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View Poll Results: Do you feel the same about GOYB today?
I still love it as much as I did the first listen 234 33.24%
I dont like it as much as I did the first listen 80 11.36%
It's growing on me 293 41.62%
I still dont like it 97 13.78%
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:39 PM   #1
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You've lived with Get On Your Boots for 5 days...

...is it getting better or worse for you?

I really like the song a lot, but I am still not yet compelled to put it on repeat like many of my favorite U2 songs. I may be listening to it just because its new. But I am hopeful I will appreciate it more over time...
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:40 PM   #2
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It's grown on me, that is for sure!
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:43 PM   #3
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i listen to it once a day

not overkill
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:44 PM   #4
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About the same; I still enjoy it.
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:46 PM   #5
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I like it as much as I did on the first listen, maybe a little more b/c of Larry channeling Led Zeppelin during the Let me in the sound part.

To quote Merriweather from "Sleeping Beauty": I still think what I thunk before. It's nothing new or groundbreaking that we haven't heard from U2 before in some sort of incarnation. It's a hodgepodge, though a very well done hodgepodge, of 'Fast Cars', 'Vertigo', 'Miami' and 'Love And Peace Or Else'. And finally, IMO, it's much better than 'Vertigo' and it's what 'Vertigo' should've been the way they talked about it prior to its release.
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:52 PM   #6
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It has grown on me, but since i found it very very weak i just think that its just ok now. For a first single it's not good enough though, Vertigo and BD are miles better for an example. But i have hopes that it will blend into the album just fine.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:00 PM   #7
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Thought it would be fun to add a poll.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:02 PM   #8
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I had no idea what to think of it when it first came out, but I know I never disliked it. Since then, I've listened to it over 100 times, and it has grown on me, and it continues to grow on me. I think I'm trying to get used to Bono's singing in the verses too ....but the "let me in the sound" part is so fucking epic. I can't imagine ever really getting tired of this song though. I like how it's not over the top catchy. There's something restrained about it, in a good way, that keeps it fresh. And yeah, I'm hoping it blends in with the rest of the album.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:03 PM   #9
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I thought it was merely okay on first listen. On second listen (later that night) I thought it was a bit better, but that the mix was awful.

Now I've heard it another half-dozen times since then, and my opinion of it keeps dropping every time I do. I've gone from "merely okay" to "not very good". This is similar to how I felt when I first heard Vertigo. Hopefully by the time the album comes out I won't consider the song to be "fucking terrible", which is what I thought of Vertigo by the time HTDAAB came out (and still do, what a half-assed effort that was).
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:19 PM   #10
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Yeah, it's stayed about the same even after the new U2 feel has worn off.

I think it's helped by the fact that I'm listening to a lot of other things too which in turn is keeping it fresh.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:44 PM   #11
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Still sounding good for me as I first listened to it. I have to thank the layers and production for that. I love that sharp sound in the background and the groove is still infectious. I hope the new video is cool.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:45 PM   #12
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I haven't heard it since the premiere.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:47 PM   #13
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You know what would be interesting, to see who has voted for what.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:48 PM   #14
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None of the above? I listen one day and hate it. Listen the next and love it. I think it's a song that will appeal more to women than men.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:53 PM   #15
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It has grown on me. I have come to enjoy it - finally. I gave it a 7/10 but now I'd give it a 7.5/10. 10 being U2's bestest ever song like Streets, WOWY, One, Sunday bloody sunday, Grace, etc.

But it's a bit like vertigo in that it's one of those songs which you think are good songs, but never really have a high desire to listen to them. I'm listening to it now because it's new and sounds new, but like Vertigo as it ages I'm not sure that out of no where I will jump up and say "hey you know what song I really want to listen to? Get on your boots" 10 years from now. Right now I have a real urge to listen to Ultraviolet. I really love that song. But I don't know, I reallly do NOT know whether I will feel about the same about this song.

Some songs take time to grow on you but it is imperative that you don't end up MAKING yourself like the song - getting stuck in the river of peer pressure and force yourself into liking the song.

Get on your boots is a good song. Hell, it's a very good song. But it lacks that little bit of spark, that little bit of magic that turns a good song... which it is... into one of the very best.. which it isn't.
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