What's Their Best Song? #30: Los Campesinos! - RESULTS THREAD

Wowowowowowow what a thread, what a band. I wish I could’ve followed more closely but alas I got a lot on today.

I made a notepad longlist, then I put little asterisks next to the ones to go onto a shortlist

And I ultimately voted for…

Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks
We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
In Medias Res
We’ve Got Your Back (Documented Minor Emotional Breakdown 2)
The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future
Hello Sadness
Baby I Got The Death Rattle
For Flotsam
What Death Leaves Behind
Got Stendhal’s

I could’ve voted differently, I love this band, I love all of their songs so much. The best

Huge thanks to Fuckhouse for running this


I almost gave Dumb Luck some points too

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here’s mine

and i’ve got a couple of other playlists that i was going to share but i’ve decided i am going to do a listening club so i’ll save them for that x

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Another didn’t voter, but still:

3 - Hello Sadness
2 - Cemetery Gaits
2 - In Medias Res
1 - Heart Swells / Pacific Daylight Time
1 - Selling Rope
1 - Heat Rash


Yay! Thanks @Funkhouser

Wish I could be on as these are revealed in real time ):

Really surprised at Heat Rash coming in (equal) first. It’s great, in that every song on RIB is great, but it’s not even in my top 6 from that album, let alone my top 10 from their back catalogue.

Would’ve liked to have had 27 points to spend, as I’ve got 27 favourites, but ended up voting for:

It Started with a Mixx
You! Me! Dancing!
Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks
I Warned You: Do Not Make an Enemy of Me
The Sea Is a Good Place to Think of the Future
By Your Hand
What Death Leaves Behind
Avocado, Baby
Here’s to the Fourth Time
Got Stendhal’s

…though after the fact, I realised I’d not voted for Death to Los Campesinos! Very reluctantly, I’d probably swap out It Started with a Mixx! for Death.

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It won by 6 points.

Oh, shit, yeah. Got done by the joint reveal.

Had to be a kingmaker involved in that? Or at least a few 3 or 4 point votes?

No kingmaker but it did get a 6 funnily enough.

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This is surely the lowest average vote per song of all the WTBSs? As in total votes cast divided by number of songs voted.

Not that far off the mark

my list;
we’ve got your back 1
hello sadness 1
the black bird, the dark slope 1
as lucerne / the low 2
baby i got the death rattle 2
life is a long time 2
selling rope 1

wanted to vote for more obvs but after listening and faffing i realised there were two tiers to my fave los camp songs so i had to vote accordingly

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My votes:

a heat rash in the shape of the show me state ; or, letters from me to charlotte (3)
straight in at 101 (2)
we are beautiful we are doomed (2)
hello sadness (1)
I just sighed. I just sighed, just so you know. (1)
songs about your girlfriend (1)

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Would’ve liked to have given Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats a point, I like an outro that takes a left turn and that one’s lovely

Too Many Flesh Suppers - 1
Hello Sadness - 1
Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks - 1
Got Stendhal’s - 1
Selling Rope (Swan Dive to Estuary) - 2
The Sea Is a Good Place to Think of the Future - 2
A Heat Rash in the Shape of the Show Me State; or, Letters from Me to Charlotte - 2

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Underrated, terrific album ender, that never got a shout because too many other great songs to choose from.


This was absolutely off the chain when they did the RiB in full shows right before Covid


Might request that he signs mine with his thoughts on the results


One of the best bits in any song ever is “Charlotte says it’s more constructive than the one in Canada when you got drunk ate loads of crisps and threw up by a football pitch”


Think I was the accidental kingmaker, which is the last thing I want tbh

Here are my votes, written half-cut last night after 2 minutes thought,with spelling unedited

1 point - renata del ara
1 point - allez les bleus
2 points - fluxlocacillin (cba to learn to spell it)
6 points - a heat rash in the shape of the show me state (letters from me to Charlotte)


Think I spelled every single song incorrectly, which is an achievement of sorts

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