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Unpopular Opinions About Umphrey's McGee
« on: November 19, 2013, 01:20:27 PM »

This is the thread where you can share your opinions that nobody shares. Free of judgment... well, not really, feel free to trash talk other peoples opinions cause this is the internet and that's what it's for. But yeah I just thought it would be cool to have a thread where people could post their desert island opinions  :tumbleweed:

I'll go first: I think Push the Pig produces better improv than Triple Wide, at least in this current era of UM. I just think 3x is really overrated; I understand its appeal, but I prefer so many other dance songs over it.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2013, 01:31:36 PM »

Push the Pig is one of my favorite umph songs.  Heavy intro/verses, love the lyrical delivery in the chorus, like the lyrics, love that they jam it. 

Ocean Billy is one of my least favorite umph songs.  The intro kind of drags along and the build up doesn't really do a whole lot for me.  Usually my opinion on songs will change once I see it live but I have yet to witness a huge OB unfortunately.  Got standard town'd at Myrtle Beach earlier this year.

I also like Walletsworth a lot too if only for the breakdown and Joel solo.  I don't hate hourglass nearly as much as most of you.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2013, 01:40:37 PM »

Ooh speaking of Walletsworth, I was listening to a standard version yesterday and I realized I actually really love that song. Sometimes I feel they drop it at the wrong time at shows, but as a composition I can't get enough of it. I'd lump it into songs that I love but only have the patience to see at shows once every few weeks or so.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2013, 01:43:59 PM »

Ooh speaking of Walletsworth, I was listening to a standard version yesterday and I realized I actually really love that song. Sometimes I feel they drop it at the wrong time at shows, but as a composition I can't get enough of it. I'd lump it into songs that I love but only have the patience to see at shows once every few weeks or so.

I think I like so much because they played it at my first show.  And I still love every song I heard at my first show haha.  I feel like those songs have been ingrained in my mind forever
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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2013, 01:45:45 PM »

Ooh speaking of Walletsworth, I was listening to a standard version yesterday and I realized I actually really love that song. Sometimes I feel they drop it at the wrong time at shows, but as a composition I can't get enough of it. I'd lump it into songs that I love but only have the patience to see at shows once every few weeks or so.

I think I like so much because they played it at my first show.  And I still love every song I heard at my first show haha.  I feel like those songs have been ingrained in my mind forever

For sure that makes a lot of sense. My first show opened with Push The Pig > Tinkles, I think that might be why I love Tinkles so much, plus any time they drop unexpectedly into Tinkles out of the end of the previous song. You know what would be awesome? Sociable Jimmy > Tinkles drop.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2013, 02:06:26 PM »

Morning Song, Words, and Believe the Lie are three songs I could welcome at any show I ever go to.  They are also the reason why I love this band so much. Excellent songs whether you're into Baylor tears or not.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2013, 02:08:08 PM »

There are some unpopular opinions in this thread:

http://www.thebort.com/index.php/topic,9239.0.html

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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2013, 02:08:08 PM »

Bad Poker is the worst fucking song this band has ever played.  All of you fanboys only chase it because you want your stats, bros.

Two Dips is the best song to have been at least partially written by UM members in the last 2 years.

Mixed Bizness was the best countdown song in history.

This band should NEVER play a Beatles song again.

CYHMK is fucking atrocious.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2013, 02:09:26 PM »

Bad Poker is the worst fucking song this band has ever played.  All of you fanboys only chase it because you want your stats, bros.

Two Dips is the best song to have been at least partially written by UM members in the last 2 years.

Mixed Bizness was the best countdown song in history.

This band should NEVER play a Beatles song again.

CYHMK is fucking atrocious.

I agree with all of this!!
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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2013, 02:09:41 PM »

fuck.  wrong thread'd
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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2013, 02:09:45 PM »

Tinkles is way over-rated. I've heard it at almost every show I've seen and I'm tired of it.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2013, 02:10:57 PM »

Tinkles is way over-rated. I've heard it at almost every show I've seen and I'm tired of it.

Let's trade. I always miss it by one show.


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Mixed Bizness was the best countdown song in history.

This band should NEVER play a Beatles song again.

One of these I 100% agree with, the other I could not disagree with more.
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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2013, 02:12:17 PM »

Morning Song, Words, and Believe the Lie are three songs I could welcome at any show I ever go to.  They are also the reason why I love this band so much. Excellent songs whether you're into Baylor tears or not.

