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Topic: The Sam Smith Appreciation Thread

WoTW is criminally underrated.  A truly progressive song.  Years from now, I think people will scratch their heads as to why it was so polarizing to begin with

When was the last time we've had a rich soulful R&B song?  License to Kill or For Your Eyes Only maybe?

TWINE was triphop.  DAD was electronic.  CR was rock.  AWTD was rap/rock.  Skyfall was sort of a radio pop ballad.

Sam Smitg can sing and convey just the right emotion for the song.  I loved it the second I heard it.

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Never one to shy from poking my head out above the parapet..

I've said pretty much from the start that it grew on me after a week and now I like it and it sits very well with the film as a whole.  ajb007/cheers

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I too loved the song, and hearing it merged with the film titles was amazing
Almost a short arthouse movie in its own right.  ajb007/smile

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Higgins wrote:

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Yeah, not quite

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Not a Sam Smith fan.

Think they can do way better. The song is always big and sets the tone.

I think they sold out heavily with Adele the previous film. And now Sam Smith (whom I personally do not like).

Feels like the 007 is trying to please the masses by picking popular songs that aren't really that good.

Next 007 film probably will have a One Direction song or maybe a Spice Girls comeback.

Why not use a propper song that would fit perfectly like - https://soundcloud.com/kareem-amgad/muse-supremacy-1

Muse is one of the best bands that Britain has ever produced, yet no 007 track for them.

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Hector the well endowed wrote:

Why not use a propper song that would fit perfectly like....Muse is one of the best bands that Britain has ever produced, yet no 007 track for them.

Nah, Muse are awful...can't understand a word they say and musically they are a mess  ajb007/mad

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Absolutely_Cart wrote:

When was the last time we've had a rich soulful R&B song?

You do know what the R in R&B stands for, correct?

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Sir Miles wrote:
Hector the well endowed wrote:

Why not use a propper song that would fit perfectly like....Muse is one of the best bands that Britain has ever produced, yet no 007 track for them.

Nah, Muse are awful...can't understand a word they say and musically they are a mess  ajb007/mad

...but welcome AJB  ajb007/martini

Not much of a Muse fan either, but they DID do their Bond take with "Supremacy", the opening song for their The 2nd Law album.

As far as SS goes, liking his debut album, I think the Spectre song could have been a tad better, but will wait till I hear it in context with the titles come this Friday (us poor non-brits need to wait 2 extra weeks!).

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cheld wrote:
Absolutely_Cart wrote:

When was the last time we've had a rich soulful R&B song?

You do know what the R in R&B stands for, correct?

Welshboy already called him out on this here: http://www.ajb007.co.uk/post/769192/#p769192

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Sam Smith has had a few great songs, this one is just not one of them. I hated it when it first came out, but got to like it when the video was released. I don’t think it will get any better. Skyfall was a great song, but before then there was nothing interesting since TWINE.

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Having seen the movie yesterday - I have not decided what pains more - the torture scene or listening to the song  ajb007/crap

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Sir Miles wrote:
Hector the well endowed wrote:

Why not use a propper song that would fit perfectly like....Muse is one of the best bands that Britain has ever produced, yet no 007 track for them.

Nah, Muse are awful...can't understand a word they say and musically they are a mess  ajb007/mad

...but welcome AJB  ajb007/martini

I think that they could pull off an epic overblown theme, a modern LALD if given the chance. For a female voice I'd love to see what Goldfrapp could do...their first album has a couple of icy ballads that would be great.

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^ I've advocated for Goldfrapp for many years - alas, I think their time has passed...they aren't well known enough...now I'd love to see Florence + The Machine given the gig...Muse are just a 'noise' for me I'm afraid...

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WOTW has gone up to No 2 again in the Swiss charts and would be number one easily if you look at the numbers of units sold, BUT Adele's Hello is selling insane amounts of records...

Anyway, I always knew WOTW will be successful and it is.  ajb007/martini

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The song has really grown on me, I really disliked it at first but unlike most other songs the more I hear it the more I love it (kinda like the film overall!)

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I really like it, I think it's a solid song.

I've never got into Adele's song, partly because I don't find it very original.

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Writing's On The Wall nominated for Best Original Song at the Golden Globe awards.

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ajb007/cheers  Congratulations, I hope Sam wins.  ajb007/martini  ( I at least like it)  ajb007/biggrin

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Moore Than wrote:

Writing's On The Wall nominated for Best Original Song at the Golden Globe awards.

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https://twitter.com/007/status/675015411453308929

Interesting. It's the only song I've heard of the nominees, and I'm guessing that none of the other songs are any better.

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Thunderpussy wrote:

ajb007/cheers  Congratulations, I hope Sam wins.  ajb007/martini  ( I at least like it)  ajb007/biggrin

Me too. Well done Sam!  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

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