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Old 07-16-2019, 03:23 PM   #76
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I'll take Boots over Best Thing all day every day.


I don’t have a preference. I can only say that Boots’ lyrics are better but “get on your boots, sexy boots, ya ya ya ya” is probably otherwise the single worst chorus in the U2 catalog. Both sound annoying.
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Old 07-16-2019, 06:31 PM   #77
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That's at least different, weird, cheeky, whatever. "You're the best thing about me" is just auto-pilot.
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Old 07-16-2019, 06:34 PM   #78
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I'm not a musician myself and I have not listened to their latest albums, but sometimes a legendary album cannot be replaced. Thankfully, U2 still have their magic, but musical fashions change. And what once sold well in the 80's would not in this day and age. Obviously, the albums "The Joshua Tree", "War" and "The Unforgettable Fire" are incredible, but their newer songs are different in style. Again, the magic from those albums can never be repeated. I do also think U2 do their best to produce interesting and stylish songs. I suppose they mix it up to appeal to the younger audience, too.

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If you haven't listened to the newer albums how can you accurately comment on that music?
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I see your point Hewson and have to agree with you. Basically I have watched their DVDs and YouTube videos plus interviews with both Bono and U2 online. I just feel they have reason to alter their musical style. As any band does over the years. But you do have a point. I definitely will take it.
I'm still confused. You joined a relatively stagnant U2 forum in June of 2019, and haven't even heard the last two albums? I'm not sure why someone would want to watch interviews, videos, etc. and discuss their music with a dwindling number of fans online, but couldn't find 2 hours to actually hear the albums proper?

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Old 07-16-2019, 06:39 PM   #79
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That's at least different, weird, cheeky, whatever. "You're the best thing about me" is just auto-pilot.


Oh come on. nothing nothing Ya ya ya ya is cheaper than Chris Martin’s ooooooouuuououooooo’s to fill stuff in. “You’re the best thing about me” is a typical clichewson. The song just sucks.
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if we were to redo your survey and include SOE this time, i would rate best thing lower than boots, and i gave boots a 4.
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I find the Kygo remix of Best Thing damn enjoyable. Same with Boots (Fish Out Of Water).
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Old 07-21-2019, 09:52 PM   #82
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People preferring Boots over Best Thing... I dunno. The latter is at least a coherent thought/ idea while the former is a mishmash of fuck knows what. I guess I prefer the bridge in Boots, but that's about it lol

I remember reading vague descriptions of the song"s lyrical direction before it released, and I imagined a kind of 90s-era irony throwback, with Bono sarcastically, flippantly singing about going to war (I dunno, it made sense to me after the Bush years teehee).

I do quite like the Justice remix tho...


EDIT: and for whatever reason, I'd like to hear a marching band cover Boots.
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I remember hearing the premier of both boots and best thing on the radio and the awkward “well, that’s the new U2” (disappointed tone)
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Boots is ambitious genius compared to Best Thing. Best Thing is fucking garbage. It's easily their worst song.
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Boots is ambitious genius compared to Best Thing. Best Thing is fucking garbage. It's easily their worst song.
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I'm still confused. You joined a relatively stagnant U2 forum in June of 2019, and haven't even heard the last two albums? I'm not sure why someone would want to watch interviews, videos, etc. and discuss their music with a dwindling number of fans online, but couldn't find 2 hours to actually hear the albums proper?

yeah, that seems odd, to say the least.
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Boots is a steaming pile of horse shit, while Best Thing is merely a silent fart.
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Get Out is worse than all of these, a day-old doo-doo diaper.
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Old 07-30-2019, 11:02 AM   #89
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Boots is a steaming pile of horse shit, while Best Thing is merely a silent fart.


I’m not surprised that we agree on this, though I’m surprised that we agree on something that’s otherwise an unpopular opinion
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I made an alternate tracklist that has been really working well. I actually really enjoy the Kygo Mix of Best Thing, and it works really well in that spot. This tracklist keeps the energy strong throughout with a pretty epic ending.

Love Is All We Have Left
Blackout
Love Is Bigger Than Anything On It's Way
Best Thing (Kygo Mix)
Red Flag Day
Summer Of Love
The Showman
Landlady
The Little Things That Give You Away
Lights Of Home (Strings version)
There Is A Light
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