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There are just so many of these but these are the ones that spring to mind at the moment: (I agree with all the ones posted so far too.)

-My favourite is possibly these lines combined with the little instrumental flourishes in the very exciitng end section of Left to My Own Devices:

"Picks up news about the sun and the working day has just begun..."
"He reads about a new device and takes to the stage in a secret life..."

-"Back to Trafalgar, one kiss, then I'll goooo....." followed by the key change in Up Against It.

-In To Step Aside, the ascending scale leading into the (also amazing) middle eight. I remember this moment being mentioned on Wayne's site. These kinds of scales are a recurring occurence in their music, I've realised. There's another one in the intro of Left to My Own Devices and a descending one leading into the chorus of DJ Culture (and possibly others I haven't thought of too.)
CroMagnon wrote:It couldn't happen here - the build up to the final chorus (about 3:40 in)

The way it used to be - the synth and piano stuff leading into the duet section ("What is left of love" etc.)

This must be the place - "I'm listening to the words I thought I'd never hear again" into the final verse.
These are all middle eights, I think. I also remember noting a little while back that as well their trademark brilliant intros, they also have brilliant middle eights a lot of the time.
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Scapa Flow wrote:The orchestral slabs in the intro to Was That What It Was? That whole buildup is a beautiful Art-of-noisy thing.
Agreed. And the middle bit in that song is awesome too. .I don't need any more in my life...'
Me and my friend like the way it goes "Was that what it was? Was that what it was?"

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Ellie wrote:
-In To Step Aside, the ascending scale leading into the (also amazing) middle eight. I remember this moment being mentioned on Wayne's site. These kinds of scales are a recurring occurence in their music, I've realised. There's another one in the intro of Left to My Own Devices and a descending one leading into the chorus of DJ Culture (and possibly others I haven't thought of too.)
Also One In A Million

I agree with Ellie's Up Against It call.
And tryin' to figure out what happened to 'Germaine Propaine'
"He couldn't have fell off that hard" Ain't no way
"What happened to the way you was rappin' when you was scandalous
That Canibus turned into a television evangelist"
Plus he raps with his regular voice [BOOSH! BOOSH!]
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#18 Post by In A Secret Life »

The achingly beautiful "oh baby do you remember,he's been through all this before,spent the summer getting nowhere" from Birthday Boy. Specifically at 4m 25s
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"To be in love with someone else..." - I want to wake up

"An empty box, an open space, a single thought leaves a trace" - Minimal

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#21 Post by jut2k »

Too many to mention, but I always enjoy the refrain "..such a cold winter, with scenes as slow as Pinter..". A massively underrated song.

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#22 Post by goughsjd »

but i thought inspite our dreams ud be sitting somewhere here with me

and the intro on left to my own devices

and the intro to closer to heaven (slow version)
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    #23 Post by jasonjohn »

    "Boy, it's tough"...

    The "all day, all day" from Domino Dancing

    "I stood by the kitchen sink, my radio played..."

    So many!

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    #24 Post by tottenhammattspurs »

    For me, the intro to "You Know Where You Wen't Wrong"
    is is and isnt isnt

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    #25 Post by Waffleon »

    Oh what fun!

    "....ghost of myself getting it on with you"

    The brass bits or the du, du, du, du, du, du in Always on my mind especially on introspective when it finally comes back in

    The drum at start of Paninaro

    "all night long and the neighbors are talking"

    Intro to I want a lover and one more chance. One more chance in general to be honest.

    God I hate typing on my iPhone. So so many.

    I think I always know everything's ok when I hear the little drum bit at the start of Rent

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    Waffleon wrote:The brass bits or the du, du, du, du, du, du in Always on my mind especially on introspective when it finally comes back in
    yeeees! :up:
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    #27 Post by York Minster »

    Intro to For Your Own Good.

    Yeah the brass bits on Always on my mind are probably the most universal of their ecstatic moments.
    And tryin' to figure out what happened to 'Germaine Propaine'
    "He couldn't have fell off that hard" Ain't no way
    "What happened to the way you was rappin' when you was scandalous
    That Canibus turned into a television evangelist"
    Plus he raps with his regular voice [BOOSH! BOOSH!]
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    #28 Post by Fugitive1979 »

    'Father forgive me......'

    The instrumental break during Two Divided By Zero.
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    #29 Post by jut2k »

    "I Made My Excuses And Left" around 3 mins in. The song has been slowly building. Cue sweeping strings and sadness. It still sends a shiver down the spine.

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    #30 Post by Radiophonic »

    A mate went to the theatre last night and they played It's a Sin. "Still sounds as good today as it did then" say he. I don't know what the play was.
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