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Rank the Ghost Stories songs!

Discussion in 'Ghost Stories (2014)' started by ticking_clocks, Apr 11, 2014.

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  1. Harondor

    By:HarondorMay 25, 2014
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    1 A Sky Full Of Stars
    2 True Love
    3 Always In My Head
    4 Ink
    5 Another's Arms
    6 Midnight
    7 Magic
    8 O
    9 Oceans
     
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  2. Radiokopf

    By:RadiokopfMay 25, 2014
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    1. A Sky Full Of Stars: Of course only the live version without Avicii is awesome / Maybe the only song from this album we will hear in a few years (9/10)
    2. Ghost Story: Wonderful, sounds like the old Coldplay, I'd put it in the X&Y era because it reminds me a lot of "Sleeping Sun" (8,5/10)
    3. Ink: Nice song, could be so much better if it were guitar driven through the whole song(like in the live version) (8/10)
    4. O: I don't see why so many of you like it so much, I'm missing the highlight in this song (7/10)
    5. All Your Friends: Also sounds like old Coldplay, but it's a bit too easy (7/10)
    6. Oceans: Ok, but compared to similar songs in previous albums like DAAHF, Don't Panic or TKC it lacks a lot (6.5)
    7. True Love: Much too easy, no peak, only the guitar part in the end is nice (6/10)
    8. Midnight: Nice try, again no peak, gave me the hope of a Radiohead album... (6/10)
    9. Always In My Head: Worst album opener ever, gives nothing to me (5/10)
    10. Another's Arms: average pop song, sounded a bit better live (4.5/10)
    11. Magic: Worst song of the album, one of the worst Coldplay songs ever (probably after POC) (4/10)

    All in all it results in a rating of 6,5/10 which I would even reduce to 6 because of the incredibly bad lyrics. All I got left is hope.
     
  3. kmm1482

    By:kmm1482May 25, 2014
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    1. Ghost Story
    2. Oceans
    3. All Your Friends
    4. O
    5. True Love
    6. Magic
    7. Midnight
    8. O (reprise)
    9. Inside My Head
    10. Ink
    11. Another's Arms
    12. Sky Full of Stars (if I HAVE to put this song with the others)


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  4. MrMilanista

    By:MrMilanistaMay 25, 2014
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    1. Always in My Head
    2. True Love
    3. A Sky Full of Stars
    4. Ink
    5. Fly On
    6. Midnight/Another's Arms/Oceans/Magic
     
  5. rrpjdisc

    By:rrpjdiscMay 26, 2014
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    That makes me sad. The song is so beautiful imo. It doesn't need a highlight. It could be a purely piano song and it'd be great, even without changing much.


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  6. tom043

    By:tom043May 26, 2014
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    1.O 9/10.. Amsterdam would be a 10 because it has that epic outburst at the end, which unleashes the emotion from the first part of the song
    2.Ink 8/10.. Positive and on repeat, great melody
    3.All Your Friends 8/10.. Very new Elbow album'like and I happen to love that one to death
    4.Oceans.. Chris and an acoustic guitar... do I need to say more
    5.True love 9/10.. Love the vocals in this song, the whole thing reminds me a lot of a certain period in life :)
    6.Always in my head8/10.. Sets the mood for the album, love the intro and think it will be great live
    7.Ghost Story 8/10.. Classic Coldplay I specifically like how it ends, I DISAPPEAR
    8.Another's Arms 7/10.. I like the song but the lyrics just sometimes are so cheesy, I end up listening to it a lot though, also the backing vocals are cool
    9.Magic 8/10.. Don't know how it ended up here but I guess I connect a bit more with the other songs
    10.Midnight 6/10.. A cool experiment, otherwise I would have preferred a song with clear vocals
    11.A sky full of stars7/10.. Same thing as Magic but I'm looking foreword to hearing this at festivals in the summer
    12.O (Reprise) 9/10.. I'm putting this here because it's kind of a interlude but it gives me chills though, high score because it's perfect but not a complete song

    Oh and before I forget, they Aced this
     
  7. SpaceDave

    By:SpaceDaveMay 26, 2014
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    Just got the album today so I haven't made my mind up yet on the rankings, but I very nearly put the ending of O first. I mean, WHAT. THE. HELL?? Is music allowed to be this good? :)
     
  8. WeddingDom

    By:WeddingDomMay 26, 2014
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    1. Midnight 10/10
    2. Another's Arms 9.5/10
    3. Ocean 9.5/10
    4. Always In My Head 9/10
    5. True Love 9/10
    6. Magic 8.9/10
    7. A Sky Full of Stars 8/10
    8. Ink 7.8/10
    9. O 5/10
     
  9. Nik Jam

    By:Nik JamMay 27, 2014
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    1. O - More because of the lyrics of Fly On and how it resonates with my own love life and loss - but I'm a sucker for Coldplay's piano songs in general, reminds me of Atlas which I also loved. The main O and it's reprise however are very beautiful and a solid way to end the album.
    2. Sky Full of Stars - also a fan of Coldplay's poppy material, and this was really the only one on the album but I loved it, should be a live staple alongside Charlie Brown and Fix You
    3. Oceans - Love the atmosphere, and the interlude at the end
    4. Magic - Great first single, listened to it almost every day since it came out
    5. Ink - nice and catchy despite the creepy lyrics!
    6. True Love - great lyrics (I'll probably find myself saying "If you don't then lie to me" often...) and music
    7. Another's Arms - love the angelic female sample, but the style of the song itself not a big favorite
    8. Always in My Head - nothing against it, just not one of my favorites
    9. Midnight - Musically awesome, vocoder doesn't do it for me.

