View Poll Results: Which one is better? Secondary thing is which one do you like more?

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  • Splinter

    19 42.22%
  • Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace

    26 57.78%
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Thread: Splinter or RFRG?

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    Default Splinter or RFRG?

    I'm doing this because it's difficult to decide in my opinion. These albums are so different.

    Splinter:
    + cohesive
    + sold about the same number of albums
    - short
    - people don't like its joke or odd songs: Neocon, The Worst Hangover Ever and When You're In Prison
    +/- consistent, but doesn't have several really strong songs

    RFRG:
    + diverse
    + sold about the same number of albums
    - annoying influences
    - people don't like Fix You and 2nd half of the album is generally weaker
    +/- inconsistent, but does have several really strong songs

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    Sup HAU? I guess we're gonna end up with polls for every single album pairing now... great. I guess I started it.

    Mostly disagree with your descriptions. I think RFRG is way more cohesive than Splinter, and Splinter is the one with a few stand-out songs among drivel.
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    I don't know what I'm going to vote, but I'm more of a cohesive guy, on the other hand songs like Hammerhead and A Lot Like Me are impressive, I also like Kristy and SIMU.

    I guess I like Splinter's artwork more. Too much of red on RFRG, kinda girlish front, but chains can be seen as tough.

    Josh Freese seems to fit Splinter better.

    The general topic of RFRG, good vs. bad, is a bit boring for me, but I discover that people don't know what's good and what's bad and so it's needed.

    Splinter's gonna win for me, I guess, we will see.

    @llamas, I thought of making this poll sooner and I so disagree with cohesive/diverse thing. I'm not interested in other pairings now.
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    I'm waiting for a S/T vs Ignition thread. And an Americana vs Ixnay poll would be interesting.
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    Second half of RAFRAG pissed me right the hell off, but man, Hammerhead, YGGFK, and Trust In You waaaaaaay made up for that.

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    Definitely RAFRAG: half truism, hammerhead, trust in you, a lot like me, kristy, SIMU are really great songs. I don't like fix you and rise and fall, but I think that also beside those top songs the medium level of the album is still higher than Splinter's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keonii7 View Post
    Second half of RAFRAG pissed me right the hell off, but man, Hammerhead, YGGFK, and Trust In You waaaaaaay made up for that.
    The second half of that album is definitely weaker - tracks 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 are weaker than 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 9. At least SIFU is in there to make the second half better. Splinter just has the suck mixed in with the good, Splinter has shittier bad songs than RFRG does. I'd rather listen to Kristy and Fix You than to Worst Hangover, When You're in Prison or Spare Me the Details.

    Quote Originally Posted by momo91 View Post
    the medium level of the album is still higher than Splinter's.
    You're absolutely correct, in my opinion. Honestly, I'd compare the two albums like this:

    Awesome +3 per song
    Half Truism
    Takes Me Nowhere
    Trust In You
    YGGFK
    Hammerhead
    A Lot Like Me
    Stuff is Messed Up

    The Noose
    CGMHAU
    Lightning Rod
    Neocon

    Good 0 per song
    Nothingtown
    Let's Hear it for Rock Bottom
    Rise and Fall

    Never Gonna Find Me
    Da Hui
    Hit That
    Long Way Home
    Race Against Myself

    Bad -3 per song
    Fix You
    Kristy

    Worst Hangover Ever
    Spare Me the Details
    When You're in Prison



    15 points for RFRG
    3 points for Splinter

    Splinter's got fewer awesome songs, more bad songs, and just a whole bunch of average songs, in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovellamas View Post
    The second half of that album is definitely weaker - tracks 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 are weaker than 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 9. At least SIFU is in there to make the second half better.
    My exact opinion of RAF, RAG
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    I don't understand that about RAFRAG, sure the 4 songs are rockin' and all, but so is Nothingtown. That's one of the best songs of the album, it just bounces somehow. Love to play that as loud as possible in the car. And then there's 'Rock Bottom' and 'Rise and Fall', those rock pretty hard too. I feel that when one of those songs were put between the first four songs, they'd be appreciated much more.

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    Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace

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