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El Dorado

Discussion in 'The Final Frontier' started by Travis The Dragon, Aug 2, 2010.

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How good is El Dorado on a scale of 1-10?

  1. 10

    16.7%
  2. 9

    13.3%
  3. 8

    26.7%
  4. 7

    20.0%
  5. 6

    3.3%
  6. 5

    16.7%
  7. 4

    3.3%
  8. 3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Daily Song: El Dorado

    Welcome to the Daily Vote Thread! Rules are here.

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    Today's song: El Dorado

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    A great gallop, a herald to Maiden songs of old, Bruce is on fire, the band kicks ass. A good rocker that I over listened to and forgot how good it was, but now I am discovering it again. Solid 8/10.
     
  2. Black Thunder

    Black Thunder Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: El Dorado

    One of the strongest in their whole catalogue.

    Mostly riff and vocal driven. Energy just sparks out of this one.

    One hard 9.
     
  3. Unknown One

    Unknown One I see the ghost of navigators.

    Re: Daily Song: El Dorado

    When I first heard this before the album came out (the only song I listen to before I listened to the whole album in full), I kinda liked the song, but was hoping that this wasn't to be one of the best of the album. Currently, I'm kinda bored with it. The Maiden gallop features predominantly, but I'm not really a huge fan of the song overall. Instrumental section is decent, but I don't like the chorus at all. 6/10.
     
  4. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: El Dorado

    That was my initial reaction too. Surprisingly, it has grown rather than faded. Love the AC/DC style riff and the over-the-top gallop. Musically, it's playfully self-aware with the genre, but not parody — reminiscent of the movie Scream. Great, biting lyric, driving rhythm, catchy chorus and each of the amigos rips off a solo that is so recognizably theirs. A latter-day Two Minutes to Midnight. Nine
     
  5. Cosmiceddie

    Cosmiceddie Back From The Edge

    Re: Daily Song: El Dorado

    'El Dorado' is neither good nor bad, in fact there's nothing exciting about it.
    They'd better play 'Mother Of Mercy' live rather than this one.
    (7/10)
     
  6. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Re: Daily Song: El Dorado

    Damn strong song. Has an epic-evil touch and that's so great. Some people underestimate this song, but it's badass. A strong 9/10.
     
  7. Jupz

    Jupz Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: El Dorado

    One of the worst off TFF (but thats not saying much) with a good chorus, though the verses aren't too great IMO. 8/10.
     
  8. Habberdasher

    Habberdasher Trooper

    Re: Daily Song: El Dorado

    To the derisive scorn of almost everyone else on here, this is seriously my favorite post-reunion song. I was initially confused by this song when it was released last summer--not sure what to think, but it keeps getting better. From the Heart-inspired riff, to the Bruce's snarl (even an evil laugh reminiscent of Killers), to the three quick but sterling solos, this song has everything. For me it harkens back to Piece of mind era Maiden but also sound fresh and new, abound with energy. It is reverant of the past without bneing referential, and it was one of the live highlights of the U.S. tour last year. One of the few songs on TFF (or any post-2000, really) that doesn't drag. Standout. Easy 10.
     
  9. Albie

    Albie Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.

    Re: Daily Song: El Dorado

    10. Easily a 10. I love this track. Best on the album. The rousing chorus, the thunderous gallop, the telling lyrics, the lot.
     
  10. Donner

    Donner Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: El Dorado

    8/10- this is actually pretty old school Maiden sounding.  I loved it when they previewed it last Summer and really didn't get the hate lots of folks had for it.  Aside from the unnecessary outro (the intro works as a tie to the title track) and Bruce going a bit too high in the chorus it's a good song.  Gallop?  Check.  3 good guitar solos?  Check.  Clever lyrics?  Check.

    This song comes across even better live when the chorus is helped with additional background vocals from H and Steve.  Good song, not the best off the album, but still quite good.
     
  11. Groteskfull

    Groteskfull Supervillain

    Re: Daily Song: El Dorado

    I feel kinda the same. The song is just mediocre. I suppose it works well for the band to release one of the less interesting songs as a first single. I dig how the song ends the same way it begins, with the crashing chords and drums/cymbals and everything... pretty cool.

    5/10
     
  12. Chartwell

    Chartwell Trooper

    Re: Daily Song: El Dorado

    I agree, but put it just a smidge higher for the lyrics - not necessarily their content, but their meter and how they work so well with the music. The prime example of this is "I know someone just like you knows someone just like me." I actually do like the lyrics and their content, but don't think they're about bankers/financial crises, but instead they're about the politicians that create financial crises... sell you the dream that everyone can have el dorado without doing anything for it, that they can just create money with their fingers (or take it from people who earn it) and the pyramids of gold will arise.

    I'm giving it an 8.8, which I've rounded up to a 9. Solid, solid, solid song.
     
  13. Taker

    Taker Cannon Fodder

    Re: Daily Song: El Dorado

    6/10. Least favourite song on the album. There are elements that I like... all three solos are good, and it gallops along in a classic way. Cool lyrics, but Bruce's vocal doesn't work for me, and the chorus really doesn't work for me. I was bummed out that this was the only new material they played last summer on the Canadian leg of the tour.
     
  14. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: El Dorado

    I loved this song when it came out and it was playing non stop until the album! Great soloing, classic gallop and the pre chorus is so awesome! 10/10
     
  15. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: El Dorado

    It made a strong first impression, and was great live. It gets overshadowed by most other songs on the album ... that might be because it was old hat when every other song came out fresh.

    I went 8, but it's more like 8.45 ... just short of rounding up to a 9.
     
  16. Jupz

    Jupz Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: El Dorado

    Bruce really slaughtered this chorus live for me!! Made me appreciate the song a lot more.
     
  17. Vap

    Vap Ancient Mariner

    Great, catchy song. 8
     
  18. Fugazi

    Fugazi Alchemist

    It was a 10 back then and it is still a 10 now.
     
  19. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Good song with interesting lyrics, good chorus and fantastic solos. I don't like the beginning/ending though. 8/10.
     
  20. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    7. I can't get it to 8, it's a good song, very strong and relevant lyrics, full of energy, but lacks something. Live version is far better.
     

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