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Weekly Poll: Favorite Nate Ruess Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Henry, Jan 23, 2020.


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  1. The Format - Interventions + Lullabies

    12 vote(s)
  2. The Format - Dog Problems

    29 vote(s)
  3. fun. - Aim & Ignite

    25 vote(s)
  4. fun. - Some Nights

    24 vote(s)
  5. Nate Ruess - Grand Romantic

    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. St. Nate

    We were just talkin' bout the Jesus. Prestigious

    i just learned there are weekly polls
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  3. Steve_JustAGuy


    Some Nights > A&I > Dog Problems > I+L >>> Grand Romantic
  4. ComedownMachine

    Prestigious Prestigious

    I picked Dog Problems but it was almost Some Nights
  5. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    I&L = Dog Problems > A&I > Some Night > Grand Romantic

    Picked I&L just because it was my introduction to the world of Nate but it's about even with Dog Problems for me. Both Format records are pretty much perfect imo.
  6. trevorshmevor

    and use a pretty font Supporter

    I'm pretty tied to Interventions. They were the first band since Jimmy that felt like they'd really blown up out of our local scene, and that debut still sounds so uniquely like home to me. Also I'll never be stuck on the 51 and not think about Tune Out, lol. Dog Problems never stuck with me in the same way and I only like about half of each fun. record

    I'll never forget the AP thread of arguments about Nate using vocoder on Stars though lmao, that was an all timer for hot takes
  7. SpyKi

    I've been in love with her for ages Supporter

    Dog Problems
    Aim & Ignite
    Some Nights
    Grand Romantic
    Interventions + Lullabies

    all are fantastic.
  8. Henry

    LISTEN TO CHAI Moderator

    Dog Problems.
    Who's got em?
  9. St. Nate

    We were just talkin' bout the Jesus. Prestigious

    Aim & Ignite
    Who's got... aight?
  10. Henry

    LISTEN TO CHAI Moderator

    We've had 70 of them

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  11. Joe4th

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

    Dog Problems. An emotional ride of an album for me and one that’s aged so gracefully. This was tough though. Some Nights and Aim & Ignite are basically 1b and 1c.
  12. Henry

    LISTEN TO CHAI Moderator

    I don't want to leave work right now because I put on Dog Problems and I'm singing along to the whole thing lol
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  13. have to give it to dog problems although all of the first four are so very close it almost doesn’t matter
  14. Elder Lightning

    Forever a Lake Effect Kid Supporter

    Dog Problems is one of my favorite albums of all time. Just love the overall sound of it and one of those albums that came to me at a perfect time in my life. It sits clearly above the rest of his work for me.

    I&L, A&I, and SN would all be in the next tier and any of them could be number 2 on a given day.

    Grand Romantic is last, but even that is a good album and enjoyable listen. I don't know why it didn't gain more traction, I think maybe because people were looking/hoping for Fun LP3 and it wasn't that.
  15. mattfreaksmeout

    Trusted Supporter

    Aim & Ignite is my favorite album of all time so this vote was easy. Some Nights is not far behind though.

    I've done this ranking so many times but...

    Aim & Ignite > Some Nights >= Dog Problems > Grand Romantic > Interventions & Lullabies

    I honestly need to spend more time with I&L. It never fully clicked for me.
  16. mattfreaksmeout

    Trusted Supporter

    The door that opened when I first fell in love with fun. after missing 75% of their set opening for Panic! is wild.

    Led to my discovery of the Format and Steel Train, some of the absolute best concerts (and truly best days) of my life, connected me to someone in high school who became one of my best friends and I now live with, and then branches even further with Bleachers, Grand Romantic, and Jack's production of some of the absolute best albums of 2010s.

    It's also the album I would credit as my first step out of the pop punk/emo/neon punk or whatever world that I was so stuck in throughout high school.

    There are my favorite albums of my life, and there are albums that I consider the most formative of my life. Aim & Ignite is at the top of both lists.
  17. .K.

    Trusted Prestigious

  18. Allhailburnzy


    Aim and ignite and Dog Problems are so damn close for me

    But the real answer is they're all great
  19. Matthewconte

    Regular Supporter

    Some Nights is great and the Format albums are good but it's Aim & Ignite.
  20. here's my regularly scheduled Grand-Romantic-is-underrated post

    I'd still put it below the other four but gosh some of the songs on this are still just gorgeous. "It Only Gets Much Worse," "Brightside," "Harsh Lights," "AhHa," and "Nothing Without Love" still stick with me
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  21. ComedownMachine

    Prestigious Prestigious

    Yeah some of those are the best songs he’s written and the other half are his worst
  22. .K.

    Trusted Prestigious

    I really enjoy Nothing Without Love. Just listened to some Format/Nate stuff a couple weeks ago and I’d say that song is a favourite.
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  23. Allhailburnzy


    They're good albums Brent
  24. Micool1

    Trusted Supporter

    Aim & Ignite is a masterpiece, so I voted for that, but all of them are great and Grand Romantic is underrated. Now give me Fun. album 3.
  25. Henry

    LISTEN TO CHAI Moderator

    I'm listening to Aim Ignite for the first time and it's hilarious how you can tell exactly which songs Jack wrote. I swear he has the same cadence all the time lol
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