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Old 11-18-2014, 10:05 PM   #1
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Rate The Album: Songs of Innocence (2 1/2 months later)

Just rate the album and songs and after a week or so, Ill go through and get the average scores. So that we are all using the same rating system, the following is the scale(feel free to use 1/2 points or 1/4 points if it makes you happy):

10/10- Classic
9/10- Excellent
8/10-Very Good
7/10- Good
6/10-Pretty Good (missing something)
5/10-Average
4/10-Pretty Bad
3/10-Bad
2/10-Terrible
1/10-Epic Failure

I'll start it off(if you can rate everything in the following order it will make it easier for me to track):

Songs of Innocence: 8/10

The Miracle: 8/10
Every Breaking Wave: 9/10
California: 8/10
Song for Someone: 8/10
Iris: 7.5/10
Volcano: 7/10
Raised by Wolves: 5.5/10
Ceaderwood Road: 5/10
Sleep Like a Baby: 7/10
Reach Me Now: 7/10
Troubles: 6/10
Invisible: 8/10
Crystal Ballroom: 8.5/10
Lucifers Hands: 4.5/10
Sleep Alternate: 6.5/10
Troubles Alt: 4/10


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Old 11-18-2014, 10:17 PM   #3
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So about an 8/10 then.


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Old 11-18-2014, 10:17 PM   #4
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Rate The Album: Songs of Innocence (2 1/2 months later)

Depends on the day. I'd give it no less than an 8 out of 10, and no more than an 8.5 out of 10.
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Old 11-19-2014, 01:10 AM   #5
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Still loving it and listening to it on a daily basis. I still dont skip a track

9.5/10
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Old 11-19-2014, 01:16 AM   #6
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9/10 definitely. The weakest track for me is most U2 fanatics' favorite. Go figure. But, of course, it's not a weak track at all.

I'm surprised how The Miracle has grown on me. California also did, but rather quickly.

Great ALBUM!!!! Oh, and I love the Deluxe Disc 2, even the acoustics have grown on me, particularly Raised By Wolves.
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Old 11-19-2014, 02:55 AM   #7
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1.The Miracle: 8 This song has really grown on me.

2.Every Breaking Wave: 8. Acoustic version is fine but the album cut is better.

3.California 9 I think this could be the big song from the album if they market it right, it's an absolutely thrilling song.

4. Song For Someone:7 Another that has grown on me and could be a good single but I'll never be a huge fan.

5. Iris: 8 This song gets better every time I listen and it will probably end up getting a 9 at a later date. Bono's songs about his mum are nearly always classics eg Tomorrow and Lemon.

6. Volcano: 6 Liked it at first but is now my least favourite song.

7. Raised by Wolves: 7. Love the piano refrain, very Endless Deep, could end up being an 8.

8. Cedarwood Road: 9 Reminds me of Crumbs, just way better executed, like a Dublin based wild west song, very Dangermouse/Rome to my ears.

9. Sleep Like A Baby:9 Stunning, reminds me of the Zooropa album, love the subtle lyrics, the scuzzy guitar and the menacing creepy lullaby keyboards.

10. Reach Around:10 Everything about this song is utter perfection, it's already in the pantheon of my favourite U2 songs, as is track 11.

11. The Troubles: 10 Please, please please make this a single.The tie in with The Walking Dead showed the potential this track has as a soundtrack song. Getting Lykke Li involved was a genius move, she's perfect for U2, hope she appears on Songs of Experience.

Disc 2:

Lucifer's Hands: 6 A decent b-side but much much preferred Stingray Guitar.

Crystal Ballroom:9 Great song, should have made the album, could have been a single.

Acoustic : 6 Way better than i thought it would be, I just dont think that U2 are a band that should play acoustic, almost everything that makes them unique is lost when they do.

Invisible: 9 Love it. Shame it didnt get on the album

Sleep Like A Baby 2 : 6 Not a fan.

The Troubles 2 : 6, the original version is soooo much better.
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Old 11-19-2014, 02:58 AM   #8
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I was going to make my follow up poll next month
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Old 11-19-2014, 03:01 AM   #9
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The Miracle: 5.5/10
Every Breaking Wave: 6.5/10
Song for Someone: 5/10
California: 6.5/10
Iris: 6/10
Volcano: 7.5/10
Raised By Wolves: 7.5/10
Cedarwood Road: 7/10
Sleep Like a Baby Tonight: 7.5/10
Reach Around: 7/10
The Troubles: 7.5/10

Overall: 6/10
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Somewhere between 4 and 5.

First seven songs are a 2 and last four songs are a solid 8.
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Old 11-19-2014, 05:39 AM   #11
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I would rank it slightly behind AB and JT. I´m still amazed how powerful, ambitious and unconvential to their standards material they put out. Big respect!
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Old 11-19-2014, 05:59 AM   #12
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9.5 out of 10 - EBW album version is still letting it down for me but I do still listen to it without skipping (yet!)
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Old 11-19-2014, 06:08 AM   #13
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for me, SOI is the most solid and complete album since the 90's
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Old 11-19-2014, 06:37 AM   #14
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Pretty much everything average, so according to your rankings 5/10. I still like the single, the rest was so forgetful I skip them already when they come on shuffle. Bonus points for acoustic EBW though.
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Old 11-19-2014, 07:07 AM   #15
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Still loving it, I'd rate it between 8.5 and 9.

Best album since "ATYCLB".
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