Condensing Transistor Challenge

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  1. Cleon

    Cleon Well-Known Member

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    This is a challenge I sometimes do but usually give up because it hurts to cut so many of my favorites in favor of classic staples lol.

    Try to condense Transistor into a standard 12-track album. All 30 tracks are eligible for it. If you want to have Transistor Intro as the hidden #0 track that's fine, it won't count towards your twelve.

    I'll post mine later, too tired at the moment for this feat :D

    Go!
     
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  2. SlowCrates

    SlowCrates Well-Known Member

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    1. Borders
    2. Transistor
    3. Prisoner
    4. Beautiful Disaster
    5. The Continuous Life
    6. Electricity
    7. What Was I Thinking
    8. Use Of Time
    9. No Control
    10. Tune In
    11. Galaxy
    12. Stealing Happy Hours
     
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  3. SurferCaliSoca

    SurferCaliSoca Active Member

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    1. Transistor
    2. Prisoner
    3. Galaxy
    4. Beautiful Disaster
    5. Borders
    6. No Control
    7. Rub a Dub
    8. Starshines
    9. Light Years
    10. Use of Time
    11. The Continuous Life
    12. Stealing Happy Hours

    -What Was I Thinking
    -Strangers
    -Lemming*

    If only it could of been 15 tracks.. i hated cutting those 3 off. This could change tomorrow of course.
     
  4. skiing311

    skiing311 Well-Known Member

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    • Intro
    1. Transistor
    2. Prisoner
    3. Galaxy
    4. Beautiful Disaster
    5. Inner Light Spectrum
    6. What Was I Thinking
    7. Use of Time
    8. The Continuous Life
    9. Rub A Dub
    10. Starshines
    11. Borders
    12. Stealing Happy Hours
    I like No Control a bit more than Inner Light Spectrum, but I kept ILS in the track list because I think it just works better overall. Running, Electricity, and Light Years just missed the cut.
     
    #4 skiing311, Jun 26, 2018
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  5. MarleysChains

    MarleysChains Well-Known Member

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    For all of you who left Running off

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    I’ll post mine this evening...spoiler alert, Running will definitely be on the track list.
     
  6. MargeInTheLargin

    MargeInTheLargin Well-Known Member

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    I'll give it a shot here.

    Transistor
    Galaxy
    Rubadub
    Beautiful Disaster
    Running
    Jupiter
    Use Of Time
    The Continuous Life
    Color
    Light Years
    Starshines
    Stealing Happy Hours
     
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  7. ekemisvo

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    transistor you’re so fat with all those tracks
     
  8. ekemisvo

    ekemisvo Well-Known Member

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    sorry, thought the challenge was to condescend transistor
     
  9. MarleysChains

    MarleysChains Well-Known Member

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    Transistor
    Inner Light Spectrum
    Galaxy
    Rubadub
    Beautiful Disaster
    Running
    Use Of Time
    The Continuous Life
    Light Years
    Creature Feature
    Starshines
    Stealing Happy Hours

    I love this album so much. It’s actually the only album that I’ve assigned a number to. Soundsystem came close to knocking it off it’s throne, but In the end it just couldn’t. Transistor in it’s entirety is solidly locked in at #1. If I were forced to choose 12 songs from Transistor, these are the songs that I couldn’t live without, order of tracks is not set in stone.
     
    #9 MarleysChains, Jun 26, 2018
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  10. skiing311

    skiing311 Well-Known Member

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    No Prisoner?!

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  11. MarleysChains

    MarleysChains Well-Known Member

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    I had trouble deciding between Prisoner and Rub a Dub. I do love that song...why are turning against each other? @Cleon is the one who forced us to edit this masterpiece.

    Hey @Cleon

     
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  12. robb

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    I'm not messing with all that Arch311ve stuff.

    Transistor
    Prisoner
    Galaxy
    Jupiter
    Use of Time
    The Continuous Life
    Running
    Tune In
    Rub A Dub
    Starshines
    Borders
    Stealing Happy Hours

    That was... much easier than expected. I apparently love Tune In way more than most people, but I'm not even sorry.
     
  13. scottrun311

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    Use of Time
    Prisoner
    Stealing Happy Hours
    Use of Time
    Prisoner
    Stealing Happy Hours
    Use of Time
    Prisoner
    Stealing Happy Hours
    Use of Time
    Prisoner
    Stealing Happy Hours
     
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  14. jukeboxgroove

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    Transistor Intro
    1. Transistor
    2. Prisoner
    3. Galaxy
    4. Inner Light Spectrum
    5. Jupiter
    6. Use of Time
    7. The Continuous Life
    8. No Control
    9. Running
    10. Light Years
    11. Starshines
    12. Stealing Happy Hours
     
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  15. Juan Gris

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    1. Inner Light Spectrum
    2. Galaxy
    3. No Control
    4. Rub a Dub
    5. Use of Time
    6. The Continuous Life
    7. Light Years
    8. Running
    9. Tune In
    10. Starshines
    11. Borders
    12. Stealing Happy Hours
     
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  16. Cleon

    Cleon Well-Known Member

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    (0: Transistor Intro)
    1. Transistor
    2. Prisoner
    3. Galaxy
    4. Electricity
    5. Use of Time
    6. The Continuous Life
    7. Beautiful Disaster
    8. Writer's Block Party
    9. Running
    10. Borders
    11. Jupiter
    12. Stealing Happy Hours
    (Hidden Track: Everything)

    No Control and What Was I Thinking are favorites of mine but I cut them in favor of classics and for variety sake. Kinda cheated with a second hidden track tagged on the end haha.

    Makes me wonder what they'd choose if Transistor had been limited to a 12 track release (and they still wrote 30 songs).
     
    #16 Cleon, Jul 2, 2018
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  17. Cleon

    Cleon Well-Known Member

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    Borders as an opener! Yes! \m/
     
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  18. SlowCrates

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    Fuck yeah, I just think that with a shorter album it packs more energy and sets a stronger tone.
     
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  19. ekemisvo

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    311 - trnsstr

    0 transistor intro
    1 transistor
    2 prisoner
    3 jupiter
    4 borders
    5 use of time
    6 beautiful disaster
    7 everything
    8 no control
    9 the continuous life
    10 electricity
    11 rub a dub
    12 starshines

    that was more difficult than i thought. transistor isn’t as high on my rankings as most people (although it is still up there), but after getting it down to 14 or 15 it was quite the task to cut even more.
     
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  20. Iceman

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    Transistor
    Galaxy
    Prisoner
    Use of Time
    The Continuous Life
    No Control
    Running
    Light Years
    Rub a Dub
    Starshines
    Borders
    Stealing Happy Hours

    @Cleon, @scottrun311, @SlowCrates - no Starshines???

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    Sigh...this thread...I hope you're happy with what you've created.

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    #20 Iceman, Jul 2, 2018
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