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10 12 4.33%
9 40 14.44%
8 115 41.52%
7 56 20.22%
6 26 9.39%
5 13 4.69%
4 6 2.17%
3 2 0.72%
2 3 1.08%
1 1 0.36%
0 3 1.08%
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:35 PM   #31
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Funny...I've been as critical of Bono's recent lyrics as anyone on here, but I quite like these (and conversely thought OL's lyrics were horrid).



That this song can't compare with anything on TUF goes without saying, we share a love for that record, but that's hardly a fair comparison.

You prefer EPAA and MLK to this?
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:35 PM   #32
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It sounds like Smile got a synth pop makover. Best "lead single" since Beautiful Day.

7 or 8, I'm not sure. The lyrics are lame, but it's a damn good pop song, not gonna lie.
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:35 PM   #33
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This will be hillarious to compare in a few months' time.

I really enjoy it now, usually my taste stays pretty much the same. Loved NLOTH2 over boots last time, enormously, and it's still one of my faves. I like Invisible, quite a bit, cause it sounds different. And that the wonky what I thought were synth noises are made on a guitar, bonus points, lol. I'd say it gets an 8.
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It sounds like Smile got a synth pop makover. Best lead single since Beautiful Day.

7 or 8, I'm not sure. The lyrics are lame, but it's a damn good pop song, not gonna lie.

It's not the lead single.
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It's not the lead single.
Beat you to it.
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:37 PM   #36
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You prefer EPAA and MLK to this?
Oh of course.

Then again, I prefer 4th of July to this, so I'm kind of biased towards that record. That's not a reflection on Invisible but rather a reflection on how I feel about TUF.

What can I say, I'm rank sentimentalist.

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Beat you to it.

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Old 02-02-2014, 04:40 PM   #38
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Like, I think it's absolutely ludicrous that this might not function as a formal single for the album. My brain naturally goes in the direction of this being a huge future hit for them.
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:41 PM   #39
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Who in their right mind rated this (or any) song 3 / 10???

3/10 is generally reserved for when someone records the sound of the shit falling from their arse into the toilet bowl, with clipping, and excessive echo. Possibly also some mic feedback.
Surely that's a 0 or a 1, with 3/10 just for a "bad but it could be worse" kind of tune.

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Funny...I've been as critical of Bono's recent lyrics as anyone on here, but I quite like these (and conversely thought OL's lyrics were horrid).

That this song can't compare with anything on TUF goes without saying, we share a love for that record, but that's hardly a fair comparison.
I think both songs are underwhelming in the lyrics department. I've got to run now, so I haven't time to go into detail, but Invisible reads to me like a combination of bad high school poetry inspired by second rate emo-pop bands (e.g. the opening verse) and stale cliches ("there is no them, only us").

But, for anyone who's about to paint me as a total detractor without reading my earlier post, the instrumentation is pretty promising. I like what's going on there.
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6/10 for now. I enjoy the instrumentation but the poor lyrics really let it down. Sometimes they don't even fit, and sound as if Bono thinks they were so good that he forced them in anyway.

I put UF on afterwards and the sudden jump up in quality was really apparent.
I did the same!!! I played Exit and God part 2 very loud...

Some good moments in that song but intro and outro too poppy for me. Not a fan of synth that softens the song. However I love the part between 1:55 and 2:51, the best part being clearly at 2:35!!! Average song, some efforts to get another sound, unfortunately those are the parts I don t like.
Hopefully album version is less pop and more guitar/drum oriented. Adam is making a great job. Edge gives some signs of life again.... Larry, I don t know what to think really.

7/10
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Your rating Dig?

I gave it a 9. Perhaps that's too generous, but I think it's a fabulous song.

(I also ranked in the context of my ranking scale from late in the 2012 series, which was overly generous.)
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I gave it a 9. Perhaps that's too generous, but I think it's a fabulous song.

(I also ranked in the context of my ranking scale from late in the 2012 series, which was overly generous.)
I also think it's a good song...though I wouldn't rate it quite that high (I gave it a 7), which in my mind would mean it ranks among U2's best, and I wouldn't go that far. But as you alluded to, we might be using different scales.

Incidentally, the discussion we were having yesterday...i.e. the music making the lyrics. I think that's happened here, and hearing the lyrics with the music, I really find them quite moving.
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:11 PM   #43
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I'll hold on before I vote, but it sounds epic at the moment.
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:37 PM   #44
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8/10 for now- I'm really digging it.
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After a bunch more listens, I'm going to go with a very happy 8.

Maybe in a month or two it will settle down to a lower number, but I can't imagine it would drop to below a 6 on the 1-10 scale.
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