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Poisidan and the Bitter Bug + Acoustic (2009) Song Ranking

27 Jan

 poisidan and the bitter bug Acoustic (2009)

(9.1% awesome, 63.6% good, 27.3% OK, meh, skip out of 11)

1 Awesome

*SECOND TIME AROUND-ACOUSTIC

I like the broken-hearted vibe of this album, both for romantic love and social causes. When you listen, it’s kind of bleak, but also realistic for the time period. This is during the Great Recession, which at the time was not acknowledged as such, but everyone was struggling more. I had graduated from college in 2007, which was terrible timing, and because of the economy, was lost. This album personifies that feeling.

7 Good

LOVE OF OUR LIVES-ACOUSTIC

i’LL CHANGE-ACOUSTIC

GHOST OF THE GANG-ACOUSTIC

SALTY SOUTH-ACOUSTIC

WHAT ARE YOU LIKE-ACOUSTIC

TRUE ROMANTIC-ACOUSTIC

fleet of hope-acoustic

3 OK

SUGAR TONGUE-ACOUSTIC

DRIVER EDUCATION-ACOUSTIC

DIGGING FOR YOUR DREAM-ACOUSTIC

Meh

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poisidan and the bitter bug Deluxe [acoustic versions] (2009)

(40% awesome, 40% good, 20% OK, meh, skip out of 10)

4 AWESOME

love of our lives

driver education

I’ll change

second time around

4 GOOD

what are you like

DIGGING FOR YOUR DREAM

sugar tongue

TRUE ROMANTIC

2 OK/NEUTRAL

FLEET OF HOPE

GHOST OF THE GANG

MEH

SKIP

Despite Our Differences (2006) Song Ranking

27 Jan

(46.2% awesome, 46.2% good, 23.1% OK, meh, skip out of 13 and 19 counting deluxe)

6 awesome

little perennials

I believe in love

run

MONEY MADE YOU MEAN

all the way

LAST TEARS

I liked all the love and love lost songs on this album. I am not sure why they released the double album, but it really threw a wrench in my rankings. At first, I wasn’t going to include any repeat songs, live albums, or acoustic. But this was a whole album! I felt weird skipping it. So I made a rule, if it’s just a 1-off, it wouldn’t go into the album ranking. But if it’s a whole album, I would rank it. So that made me have to include their Christmas album and I included Staring Down the Brilliant Dream live double album. And as I’m writing this I am realizing I should include 1200 Curfews also…

6 good

pendulum swinger

run

ROCK & ROLLS HEAVEN’S GATE

LAY MY HEAD DOWN

dirt & dead ends

they won’t have me

3 ok/neutral

three county highway

FLY AWAY

DIRT AND DEAD ENDS (GOOD, BUT BLEAK)

meh

Skip

Despite Our Differences Acoustic (2006)

(16.7% awesome, 50% good, 33.3% OK, meh, skip out of 6 deluxe)

Indigo Girls

1 Awesome

Money Made You Mean (live)

3 Good

Last Tears (acoustic)

THREE COUNTY HIGHWAY (LIVE)

little perennials (same exept for plosives)

2 Ok

FLY AWAY (ACOUSTIC)

PENDULUM SWINGER (LIVE) (NEEDS MORE BEAT)

Meh

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ALL THAT WE LET IN (2004) Song Ranking

27 Jan

(27.3% awesome, 36.4% good, 18.2% OK, 18.2% meh, skip out of 11)

3 awesome

FILL IT UP AGAIN

heartache for everyone

DAIRY QUEEN

I went to a few concerts during this album cycle. And I remember W. was in office at the time, and I thought that was so embarrassing for America. I thought that was the lowest we could go as a country. And each concert was also a political rally trying to get people engaged. The Indigo Girls have always been ahead of their time–and this track list is a wonderful example of that.

4 good

free in you

perfect world

tether

something real

2 ok/neutral

Rise Up

all that we let in

2 meh

COME ON HOME

cordova

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