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Old 02-07-2010, 05:52 PM   #1
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I'm very much loving the song since i first listen to it no more than 2 weeks ago (i know the song has been around for a while, but never got around to it). it's soothing. beautiful.

Any other fans of this song?
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:00 PM   #2
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(i know the song has been around for a while, but never got around to it).
I'm always fascinated by this... So did you just get the album 2 weeks ago? Or just never got around to finish listening to the album?
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I'm very much loving the song since i first listen to it no more than 2 weeks ago (i know the song has been around for a while, but never got around to it). it's soothing. beautiful.

Any other fans of this song?
I know opinions vary widely on this forum, but I've always loved this song. It's one of the (many) highlights of ATYCLB. As you said, it's very soothing.
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Grace is one of the best songs on ATYCLB. Such a soothing way to wrap up the album. Why it's almost universally hated while such pompous dreck like COBL is worshipped i will never understand.
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I never understood the hate for "Grace". It may not be U2's best effort, but it's simple, soothing, yet very atmospheric and subtle... like its title. I like it a lot.
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This is the only U2 recording that's not on my ipod. I haven't played the track since I transferred my CDs to PC back on '03. I don't even remember how it goes, but I remember hating the song.

[But I do like Wild Honey which seems to also have a lot of haters.]
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This is the only U2 recording that's not on my ipod. I haven't played the track since I transferred my CDs to PC back on '03. I don't even remember how it goes, but I remember hating the song.

[But I do like Wild Honey which seems to also have a lot of haters.]
Oh come on! Surely New York is much worse!!!! :O
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:08 PM   #8
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I wonder whether those who hate on Grace haven't heard it with high quality headphones.

It's Eno/Lanois at their best.
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I wonder whether those who hate on Grace haven't heard it with high quality headphones.

It's Eno/Lanois at their best.
Yeah, but it's kind of missing U2.

I honestly don't dislike the song, truth be told. I think there are far worse songs on Attyclub (I'm looking at you, New York and Wild Honey). But it's just kind of... there. TGBHF or Walk On should have been the album's real closer.
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I like the concept better than the execution lyrically, it could have been so much more, but I do like the music a lot. However yeah, TGBHF closing that album would have ratcheted up its classic status. That and replace WH with Levitate.
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I didn't like it for the longest time, til one day I was driving over a causeway windows down on a sunny, cloudy day and it clicked.
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Grace is one of the best songs on ATYCLB. Such a soothing way to wrap up the album. Why it's almost universally hated while such pompous dreck like COBL is worshipped i will never understand.
it doesn't get much better than this.
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Grace is one of the best songs on ATYCLB. Such a soothing way to wrap up the album. Why it's almost universally hated while such pompous dreck like COBL is worshipped i will never understand.
it doesn't get much better than this.

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^ LOL!

I like Grace too, not big time, but its enough that if I want to be relaxed, its that type of song!
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Grace -> One Step Closer -> White As Snow = U2's most sterling efforts at slow-paced, atmospheric music, possibly ever.
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I never understood the hate for "Grace". It may not be U2's best effort, but it's simple, soothing, yet very atmospheric and subtle... like its title. I like it a lot.
I agree, and coupled with TGBHF they combine to make a perfect closer for ATYCLB. All hate should be reserved for yahweh.
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Grace -> One Step Closer -> White As Snow = U2's most sterling efforts at slow-paced, atmospheric music, possibly ever.
I feel White as snow (and possibly even more so Cedars of Lebanon) is everything U2's slow song on the first two 00's albums tried. Atmosphere, slow but not dull-slow, good execution lyrically.

Grace is hurt by the weak vocal and lyrics. And it just doesn't work as a closer.
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Grace is hurt by the weak vocal and lyrics. And it just doesn't work as a closer.

Doesn't work as a closer? I think it's a perfect closing track! Soothingly beautiful and it gives some comfort after having just heard an album dealing with mortality.
I do think that Grace has one weak lyric line "Grace, it's the name of a girl. It's also a thought that changed the world.", but I also disagree with it having a weak vocal. It's fine.
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Levitate would be a much better ending for an album about joy.

Had he sung it in the way he sings at the end ("she carries the world on her hips..." and onwards) it would have been better. It's too slow.

Nice instrumental though.
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"Grace" is the perfect ending for the album and a great summary of its theme.
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