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Old 07-08-2011, 08:48 AM   #211
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I love both those songs.
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:05 AM   #212
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Me too.

Playbird Clubhouse has always been one of my favs off the album, especially because of that beat.

I also feel Poppycock has a stronger side two overall. Also, I'll take the second half of Atomic Serve over the first.

But you know, most albums PERIOD are top-heavy. For all bands.
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:34 PM   #213
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Not liking the 2nd half of that album makes no sense.
I'm not saying that I don't like it, I just feel that it doesn't really stand up to their finest work. I see In God's Country and Wires as more of genre exercises than earnest songs, as though they realized that the Americana theme needed to be explored more thoroughly and tossed those two onto the album in response. And, while I can understand and appreciate the sentiments in One Tree Hill and Mothers, both of them come across to me as heavy-handed (as does Bullet, although Edge's guitar work compensates for that). I suppose I would summarize as follows: side two feels extremely forced in relation to the effortlessness of side one. Again, that's just me. All I know for sure is that I never feel the urge to listen to a song from side two.

Edit: Maybe this will explain it: over the past few years, I have increasingly moved away from the songs and albums that have Bono in the emotional/spiritual balm mode and toward the harder-edged, darker work. Albums like JT and ATYCLB have fallen in my estimation, while the likes of War and Pop have risen considerably. Maybe I'm just becoming a curmudgeonly bastard, who knows.
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What's your opinion on Exit then?
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:48 PM   #215
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What's your opinion on Exit then?
I do like Exit. I just wish that they had improved the mix substantially on the remaster.
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:13 AM   #216
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2nd half of War has 2 Hearts, Surrender and 40
which means it's a very good 2nd half
of course it was never gonna be as good as side 1

while Zooropa is in my top 5 U2 albums
The Wanderer is the only song on its second half I think is wonderful

POP's second half is better than the first half because all the album's highlights except for MOFO are on the second side

October is in the top 3 best first halfs
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:56 AM   #217
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For me the second half of War is terrible. Only 40 is decent. It's been ages since I've listened to the other songs of side two. I even rank Boy and October ahead of War. They don't reach the heights that War does but at least they are consistent. In fact, War is by far my least favourite U2 album.
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SBS & NYD are probably their two best songs of the first three years but War ranks easily third in that time if you ask me.
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Drowning Man is equally as good as those two if you ask me.
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I do like Exit. I just wish that they had improved the mix substantially on the remaster.
I thought it was supposed to sound like that.
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I love Bat Out of Hell. I know Ashley does as well but is that unpopular?
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Depends on the company you keep.
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Second song I played on my brand new car stereo with iPod hook-up?

One Cock Hill. Suck it, haters.


 
The first one was "Spin", thought it made a nice intro.
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I thought it might have been Tubin' Down the River.
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I love Bat Out of Hell. I know Ashley does as well but is that unpopular?
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Depends on the company you keep.
Not unpopular in this camp!
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