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Sugababes / MKS - Freedom vs Flatline


View Poll Results: Better single?
Sugababes - Freedom 31 35.63%
MKS - Flatline 56 64.37%
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Old 08-09-2013, 00:07
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kQ3btqRHjg

or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaQh-TTeUWs

Which is the better single in your opinion, and why?

And if Freedom's release wasn't cancelled, would it have done better in the charts than Flatline is currently doing?
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Old 08-09-2013, 00:11
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I think Freedom is a much stronger track. Vocally it's very striking, and with a few tweaks, I think it'd be a hit today. As for Flatline, it is what it is. Good but a non-starter.

It is most curious how both have absolutely shoddy promo.
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Old 08-09-2013, 00:18
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Flatline is by far my favourite. Freedom I just find too generic sounding. It could be by anyone. Flatline is a beautiful song, with amazing harmonies and three very distinctive voices.
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Old 08-09-2013, 00:35
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Freedom, especially the piano version that is on SoundCloud..

My opinion is had 4.0 released Flatline, it would have suffered the same fate as Freedom did and should Freedom have been the debut MKS single, it would be lauded in the same way Flatline has and be very well received by the critics

It's not about the music, it's about the history of the Sugababes

http://m.soundcloud.com/musicispop/02-freedom-acoustic .. I think they all sound great but particularly Heidi sounds gorgeous when she does her two solos

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Old 08-09-2013, 00:38
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I personally love this remix:

https://soundcloud.com/tdhproduction...babes-tom-dick
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:09
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I think Flatline is a much better song.

And that's my unbiased opinion. I like Heidi/Amelle/Jade and I like Sweet 7. There's actually a few songs on there I prefer to Flatline. But I just think Freedom is a bad song.
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:19
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Flatline is unique, while freedom sounds bland
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:50
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Flatline by miles. As mentioned earlier Freedom is far too generic. Flatline seems to have more personality and the chord progression in the chorus is fantastic!
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:45
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Love freedom but it needs speeding up
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:01
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I love both songs but if I had to pick between them I would pick Freedom.
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:50
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Flatline
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Old 09-09-2013, 14:14
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Flatline. No contest.
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Old 09-09-2013, 18:15
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The poll result says it all really
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Old 09-09-2013, 19:21
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Flatline is defintley better

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUTHtEo5Zyc

I think this version of Freedom deserves some credit too though
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Old 09-09-2013, 20:51
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Honestly I think Freedom is the better track & if MKS had released it people would be saying how wonderful it is.
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Old 09-09-2013, 21:12
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Honestly I think Freedom is the better track & if MKS has released it people would be saying how wonderful it is.
Glad I have an opinion in common with someone doesn't happen very often to me on here.. I think Flatline wouldn't have as many people supporting it as a great song had it been a 4.0 song
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Old 09-09-2013, 21:28
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Glad I have an opinion in common with someone doesn't happen very often to me on here.. I think Flatline wouldn't have as many people supporting it as a great song had it been a 4.0 song
Thanx & yes its just so unnecessary this hatred so many people have towards the 4th line up. Musically & vocally they were great & I would have loved to see an 8th album of completely original 4th line up material but due to the pathetic hate they got it was all scrapped.

If MKS fans get this new album they should think themselves lucky.
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Old 09-09-2013, 21:46
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Thanx & yes its just so unnecessary this hatred so many people have towards the 4th line up. Musically & vocally they were great & I would have loved to see an 8th album of completely original 4th line up material but due to the pathetic hate they got it was all scrapped.

If MKS fans get this new album they should think themselves lucky.
I think should there ever be another greatest hits, it should be a full collection with a disk of all the singles, a second for the amazing covers they have done over the years, one for live performances of each single and a fourth disk of original 4.0 material

In fact, I think that album should have been released in place of Sweet 7 (as much as I love) and then 4.0 would have been fully showcased, keep Get Sexy, About A Girl and Wear My Kiss from S7 and then a full disk of original, non Keisha recorded music and it may have put the band in a better light
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Old 09-09-2013, 21:51
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Honestly I think Freedom is the better track & if MKS had released it people would be saying how wonderful it is.
Flatline is exactly the sort of thing that 1.0/Siobhan fans would like though. It's a Dev Hynes production, it's quite cool, indie and hipster, it's more about the vocals and harmonies than the production effects.

I do understand your sentiment, I agree that 1.0 fans can be extremely vicious towards Heidi/Amelle/Jade and they do wear rose coloured spectacles at times. But I don't think it applies in this case. I think 1.0 diehards would be appalled if MKS had come out with Freedom as their first single.
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Old 09-09-2013, 22:08
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Flatline is exactly the sort of thing that 1.0/Siobhan fans would like though. It's a Dev Hynes production, it's quite cool, indie and hipster, it's more about the vocals and harmonies than the production effects.

I do understand your sentiment, I agree that 1.0 fans can be extremely vicious towards Heidi/Amelle/Jade and they do wear rose coloured spectacles at times. But I don't think it applies in this case. I think 1.0 diehards would be appalled if MKS had come out with Freedom as their first single.
i think that is true to be honest, "freedom" just wouldn't work for mks. to be completely frank, i am past caring about the sugababes or mks, but i think the 4.0 fans can be equally vicious from posts i read in other threads over time.

i remember one fan in particular who has been banned on these forums more times than i care to remember, once said they "hate" people that didn't give the forth line up a chance.
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Old 09-09-2013, 22:36
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I'm saying Freedom because to be honest I'm already over flatline. it was great at first listen but by the time it came out I'm bored. I still love Freedom.

My fave 4.0 song is sweet and Amazing, I love that track and where I would have liked 4.0 to go. voices.
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Old 09-09-2013, 22:59
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I really think a "Sugababes: The Musical" would be an amazing idea.
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Old 09-09-2013, 23:09
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I like Freedom better, it's an epic, anthemic pop song.
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Old 09-09-2013, 23:47
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Personally I liked Sugababes 4.0 possibly even more than Sugababes 1.0 but Flatline is on another level. One of the best songs of the year.
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Old 10-09-2013, 00:00
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I think should there ever be another greatest hits, it should be a full collection with a disk of all the singles, a second for the amazing covers they have done over the years, one for live performances of each single and a fourth disk of original 4.0 material

In fact, I think that album should have been released in place of Sweet 7 (as much as I love) and then 4.0 would have been fully showcased, keep Get Sexy, About A Girl and Wear My Kiss from S7 and then a full disk of original, non Keisha recorded music and it may have put the band in a better light
That would be really good and it would make people think different about 4.0. I think a lot of people didn't really give them a chance.
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