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    Quintessential songs from Native Invader & Unrepentant Geraldines

    Now that Native Invader has been out for a while... what would you say are the quintessential Tori tracks that are among her best? Like perfect songs in your mind... Songs like Winter, Suede, Baker Baker, Spark, Horses, Carbon (insert your favourites here)... or at least songs you would consider important/signature/rank up there to be comparable amongst her best.
    Then do the same for UG. Just interested as these two albums seem to be respected by many of her fans. This kind of thing seemed much more difficult with TBK, ADP and AATS...

    Native Invader
    Reindeer King (I think this may have entered my top 20 or even top 10 songs)
    Cloud Riders
    Wildwood
    Bang
    Climb
    Bats
    Mary's Eyes

    Unrepentant Geraldines
    America
    Weatherman
    Selkie
    Oysters
    Invisible Boy
    Forest of Glass
    Dixie


    I was disappointed with Tori's output from 2005 - 2009. But have enjoyed Midwinter Graces, Night of Hunters, Unrepentant Geraldines and Native Invader. And I feel like she keeps getting better with each release since 2009
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    Good thread. For me, these albums are on par. NI may be better as an overall album, but my favourites on UG are more meaningful. I actually believe the best songs from each could have been combined to make a beautiful record up there with the classics.

    In terms of quintessential Tori, that's hard to define but I think the below are mine.

    Unrepentant Geraldine's

    America
    Selkie
    Oysters
    Forest of Glass

    Native Invader

    Reindeer King
    Cloud Riders
    Wildwood
    Bats

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    thirst world problems Octopussy's Avatar
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    these are kind of like distillations of each album:

    America
    Trouble's Lament
    Weatherman
    Unrepentant Geraldines/Vicar's Wife (despite flaws)
    Oysters

    Reindeer King
    Cloud Riders
    Breakaway
    Wildwood
    Climb

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    UG:

    America
    Weatherman
    Selkie
    Oysters
    Forest Of Glass

    NI:

    Reindeer King
    Up The Creek
    Wildwood
    Bang
    Climb
    Mary's Eyes
    Russia
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    UG:

    America
    Wild Way
    Weatherman
    Selkie
    Unrepentant Geraldines
    Oysters
    Invisible Boy

    NI:
    Every Track. I don't really connect that much with a couple (Mary's Eyes, Russia, UD2), but I can't imagine the album without them anyway. They are all essential to the album.

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    UG:

    Forest of Glass
    16 Shades of Blue
    Unrepentant Geraldines
    Promise
    Weatherman

    NI:

    Climb
    Up the Creek
    Broken Arrow
    Cloud Riders
    Reindeer King
    Russia

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    UG
    Weatherman
    Forest of Glass
    Selkie
    Oysters
    Invisible Boy

    NI
    Reindeer King
    Wildwood
    Up the Creek
    Bang
    Climb
    Breakaway

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    Nice idea, @Beelust.

    America
    Reindeer King
    Wedding Day
    Up the Creek
    Selkie
    Forest of Glass
    Weatherman
    Unrepentant Geraldines
    Climb
    Benjamin
    Bang
    Mary's Eyes

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    Unrepentant Geraldines:

    01. America
    02. Wedding Day
    03. Weatherman
    04. Selkie
    05. Oysters
    06. Invisible Boy
    07. Forest of Glass

    It's unfortunate that the lows on this album are as low as they are for me, because these 7 tracks are pretty much perfection. However, I would still SERIOUSLY have preferred her to tone down the high notes in "Oysters" because they almost ruin the song for me. Yes, she's singing pretty damn high in "America," too, but the vocals are more delicate and vulnerable and not as shrill there.

    Native Invader:

    01. Reindeer King
    02. Cloud Riders
    03. Up the Creek
    04. Breakaway
    05. Wildwood
    06. Bang
    07. Climb
    08. Bats
    09. Benjamin
    10. Mary's Eyes

    Now this is a PERFECT, 10-track, 48-minute album right here. I still want to stress, though, that I do not by any means hate any of the 3 songs that I didn't include and I still honestly quite enjoy them when I'm listening to the album as a whole.

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    UG:
    Selkie
    Weatherman
    Oysters
    Forest of Glass

    NI:
    Reindeer King
    Mary's Eyes
    Climb
    Wildwood
    Bats
    Bang
    Breakaway
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    UG

    Oysters
    Weatherman
    Vicar's Wife
    Selkie
    Invisible Boy

    Native Invader

    Reindeer King
    Wildwood
    Breakaway
    Climb
    Bats
    Bang
    Mary's Eyes
    Benjamin
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    Twelve Song Album from the Best of UG and NI.

    Forest of Glass
    Weatherman
    The Vicar's Wife
    Up the Creek
    Reindeer King
    Wildwood
    Breakaway
    Bang
    Climb
    Bats
    Mary's Eyes
    Russia

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    Reindeer King, Mary's Eyes, Oysters immediately stand out for me as career-equalling songs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kala View Post
    Twelve Song Album from the Best of UG and NI.

    Forest of Glass
    Weatherman
    The Vicar's Wife
    Up the Creek
    Reindeer King
    Wildwood
    Breakaway
    Bang
    Climb
    Bats
    Mary's Eyes
    Russia
    It she had release that
    i think it would have been my second favorite album (if we include Broken Arrow)

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    Native Invader:

    Reindeer King
    Mary's Eyes
    Bang
    Climb
    Wildwood

    Unrepentant Geraldines:

    Weatherman
    Oysters
    Forest of Glass
    Selkie


    Unrepentant Geraldines:

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