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Since I'm pretty new around here, I'm not sure if anyone has ever had a topic like this, but I'll give it a go anyway.

 

When you are a big fan of an artist, obviously one of the most exciting times is when a new album comes out. In regards to MG, have you ever been completely blown away by a song the first time you heard it?

 

I was that way with While We Were Hunting Rabbits. The entire arrangement of that song, I was just knocked out. Actually, I was knocked out by much of the Avalanche album, which I played to death (and still play frequently...current favorite song of the week on that is "Bright End Of Nowhere")

 

Anyone else?

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I can think of quite a few that have had that kind of effect on me, Champions of Nothing would be a recent one for sure.

 

But I think one of the most underrated MG songs is Man of Action. I love that as an opener to Audio of Being. When I heard it I was so instantly blown away. That and Tripoli are just so great.

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Yeah, Tripoli and Advertising on Police Cars really did it for me. Same with Avalanche, Weapon and Near Fantastica. Those are some off of the top of my head but there's tons more.

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God, Man Of Action is such an awesome song.....Audio of Being is such a terrific album. Truffle Pigs, Carmelina, I, The Throw Away, Advertising On Police Cars, Tripoli....what an album that is

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I got blowed away by Suburbia, the first time I heard it live, which was the moment I became a Matt Good fan.

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Most of that album is killer. Even my friends (who have no idea who he is) love some of the songs on that album

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yup suburbia, man of action 2 of the best. I love boy and his machine gun as well.

 

champions of nothing is the best track on the new cd and it's great but didn't blow me away.

 

love rabbits too avalanche is a great cd.

 

audio - midnight - avalanche 1-2-3 all time.

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"Everything Is Automatic" was that MG song (or at least one of them for me).

I remember being in another room while Much Music was blasting on the TV in the living room. I heard that opening riff & I remember thinking "Holy shit!!! Who the hell is this?!?!?". I ran into the living room & sat transfixed in front of the TV for the next 3-4 minutes. I went out & bought UNDERDOGS off the strength of that song & have been a freak for Matthew Good ever since, snapping up every release as soon as they hit the shelves pretty much.

 

As has been mentioned already, the first time I stuck in AUDIO OF BEING & heard the opening notes of "Man Of Action" I was blown awy too.

 

Other songs that have blown me away upon first listen include (but are not limited to) Suburbia, Failing The Rorschach Test, Running For Home, Giant (K-I-C-K-A-S-S, That's the way we spell success! - is prolly the best start to a song ever!), While We Were Hunting Rabbits (just an absolutely phenonenal piece of music), 21st Century Living, Near Fantastica (which may very well be my fav mellower Matt Good song ever), Indestructable, Fated, Buffalo Seven, Flight Recorder From Viking 7, Generation X-Wing, Omissions Of The Omen, Symbolistic White Walls & The Inescapable Us. Oh and The Rat Who Would Be King. This is one of my fave MG songs ever! His voice is absolutely incredible in that song! He is the king of emoting.

 

Shit Matt Good is a freakin' genius.

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I prefer when songs don't instantly amaze me on the very first listen. I find a much greater appreciation when they just kinda natually grow on me. While the songs I instantly love, I tend to get sick of sooner.

 

As far as I can remeber no album Post BM (my first MGB CD) really jumped out at me on the first go, which is part of what makes them so great.

 

Mind you, I'm sure there were a few Demos Pre-MGB, that really blew me away on the first listen (Umbrellaless, Before You Go, Last Poem's Poet...)

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As for me the 1st time I heard Giant I was hooked, though I was listening to Matt before that, when I heard the singles from Underdogs, but the entire BM album is the one that hooked me in.

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I got hooked on BM as well, and Giant, Suburbia, Born to Kill and Running for Home were the ones that totally blew my nuts off.

 

Then, basically the whole of the Audio of Being did the same (minus the Rat Who Would be King, which in time has become one of my fave cuts on that album), especially Truffle Pigs and Sort of A Protest Song.

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The songs took a while to grow on me.

 

I find any song I really like right off the bat I tend to get sick of.

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the very first MG song to do this to me was Te Inescapable Us. since then: change of season, suburbia, running for home, truffle pigs, sort of a protest song, wwwhr, hosam, bright end of nowhere, blue skies. champions

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Weapon. When Matt premiered that on his website, I listened thinking, "ooh...i guess he's doing the slow acoustic solo stuff now." But then the guitar comes in and my jaw dropped. Fantastic.

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too many of them blow me away to mention. that's why he's the best.

I concur (well, best Canadian, I still like an american band best)

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Same here. There's just way too many to mention. Many of the songs on Beautiful Midnight could be mentioned along with a few on Audio of Being, quite a few from Avalanche, already one or two from the newest and quite a lot from Underdogs. But Beautiful Midnight bar none has the largest amount of blow away tracks for me. But on the topic of Audio of Being, a song that I am getting the impression that is getting underrated in this thread that is absolutely amazing to me is The Rat Who Would Be King. I say that because I think I've only seen it mentioned in here once.

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Alot of the stuff grows on me, but as far as blowing me away on the first listen, alot of AoB. Man of action, Tripoli, Fall of man, and especially the Rat.

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Generally the songs that "blow me away" at first listen become my eventual favourites... Rabbits, The Rat, Near Fantastica, Blue Skies, Inescapable, Suburbia. And so on.

 

Then there are those that I don't think I like that much at first, and then go back and listen to them a while afterwards and realize how good they are... Pledge of Allegiance, We're So Heavy, Vermilion.

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blue skies over badlands is so... amazing to me that i'm getting a tattoo based on it that'll cover my entire upper arm. i'm exicted!

Bahahah I'm getting a friend to draw me a tattoo somewhat based on Blue Skies as well.

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Long way down was really amazing the first time i heard it, and every time since then.

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Blue Skies. When I listened to it the first time, as soon as it was done, I paused the CD and just bawled for 10 minutes.

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Advertising on Police Cars

While We Were Hunting Rabbits

Tripoli (Rooms version)

Fated

Agoraphobe

Champions of Nothing

 

and most songs from LOTGA especially Fearless & Omissions Of The Omen.

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