question of Time," "World Full of Nothing," "Little 15." It felt odd to not pick "Strangelove" but I have to admit that it doesn't do it for me like it used to. Over-exposure, I'm guessing.
Poll #4: Violator and Songs of Faith and Devotion
- "Waiting For the Night"
- "Enjoy the Silence"
- "In Your Room"
- "Mercy In You"
No runners-up. Barely got five that I could pick as it was.
Poll #5: Ultra and Exciter
- "It's No Good"
- "The Dead of Night"
- no vote
- no vote
Can't think of five that I would pick. I only got three. Sorry.
Poll #6: Playing the Angel and Sounds of the Universe
- "John the Revelator"
- "Oh Well"
Biggest runner up was "Martyr" but "Suffer Well," "A Pain That I'm Used To" and "The Darkest Star" make the list too. Other than that, I didn't like Sounds of the Universe much anyway.
I don't know what the DM facebook guys will do when we get to Delta Machine since they can't pair it with anything. That's OK; it's not that great anyway.