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Weekly Poll: Favorite Motion City Soundtrack Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Henry, Apr 5, 2019.


you said we were an accident

  1. I Am the Movie

    10 vote(s)
  2. Commit This to Memory

    57 vote(s)
  3. Even if it Kills Me

    17 vote(s)
  4. My Dinosaur Life

    17 vote(s)
  5. Go

    2 vote(s)
  6. Panic Stations

    0 vote(s)
  1. Henry

    LISTEN TO CHAI Moderator

    Rank em, tell us why, or just pick one.

    Link to all of the other polls here. You can leave suggestions for new polls there or here. Whatevs.
  2. Henry

    LISTEN TO CHAI Moderator

    I stopped listening after Commit This to Memory. Love that album so much.
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  3. CoffeeEyes17

    Reclusive-aggressive Prestigious

    CTTM is a lifesaver of an album and is the album that helped me kick an alcohol addiction in a very self destructive time. It’s amazing how just hearing someone go through the same shit you’re going through and knowing they came out of it in the end can make you want to better yourself. MCS and TWY both mean the world to me because of that.


    EIIKM is damn near perfect and strikes the same nerve CTTM does CTTM just has it be as far as emotional attachment and nostalgia. Go was a great change of pace and a really interesting progression from EIIKM/MDL. IATM has that spunk and post-hardcore tinge to it that makes it feel so dated and weirdly timeless just because of how universal Justins lyrics are. MDL on paper should be higher up, it feels like a spiritual successor to CTTM but it’s the middle that kinda drags a bit. PS doesn’t rly work as an album but works as far the songs go, put them in an MCS playlist and they’re fine songs. It’s got good b-sides though, most of the albums do.

    I need to listen to all of these albums today now ty for this thread
  4. Oskarr

    Needled 24/7

    I haven't listened to CTTM in a while but it's the one that sticks.
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  5. TJ Wells

    Trusted Prestigious

    Commit This to Memory
    My Dinosaur Life
    I Am the Movie
    Even if It Kills Me

    Haven't listened to the others.
  6. DesolateEarth


    CTTM but they had been consistent for most of their career.
  7. amorningofsleep

    I came. I saw. I -kzzkt-.

    Started at Commit This to Memory. Stayed at Commit This to Memory.
  8. CarpetElf

    point gawd Prestigious

  9. .K.

    Trusted Prestigious

    IATM - This record established everything right about this band right away. Quirky, high energy, drums, Moog, and knew how to slow it down. Glad pushed this record and Epitaph picked them up.
    Favourites: My Favourite Accident, A-Ok, Don’t Call It, The Future Freaks, Autographs, Indoor Living, Boombox

    CTTM - Reinforced the bands sound, album sounds amazing, and cemented who they were as a band. This is like a 1a and 1b for CTTM and IATM.
    Favourites: Attractive Today, Everything Is Alright, Time Turned Fragile, Hold Me Down, Hangman

    Title track has never left me head. Another solid album.
    Favourite EIIKM: Even If It Kills Me, Can’t Finish, This Is For Real, Not Asking You, The Conversation

    Go - It felt like a long wait for this album after completion. I like the ton in general, but I’d skip a song or two at times. I never understood people’s dislike, although it is less poppy than EIIKM
    Favourite Go: Happy Anniversary, Timelines, Coma Kid, Boxelder

    MDL - something felt a little different with this record to me than the previous 3. Definitely some good songs, but I don’t feel as drawn back to this album when I want to listen to MCS
    Favourites: The Weakends, Disappear, Her Words Destroyed, Sunny Day, A Life Less Ordinary

    PS - maybe it’s because we knew it was coming to an end, maybe it doesn’t sound as great, maybe it’s where they were as song writers...just clicked with me less, and therefore I’ve listened to it significantly less. I do wonder if I listened more if this would shift up.
    Favourite song:Days Will Run Away, I can Feel You.

    Also, this band has lots of fantastic b-sides and other songs out there.
    Favourites: Severance, Back to the Beat, Capital H, Wait So Long, The Sun Woke
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  10. Bryan Diem


    I only know one PS bside, everything is fine, unless you're counting inside out
  11. duritzfan13

    all we have is time

  12. unbornwhiskey


    even if it kills me
    commit this to memory
    i am the movie
    my dinosaur life
    panic stations
  13. DesolateEarth


    Still havent listened to panic stations. Is it worth checking out? Seems to be at the bottom of most people's lists.
  14. .K.

    Trusted Prestigious

    Every time I listen to Panic Stations, I think I should probably listen to it more. It just doesn’t seem to happen.
  15. JRGComedy

    Trusted Supporter

    Pretty much exactly this post
  16. felipecardel

    formless in the night Prestigious

    CTTM is a top 5 all-timer for me, the record that defined the best year of my life so far. every time i listen to it i remember what it was like being a college freshman in a new town, eager to enjoy a fresh start after traumatic high school years, and about to meet thousands of people in the exact same situation as mine. the possibilities were endless. even if i probably look back at those days through a rose-tinted memory filter, i can vividly picture that chilly morning when i was leaving the house of a one-night stand with the worst hungover and put on my headphones. the lyrics to "L.G. Fuad" had me daydreaming during my walk home, and i was thinking to myself that even that headache felt like freedom and the leftover alcohol sensation in my mouth tasted like youth. that record as a whole isn't as hopeful as i was back then, but it sure motivated me to live life as if it was a melody from Jesse's moog. i was basically "Attractive Today" for that whole year.

    i have similar life stories with all the albums (minus Panic Stations) but i'd have to go on for a while. IATM is the runner-up, EIIKM comes third, then Go, MDL and Panic Stations is dead last. i can say for sure that the first four are all among my favorite albums of all time.
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  17. SpyKi

    I've been in love with her for ages Supporter

    Even If It Kills Me is one of the most important and special things in the world to me.
  18. .K.

    Trusted Prestigious

    I think it’s cool when different records from a band are people’s favourites
  19. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Even If It Kills Me is their best. Such a special album.
  20. Joe4th

    Memories are nice, but that's all they are. Prestigious

    Even If It Kills Me without a doubt. An incredibly special album that means so much to me.
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  21. Even If It Kills Me without a doubt for me as well
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  22. figureitout


    Commit This to Memory
    Even If It Kills Me
    My Dinosaur Life
    Panic Stations
    I Am the Movie

    There are songs I love on all of these albums but CTtM and EIIKM are the only two I love pretty much front-to-back. I never really spent enough time with Go so I chose to leave it out.
  23. SAB22 Prestigious

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  24. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    I'm constantly fascinated by how much love MDL gets. I adore half of that album and legitimately dislike the other half.
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  25. Bryan Diem


    Cttm is my favorite, EIIKM is the most accomplished, but MDL gives me a warm feeling inside like none other