    Don't know where to put All Your Friends and Ghost Story - they're awesome though, maybe even the best of them all!
     
  10. HoveringAbove

    By:HoveringAboveMay 31, 2014
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    I haven't heard Ghost Story and All My Friends, but here is my review of the album and ranking of the songs. Overall I thought it was an excellent album and I've given it many spins already. The Sky Arts concert was great too. I'm not going to rank it against their other albums: IMO the important thing is that they're still in form. They've added some more truly great songs to their catalogue, something most famous bands stop doing by their 3rd album, never mind their 6th.

    O/Fly On - Beautiful, haunting track that makes an instant impression. Wonderful closer.

    Ink - Nice mellow track, very catchy. I feel the end of the chorus sounds a tad awkward ('so much that it hu-urts') and the verse is the strongest part, but overall probably my second favourite track.

    Midnight - Sort of the thematic centre piece of the album, almost unintelligible lyrics with ghostly atmosphere but still plenty of melody and harmony to enjoy.

    Anothers Arms - very good album cut, great production work. This one is probably captures the most emotional pain.

    Oceans - another high quality album cut, reminds me of Parachutes. This one will get some play at acoustic open mic nights and the like

    True Love - bit sappy for my tastes, but I can see this being used on many a rom-com soundtrack. Has an outside chance of being the Fix You of the album, with its sing-along friendly chorus. Beneath the sappiness there is a rather good McCartney-esque melody.

    Magic - usually I don't like songs which loop the same riff for the whole track, but they do manage to inject enough entertaining material to make it a good listen. Will probably get played to death at sports events and such. And it is a great bass riff.

    Always in My Head - maybe the sleeper hit of the album... this one has been growing on me. Very gentle, unassuming way to start the album - you know it's Coldplay, but can sense the new toned-down sound of the album from this opening track.

    A Sky Full of Stars - clearly Coldplay's attempt to infiltrate the clubs, and very much of its day with a driving rhythm and euphoric piano chords. Pretty good, though don't think it's quite infectious enough to be a lasting hit
     
  11. bosly1

    By:bosly1May 31, 2014
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    1 A Sky Full of Stars
    2 Another's Arms
    3 True Love
    4 Always in my Head
    5 Ink
    6 Oceans
    7 Midnight
    8 Magic
    9 O
     
  12. IneedYou23

    By:IneedYou23May 31, 2014
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    1. Always In My Head
    2. True Love
    3. O
    4. Magic
    5. A Sky Full Of Stars
    6. Midnight
    7. Ink
    8. Oceans
    9. Another's Arms
     
  13. HowCouldIForget

    By:HowCouldIForgetJun 4, 2014
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    1. O (10)
    2. Ghost Story (9.0)
    3. All Your Friends (8.5)
    4. Midnight (8.5)
    5. Oceans (8.0)
    6. O (Part 2) (8.0)
    7. Always in My Head (8.0)
    8. Ink (7.0)
    9. Another's Arms (7.0)
    10. A Sky Full of Stars (6.0)
    11. True Love (3.5)
    12. Magic (3.0)

    MX for Comparison

    1. Us Against the World (10)
    2. U.F.O. (10)
    3. Up With the Birds (10)
    4. Every Teardrop is a Waterfall (9.5)
    5. Major Minus (9.5)
    6. MX/Hurts Like Heaven (9.5)
    7. AHT/Don't Let it Break Your Heart (9.5)
    8. Charlie Brown (9.0)
    9. Up in Flames (8.5)
    10. Paradise (7.5)
    11. Princess of China (3.5)
     
  14. m83

    By:m83Jun 20, 2014
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    MIDNIGHT
    MAGIC
    A SKY FULL OF STARS
    INK (UFF....)
    TRUE LOVE
     
  15. Peti2000

    By:Peti2000Aug 1, 2014
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    In my oppinion:
    1. Magic 10/9.8
    2. True Love 10/9.6
    3. All Your Friend 10/9.5
    4. Another's Arms 10/9.3
     
  16. Lodova

    By:LodovaAug 1, 2014
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    1. Oceans
    2. Always In My Head
    3. O (Fly On)
    4. Midnight
    5. True Love
    6. Another's Arms
    7. Magic
    8. Ink
    9. A Sky Full Of Stars
     
  17. BiggerStronger

    By:BiggerStrongerAug 1, 2014
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    1. O
    2. Midnight
    3. A Sky Full Of Stars
    4. Always In My Head
    5. True Love
    6. Ink
    7. Magic
    8. Oceans
    9. Ghost Story
    10. Another's Arms
    11. All Your Friends
    12. O (Reprise)
     
  18. mayrn43

    By:mayrn43Aug 2, 2014
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    Now it's:
    1. Midnight (10)
    2. O (10)
    3. Magic (9.5)
    4. Always In My Head (9)
    5. A Sky Full of Stars (9)
    6. True Love (9)
    7. Ink (8.5)
    8. All Your Friends (8.5)
    9. Ghost Story (8)
    10. Another's Arms (7.5)
    11. O (reprise) (7)
    12. Oceans (7)
     
  19. grids

    By:gridsAug 2, 2014
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    1. A Sky Full of Stars
    2. Midnight
    3. Magic
    4. True Love
    5. Ghost Story
    6. Oceans
    7. O
    8. Always In My Head
    9. Ink
    10. O (Reprise)
    11. All Your Friends
    12. Another's Arms
     
  20. kaisin

    By:kaisinAug 6, 2014
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    My ranking has changed since the album was released, now it's:

    1) Ink
    2) ASFOS
    3) True Love
    4) Always In My Head
    5) O
    6) All Your Friends
    7) Magic
    8) Ghost Story
    9) Midnight
    10) Oceans
    11) Another's Arms