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Old 07-07-2011, 11:12 PM   #196
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Couldn't possibly agree more with the first two, haven't heard either of the last.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:28 PM   #197
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I do believe he was making an off-color (but amusing) joke, Cobbler.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:30 PM   #198
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Indeed.
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:23 AM   #199
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Spoilered because many will consider this egregious

 
Hellhole Ratrace is easily one of the most overrated songs to come out in the past few years.
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:30 AM   #200
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That's why I put it in this thread.

My appraisal of JT is pretty stereotypical:

1. With or Without You
2. Streets
3. Still Haven't Found
4. Running to Stand Still
5. Bullet the Blue Sky

...then the rest. I used to think that it was a masterpiece, but my appraisal of it has diminished over the years. Perhaps it's due to over-exposure.
This. I like Exit and OTH, but when I think of JT, the first five tracks are what spring forth. Trip Through Your Wires does, too, but for the TV Gaga lulz and nothing else.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:26 AM   #201
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Tracks 5-9 make the album for me. The hits don't spring forth with that dusty southwest vibe, but those tracks do, and are immediately what I think of when the album is mentioned. It would be an excellent singles collection if not for the middle of the album shoring up the theme and giving it character.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:41 AM   #202
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And it should be noted that the last two songs help to give it some depth, returning to the portraiture of Shuttling To Stand Still, and then to the political angle explored in Bullwhip The Blue Thigh.
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Not liking the 2nd half of that album makes no sense.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:51 AM   #204
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even when i was a n00b i preferred the second half of the album to the first.
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:06 AM   #205
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I love the whole thing. Though I'm not really big on Mothers of the Disappeared. When I first listened to the album my favourite song that wasn't the first three or RTSS was In God's Country. It has an insatiable energy. There's a song they should play again.
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:09 AM   #206
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All in all, I would consider War as a whole superior to JT.
It's still at the bottom for me, that album. Maybe only slightly above HTDAAB, but that's pushing it. Somehow I can't get over the huge drop-off in quality on the second half. That and Bono's vocals.
I do think that SBS, NYD and Drowning Man are excellent though.
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:17 AM   #207
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Actually, when I think about it more, I find the Side Ones/First Halves of U2 albums to be consistently superior to their latter halves. I personally can't think of an exception to the rule. Achtung Baby maybe, but that album is shamelessly perfect from start to finish, for me.
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:27 AM   #208
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I like Pop's second half better.
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:35 AM   #209
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Yeah, I do too.

TUF has the biggest second-half dropoff IMO. First half is one of my favorites of any band, but the songs themselves get pretty shitty after that except for Bad.
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Although Gone, Please, and Wake Up Dead Man are there, I'd have to go with the first half of Pop. Miami and The Playboy Mansion weigh that second half down for me.
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