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Old 02-15-2018, 04:08 PM   #16
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CLASSIC U2
The Little Things That Give You Away
Red Flag Day

GREAT U2
Love is Bigger Than Anything In It’s Way
The Blackout

GOOD U2
Lights of Home
You’re the Best Thing About Me
Book of Your Heart
Landlady
Summer of Love
Love is All We Have Left

NOT BAD U2
The Showman (Little More Better)
Get Out of Your Own Way
13 (There is a Light)

”I’LL PASS” U2
American Soul

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Old 02-17-2018, 06:17 PM   #17
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Rating songs SOE - 2.5 months after release

CLASSIC U2:
-The Little Things That Give You Away

GREAT U2:
-Red Flag Day
-Lady Land
-Love Is Bigger Than Anything in its Way

VERY GOOD U2:
-Lights of Home
-Summer of Love
-Love Is All We Have Left
-You're The Best Thing About Me
-The Blackout

GOOD U2:
-Get Out Of Your Own Way
-Showman

OK U2:
-American Soul
-13
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Old 02-17-2018, 08:24 PM   #18
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I don't know how to fucking write Landlady
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Old 02-18-2018, 09:00 PM   #19
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Love is Bigger 9
Book of Your Heart 8.5
Little Things 8.5
Blackout 8
Summer of Love 8
Red Flag Day 7.5
Landlady 7
Showman 6.5
Get Out 6
Best Thing 6
13(there is a light) 6
American Soul 5
Love is All We Have Left 5
LOH 4
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Old 02-19-2018, 07:26 AM   #20
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Love is Bigger 9

Book of Your Heart 8.5

Little Things 8.5

Blackout 8

Summer of Love 8

Red Flag Day 7.5

Landlady 7

Showman 6.5

Get Out 6

Best Thing 6

13(there is a light) 6

American Soul 5

Love is All We Have Left 5

LOH 4


Other than Book of Your Heart, all of your “scores” are within range of what I have. I support this list
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:17 AM   #21
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I haven't listened to this in over a month probably..

9 Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way
9 Red Flag Day
8.5 The Little Things That Give You Away
8 13 (There Is A Light)
8 Book Of Your Heart
7.5 Summer Of Love
7 Landlady
7 Love Is All We Have Left
6.5 Lights Of Home ± St Peter's String Version
6 The Showman (Little More Better)
5.5 You're The Best Thing About Me
5 Get Out Of Your Own Way
3 The Blackout
2 American Soul
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:39 AM   #22
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CLASSIC U2 SONGS 9-10/10
The little things that give you away

GREAT U2 SONGS 8-9/10
Landlady
Summer of love
Love is all we have left
13 (There is a light)

GOOD U2 SONGS 7-8/10
Lights of home (string version) - Very close to the great category
You're the best thing about me
Love is bigger than anything in its way
The blackout
Red flag day

AVERAGE U2 SONGS 6-7/10
Get out of your own way

BELOW AVERAGE U2 SONGS <6
American soul

GARBAGE
The showman (little more better)
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Old 02-21-2018, 06:49 AM   #23
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Little Things is classic. On the tier of Beautiful Day, Kite, City of Blinding Lights, and Moment of a Surrender in my rankings of U2 songs this century. (Hard to sub-rank, but it’s competitive with all of these.)

Landlady is a great song.

Most everything else is good/average. Nothing really stands out. American Soul may be a little grating, but I also really like where its heart is, even with the “Refu-Jesus” comment. (Christianity being used for social justice causes instead of gay-shaming tends to get positive attention from me.)

The Showman isn’t very good. It’s a lot like SUC in my mind, although I happen to like SUC better for internal reasons I can’t quite place that may entirely be enjoyment/nostalgia for the whole of NLOTH.

On the whole, not a very memorable album, but nor was Songs of Innocence. It’s not terrible, mind you, but it’s just not that excellent.

Except for Little Things. I would be incredibly thankful if this amazing band had just given us that song this late in their career. To get even more is a gift.
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:43 AM   #24
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Haha. Just think anyone for the rest their days (tomorrow, 2 years from now, & 20 years from now) goes in a bar and puts on GOOYOW and then Kendrick Lamar will come on.

This would be like 2Pac or Snoop Dog talking after 'Please'. Good times
Nobody's going into a bar and putting on Get Out
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:08 PM   #25
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On the whole, not a very memorable album, but nor was Songs of Innocence. It’s not terrible, mind you, but it’s just not that excellent.
I'd agree with this statement. Though I thought SOI was decidedly better.

SOE is the first album where none of the songs really stood out for me. Usually there is at least one song that gets my attention, then others grow on me and might eventually become standouts.

This is a good album, I'd say it even flows better than SOI if you listen through from start to finish. But nothing classic.

American Soul, Lights Of Home and 13 get bogged down by lyrics the previous songs from which they're taken. Red Flag Day is catchy. Love Is All We Have Left is a nice prelude. You're The Best Thing About Me is the right choice for a single, it chimes and shimmers and is catchy like RFD. The Little Things is noteworthy enough when it finally takes off.

Again, a good album. But far down the list for me on U2's catalog if I had to rank them.
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:20 PM   #26
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CLASSIC U2 SONGS 9-10/10
The Little Things That Give You Away

GREAT U2 SONGS 8-9/10
Lights of Home
Red Flag Day
Landlady
The Blackout

GOOD U2 SONGS 7-8/10
Summer of Love
13
Get Out of Your Own Way
Love is All We Have Left

AVERAGE U2 SONGS 6-7/10
Get Out of Your Own Way
The Showman

BELOW AVERAGE U2 SONGS <6
American Soul
You're The Best Thing About Me


This is a good album. Little Things is a classic, Red Flag Day is an energetic War-era song, Landlady is a haunting love tune, and Blackout is going to be a great arena rocker.
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CLASSIC U2 SONGS 9-10/10
The Little Things That Give You Away

GREAT U2 SONGS 8-9/10
Lights of Home
Red Flag Day
Landlady
The Blackout

GOOD U2 SONGS 7-8/10
Summer of Love
13
Get Out of Your Own Way
Love is All We Have Left

AVERAGE U2 SONGS 6-7/10
Get Out of Your Own Way
The Showman

BELOW AVERAGE U2 SONGS <6
American Soul
You're The Best Thing About Me


This is a good album. Little Things is a classic, Red Flag Day is an energetic War-era song, Landlady is a haunting love tune, and Blackout is going to be a great arena rocker.
Love your list, I think you nailed it.
Even The best thing & Ameican soul have some great moments within the complete song, but overall nowhere near the quality of the other songs on the album. Also really excited for The Blackout live.
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:18 PM   #28
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Nobody's going into a bar and putting on Get Out


I did...

I bought a block of 10 songs on the jukebox, and my singular U2 pick was GOOYOW. Sounded good, seemed to fit the mood of the place. That song has really grown on me.
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Old 02-26-2018, 07:22 AM   #29
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I love it and i need to listen To it more than SOI...

Top To bottom...

Red flag day
Book of your heart
Love is all we have left
Summer of love
Little things
Showman
Lights of home
Blackout

Landlady
13
Love is bigger
Amercian soul

Best thing




Get out of your own crap


8 great To classic songs, 4 average, 1 ok... And 1 horrible.
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:55 AM   #30
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Where I am today:

1. The Little Things That Give You Away
2. The Blackout
3. Lights of Home
4. Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way
5. Get Out of Your Own Way
6. The Showman (Little More Better)
7. Landlady
8. 13 (There Is A Light)
9. Red Flag Day
10. You're the Best Thing About Me
11. Love Is All We Have Left
12. American Soul
13. Summer of Love
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