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Victory
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Todd's Utopia

Postby Goat Boy » 08 Nov 2018, 22:23

No, not the band. Two songs. Both great and moving and both magnificently channeling the 60s spirit of utopian idealism in the Me Decade but which do you prefer?



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Re: Todd's Utopia

Postby Charlie O. » 08 Nov 2018, 22:30

"Victory" by a considerable distance. I'm fond of "1984" but it strikes me as a self-conscious attempt to "do another 'Just One Victory'" and while overdubbing a second audience on top of the first one is a really really neat idea I'm not convinced that it worked.
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Postby Earl E. Eel » 08 Nov 2018, 22:42

I find '1984' much more rousing. It's the stronger song, as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: Todd's Utopia

Postby kath » 08 Nov 2018, 22:59

just one victory for me. however cheesy this may sound, i *still* use that track for inspiration during tough times.

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Re: Todd's Utopia

Postby Charlie O. » 08 Nov 2018, 23:13

kath wrote:i *still* use that track for inspiration during tough times.

Oh, me too.
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Re: Todd's Utopia

Postby Jeemo » 08 Nov 2018, 23:35

1984 for me. Loved it since I bought Todd when I was 15.
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Re: Todd's Utopia

Postby Sneelock » 08 Nov 2018, 23:37

"sons of 1984" because it makes me more goose pimply. it's not a pretty sight but it sure feels good.
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Re: Todd's Utopia

Postby slightbreeze » 08 Nov 2018, 23:56

1984 for me. Joyous. I also prefer the album Todd as well

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Re: Todd's Utopia

Postby Bent Fabric » 09 Nov 2018, 00:25

Victory.

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Re: Todd's Utopia

Postby never/ever » 09 Nov 2018, 00:46

I think the massed choral element works better in Victory than it does in Sons where it is a bit more overpowering- Sons also has the disadvantage of losing pace midway through the track and not recapturing it convincingly.

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Re: Todd's Utopia

Postby fange » 09 Nov 2018, 06:46

I like both, but 'Sons' a bit more.
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Re: Todd's Utopia

Postby Twang » 09 Nov 2018, 12:20

"Just One Victory" makes me feel giddy. The part when the "hold that line baby hold that line" background vocal comes in is particularly thrilling. One of my favorite songs.

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Re: Todd's Utopia

Postby gash’s trollish obsession » 09 Nov 2018, 12:31

Victory is a monster, the perfect cherry on the top of WATS.

Check out the YouTube clip of Todd in fatigues

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Re: Todd's Utopia

Postby Mike Boom » 09 Nov 2018, 16:37

Victory for me, 1984 is one of the few Todd tracks I don't really care for.

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Re: Todd's Utopia

Postby Goat Boy » 09 Nov 2018, 16:58

the bile flowing wrote:Victory is a monster, the perfect cherry on the top of WATS.

Check out the YouTube clip of Todd in fatigues



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