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Old 01-26-2009, 10:56 AM   #1
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Worst and Best Album Survivor: Results and Discussion

The outcome of the final round of Best Album Survivor was pretty clear-cut:

The Joshua Tree: 65
Achtung Baby: 36

Therefore, Achtung Baby is the winner of Best Album Survivor, just like it won Worst Album Survivor. The final rankings make for an interesting comparison.

WORST ALBUM SURVIVOR
(Voting criteria: Voting off favourite albums until one, the least favourite, is left.)
1. Achtung Baby
2. The Joshua Tree
3. The Unforgettable Fire
4. Pop
5. Zooropa
6. Boy
7. War
8. All That You Can't Leave Behind
9. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
10. Rattle And Hum
11. October

BEST ALBUM SURVIVOR
(Voting criteria: Voting off least favourite albums until one, the favourite, is left.)
11. October
10. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
=8. All That You Can't Leave Behind
=8. Rattle And Hum
7. War
6. Boy
5. Zooropa
4. The Unforgettable Fire
3. Pop
2. The Joshua Tree
1. Achtung Baby

Make of that what you will.

I was going to start a new Survivor, a return to Best Song Survivor, which will be quite a lengthy tournament. However, since the forum has come back online only just as I am about to leave for the night, I shall put that on hold until tomorrow. I figured I should at least get this results thread up for you guys in the interim.
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"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
"And as for Bono, he needs a colostomy bag for his mouth."

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Well I was just thinking about it. The best song survivor. How would you do it? Separate the songs by albuns?

As for the results, no surprise AB won both. It was nice to see that the 2000's albums are amongst the worst here

Maybe NLOTH will break this?
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:33 AM   #3
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Whatever happened to Live Survivor, Ax?

I think live videography could be fun, but the results are probably pretty predictable (Sydney on top followed by Mexico, then Slane...Boston and Chicago at/near the bottom). But it would give us (me) something to be pissy about
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hmmm...i like the way both turned out, more or less.

and you already know my thoughts on best song survivor, so ha!
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I like how this turned out, and am surprised there are only a few minor differences between the two survivors!
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Except for the top 2... I don't really like how it turned out.
But I know my opinion is not shared by everyone in Interference.


Looking foward for the Best Song Survivor. That would be awesome.
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3 of my top 5 ended up in Interference's top 5, so that's good. I'm impressed by how well Zooropa and Pop did.
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Im all for another song survivor
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Overall I would say it was roughly what I expected, with the exception of Boy. How this scraped its way to middle of the road territory is beyond me, I think it is a U2 classic!

And I had no idea ATYCLB was so unloved among U2 fans - Kite, Walk On, When I Look at The World, Beautiful Day - I could list almost all of them, are really great pop tracks IMO.

Proud of Achtung also!
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3 of my top 5 ended up in Interference's top 5, so that's good. I'm impressed by how well Zooropa and Pop did.
Now that I'm looking again.... 4 of my top 5 ended up in Survivor's top 5....
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Zooropa should be higher than Pop.
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^Agreed. And UF higher than that, but alas.
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Pop is the most overrated album U2 ever released, seriously it's not that great
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Live song survivor is much too complicated, since U2 changes up each song's live versions so frequently.

Also, 90s U2 being in the top five? No, thanks.
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Whatever happened to Live Survivor, Ax?
I'd love to do it, but like PFan says, it's just far too complicated. Plus there is the huge problem that most people are not familiar with live U2 outside of the officially released videography (and even then, a surprising amount of people don't have all of it), and although we could upload comprehensive packages showcasing all songs, past experience tells us that even when we do upload tracks, almost nobody actually bothers downloading them.
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I'd love to do it, but like PFan says, it's just far too complicated. Plus there is the huge problem that most people are not familiar with live U2 outside of the officially released videography (and even then, a surprising amount of people don't have all of it), and although we could upload comprehensive packages showcasing all songs, past experience tells us that even when we do upload tracks, almost nobody actually bothers downloading them.
Ah, well in that case I'll just pick the winner and we'll move on to Song Survivor
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Pointless argument. But are trash compared to all others
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Pointless argument. But are trash compared to all others
Music is relative. Zooropa is my second favorite U2 album.
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Well I was just thinking about it. The best song survivor. How would you do it? Separate the songs by albuns?

As for the results, no surprise AB won both. It was nice to see that the 2000's albums are amongst the worst here

Maybe NLOTH will break this?
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