The Catalyst vs. Wretches & Kings

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The Catalyst vs. Wretches & Kings

  1. The Catalyst

    34 vote(s)
    47.9%
  2. Wretches & Kings

    35 vote(s)
    49.3%
  3. I don't like either.

    2 vote(s)
    2.8%
  1. #21
    cstebila

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    W&K and I haven't even listened to it. I can stand behind that, as I don't enjoy The Catalyst too much, think the lyrics are "meh," and would rather listen to most of their other stuff. Even if the rap is looked down upon, I find it much easier to use apply that to many different nihilistic mindsets that I routinely have, in short, its more fun.
     
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    Rocky

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    The Catalyst has a more original vibe to it.....but I don't care. I vote for Wretches and Kings.
     
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    Shayan86

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    The Catalyst
     
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    Benjamin

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    The Catalyst is more of a masterpiece. However, W and K is maybe the catchiest song I've ever heard. It's more "fun" to listen to. But this was a tough question to answer.
     
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    The Catalyst is one of my most favourite songs ever. I like W&K, but that's not really the sound I want LP to accomplish. Not anymore. The speech kinda ruins it to me, too.
     
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    Zach

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    Why can't there be an "I like/love both" option?

    Anyway, I love both songs, I can't justify picking one over the other considering I've had The Catalyst for a month and Wretches & Kings for 1 day.
     
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    Shikshak

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    The Catalyst is better to me. W&K sounds pretty cool too.
     
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    Martinez

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    I didn't listen to Wretches because I dont want the album ruined. Also, it's meant to be a full experience so hearing Wrectehes without all of the others may diminish the effects. So I voted the Catalyst.
     
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    Wow, this is a close race. I'm regretting my original vote for W and K. It's just that it's so fresh it was hard not to vote for it. WaK is more fun, but The Catalyst has a lot more going on. I said this earlier but I'm not sure why I decided to vote WaK because of it. It's too hard to chose.
     
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    @Avo1216. You said you didnt like wretches and kings. people say thats the only song like that on the album
     
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    lpu_cheatrz

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    I enjoy both quite a bit, but I think The Catalyst is more enjoyable to listen to as a whole, so my vote goes to Catalyst. Though there's no doubt in my mind that Wretches & Kings will kick Catalyst's ass when they play it live, however.
     
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    xxspuckxsorrisxx

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    Dont even say that martinez. its an experience with every album. Just listen to it. Its so awesome.
     
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    ChuckCheese

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    The Catalyst is better. That's a fact, not an opinion.

    I do love Wretches and Kings though.
     
  14. #34
    The Iki Ali

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    My say on which song is better?
    It would be; both songs kicks ass in their own ways.
    I can't, and WON'T choose which song I like the most.

    With that being said, I don't think it's even possible to say which song is better.

    EDIT:
    But I gotta be honest, kudos to Wretches and Kings for having more lyrics than The Catalyst!
     
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    Both songs own! the catalyst took some listens to grow on me. On the other hand, W&K has an experimental air inside it. It has a "hybrid theory" spirit but it has it's own special sound with many effects. I suppose Joe took some guitar parts from Brad and made those special sound effects in this song. so i vote W&K. BOTH SONGS OWN THOUGH!!!
     
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    Both are very different from each other, I like both in different ways...cannot vote
     
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    I think I like Wretches & Kings more just because it feels like a more cohesive song to me. There are still parts of The Catalyst that don't really gel together in my mind.
     
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    I really like Wretches and Kings far more than the Catalyst. It's just so much catchier and it flows better than the Catalyst.
     
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    Rohit LP

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    the catalyst...is times bettr fr me..

    the song has a nice buildup..then it slows down...'lift me up..let me go'..is such an epic part..

    and negative to wretches and kings..i dont like mike rappin this way...it doesn't suit him acc to me...and Joe hahn..pretty much messd up..and this is not the chester i know....
    these are my views..many ppl hav liked d song...
     
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    @Jesse its not hands down. Theyre both awesome songs.

    Head to head! woo!
     

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