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Old 03-05-2009, 01:34 AM   #1
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'Miami' vs. 'New York'

For me, both these songs back to back on ATYCLB would have made the album even greater-with Miami replacing 'Grace' and POP would have been even greater if 'Holy Joe' replaced 'Miami. Anyways, I'm on the fence,personally, about which song about an American city I like better.
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My mammy. But I disagree with your original post and think it makes little sense at all.
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Grace was a beautiful song and a great way to end ATYCLB. Miami sucks both lyrically and musically. New York is an okay song, but it's definitely not one of the best U2 songs out there. I don't think it 'fit' the whole album mantra of death and life.
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But I disagree with your original post and think it makes little sense at all.
there is that.
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Not sure if you meant both NY and Miami on ATYCLB?? Anyways, between the 2 songs, New York. Miami does nothing for me and Grace is so perfect for the album.
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Not sure if you meant both NY and Miami on ATYCLB??
Dude, I'd do NY ANDDDD Miami on my futon at the same time.
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Both songs suck. Mostly due to Bono...

Miami is interesting with it's attempt at trip hop, but somewhat too stagnent. Although I have to admit to singing along when Bono really starts screaming towards the end.

New York I thought really could have been a great live rock song but suffered from shit lyrics...

Both songs had the potential to be great with a different lyric and some tweaking...

But If I had to pick...

New York
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Dude, I'd do NY ANDDDD Miami on my futon at the same time.
Dude you just made me spit out my coffee from laughing
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I love both. There was a solo that Edge added to the end of New York live, that I thought really sounded 11 O'Clock Tick Tock/New Year's Day-ish. I loved that. I think New York is a great atmospheric rocker.

Miami became a different beast live. The guitar riff was sort of subdued on the record, but it was monstrous live. It was like Edge was channeling Jimmy Page. If U2 could play it like that again, I wouldn't mind it at all if it made its way into the live set this time around.

I can't choose.
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Grace was a beautiful song and a great way to end ATYCLB. Miami sucks both lyrically and musically. New York is an okay song, but it's definitely not one of the best U2 songs out there. I don't think it 'fit' the whole album mantra of death and life.
Are you actually saying that, of the 3, you prefer Grace?! I despise Grace -- bores me. I prefer New York to Miami, but I admire Miami more and think it had so much potential if The Edge had come up with a better guitar part; the rhythm section is killer. I also listen to Miami more often, so maybe I actually prefer Miami. Still like New York, though.
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My mammy. But I disagree with your original post and think it makes little sense at all.

Agreed. Though I do like New York as well.

Great to see you back on here Canadiens!
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Yes, I definitely prefer Grace to all 3. I make no apologies for that. However, if I had to choose between Miami and NY, NY wins everytime.
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I LOVE NEW YORK! (and Grace)

Miami -- Cool trippy guitar riff though
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Both are my least fave on their respective albums. However the "Hot as a hairdryer in your face.." line is unforgivable. So Miami wins.
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Miami kicked arse when played live.
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Both great songs I loved on their albums.
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MIAMI!!!!
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Studio versions: New York wins easily.
Live versions: very close - Miami with the "cuba" ending and the intense guitar is awesome. But New York is massive live.
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