Couldn't agree more.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2013, 02:14:01 PM »

Morning Song, Words, and Believe the Lie are three songs I could welcome at any show I ever go to.  They are also the reason why I love this band so much. Excellent songs whether you're into Baylor tears or not.

I don't think we can be friends anymore. That song is the worst. Complete waste of time as far as I'm concerned.

EDIT: There are sets that get Shine On'd and then IMO, there are sets that get Morning Song'd.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2013, 02:14:45 PM »

CYHMK is The Rolling Stones are fucking atrocious.
This band should NEVER play a Beatles Rolling Stones song again.
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« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2013, 02:17:38 PM »

Morning Song, Words, and Believe the Lie are three songs I could welcome at any show I ever go to.  They are also the reason why I love this band so much. Excellent songs whether you're into Baylor tears or not.

I don't think we can be friends anymore. That song is the worst. Complete waste of time as far as I'm concerned.

EDIT: There are sets that get Shine On'd and then IMO, there are sets that get Morning Song'd.

Spring 2006... /shudders
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« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2013, 02:18:39 PM »

Anchor Drops is their worst song.

I go to bed at night thanking sweet baby Jesus that I have had the great fortune of NOT seeing one Anchor Drops in 2013.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2013, 02:18:47 PM »

Morning Song, Words, and Believe the Lie are three songs I could welcome at any show I ever go to.  They are also the reason why I love this band so much. Excellent songs whether you're into Baylor tears or not.

I don't think we can be friends anymore. That song is the worst. Complete waste of time as far as I'm concerned.

EDIT: There are sets that get Shine On'd and then IMO, there are sets that get Morning Song'd.

At least Morning Song is only 7 minutes...SOYCD is more than double that.  Fuck I hate hearing that song at UM shows...
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« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2013, 02:21:41 PM »

Morning Song, Words, and Believe the Lie are three songs I could welcome at any show I ever go to.  They are also the reason why I love this band so much. Excellent songs whether you're into Baylor tears or not.

I don't think we can be friends anymore. That song is the worst. Complete waste of time as far as I'm concerned.

EDIT: There are sets that get Shine On'd and then IMO, there are sets that get Morning Song'd.

I totally get that logic, but it doesn't take away the fact that its a very well done song both compositionally and lyrically. Unpopular Opinion'd

BAYYYYYYYY :'( :'( :'( :'( LORRRRRRRRR
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« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2013, 02:24:43 PM »

Morning Song, Words, and Believe the Lie are three songs I could welcome at any show I ever go to.  They are also the reason why I love this band so much. Excellent songs whether you're into Baylor tears or not.

I don't think we can be friends anymore. That song is the worst. Complete waste of time as far as I'm concerned.

EDIT: There are sets that get Shine On'd and then IMO, there are sets that get Morning Song'd.

At least Morning Song is only 7 minutes...SOYCD is more than double that.  Fuck I hate hearing that song at UM shows...

Touche.

I totally get that logic, but it doesn't take away the fact that its a very well done song both compositionally and lyrically. Unpopular Opinion'd

BAYYYYYYYY :'( :'( :'( :'( LORRRRRRRRR

Compositionally, hard to argue with you there. But that song makes me want to cry and not because I'm so caught up in emotional Baylor moment.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2013, 02:25:29 PM »

mantis is my #1 pissbreak song.
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« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2013, 02:28:13 PM »

mantis is my #1 pissbreak song.

Ive managed to avoid Mantis through 22 shows. Looking forward to hearing my first one but then probably never again.
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« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2013, 02:28:44 PM »

mantis is my #1 pissbreak song.
Wellwishers is the perfect length for a mid-set trip to the bathroom and a quick beer.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2013, 02:31:58 PM »

Morning Song, Words, and Believe the Lie are three songs I could welcome at any show I ever go to.  They are also the reason why I love this band so much. Excellent songs whether you're into Baylor tears or not.

I don't think we can be friends anymore. That song is the worst. Complete waste of time as far as I'm concerned.

EDIT: There are sets that get Shine On'd and then IMO, there are sets that get Morning Song'd.

I'm having a hard time thinking of two songs I'd rather see less at a show.  I will never understand all the love for Morning Song. 

Words and BtL on the other hand...
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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2013, 02:33:46 PM »

I am always skeptical of a guest sit in. That can screw shit up real quick and I'd just rather not..

ITK, sometimes I just want to skip right past it.
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