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Old 06-21-2008, 11:38 AM   #901
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It's certainly popular for a reason: it resonates with a lot of people.
I'm not sure this is a persuasive argument, given that it resonates with a lot of idiots who play it AT THEIR WEDDING.
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Old 06-21-2008, 11:39 AM   #902
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My Achtung Baby list was more like:

1. Zoo Station
2. Until the End of the World
3. The Fly
4. Even Better than the Real Thing
5. Mysterious Ways
6. Lady with the Spinning Head
7. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
8. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses?
9. One
10. Wild Irish Rose
11. Alex Descends Into Hell for a Bottle of Milk
12. Acrobat
13. Love Is Blindness
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Old 06-21-2008, 11:40 AM   #903
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I'm not sure this is a persuasive argument, given that it resonates with a lot of idiots who play it AT THEIR WEDDING.
That's a relatively small sect of people, though.
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I normally skip straight from TFH to Disorder (as UP follows Closer in iTunes).

Relative play counts:
TFH: 42
The Eternal: 4
Decades: 3
Disorder: 46

Most of the JD discussion I've encountered seems to have largely discounted UP as some kind of build-up to Closer that doesn't quite achieve emotional resonance. I've always found UP to be more powerful. The "'til the spirit, new sensation takes hold, then you know" part of Disorder always affects me, and I've already mentioned New Dawn Fades.
Good lord, son! Go listen to the last three tracks of Closer in order right now. The Eternal is perhaps the only song I've ever heard that has made me physically ill, more than just a mere instance of light depression. That might sound like an exaggeration, but it seriously has that strength, all in the lyrics alone. And Decades - well, it's as deep as its title.
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Old 06-21-2008, 11:43 AM   #905
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My Achtung Baby list was more like:

1. Zoo Station
2. Until the End of the World
3. The Fly
4. Even Better than the Real Thing
5. Mysterious Ways
6. Lady with the Spinning Head
7. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
8. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses?
9. One
10. Wild Irish Rose
11. Alex Descends Into Hell for a Bottle of Milk
12. Acrobat
13. Love Is Blindness
I still prefer it my way with WDIAGW instead of Ultra Violet and Slow Dancing instead of One.
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How did I know that was coming?
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Good lord, son! Go listen to the last three tracks of Closer in order right now. The Eternal is perhaps the only song I've ever heard that has made me physically ill, more than just a mere instance of light depression. That might sound like an exaggeration, but it seriously has that strength, all in the lyrics alone. And Decades - well, it's as deep as its title.
Actually, until an hour ago, those plays were 3 and 2 respectively (do keep in mind this is just over the last year; I'm too lazy to open up iTunes on the PC and see how much I played it for the 2.5 years I was playing music through iTunes on it). So I just listened to them, in other words. I'm no fan of Decades.
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I still prefer it my way with WDIAGW instead of Ultra Violet and Slow Dancing instead of One.
Slow Dancing's nice, but there's never been a good studio version of it.

WDIAGW still bugs me. Never liked it. I think it's the choppiness.
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Slow Dancing's nice, but there's never been a good studio version of it.

WDIAGW still bugs me. Never liked it. I think it's the choppiness.
Well, yeah, if Slow Dancing were on Achtung, you'd need a proper studio version of it. But it'd be a damn sight better than One.

And I still don't see your issue with the awesomeness of WDIAGW.
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Old 06-21-2008, 11:47 AM   #910
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So, do you good folk rate Orange Crush by REM or not?
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I'd say Reckoning and Murmur are about even for me. I'm with Ax here on Reckoning: the first five are better than the last five.
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I'd say Reckoning and Murmur are about even for me. I'm with Ax here on Reckoning: the first five are better than the last five.
I routinely skip Camera and Little America, to the point that they have no plays on the Mac whatsoever. Took me some time to warm up to Don't Go Back To Rockville too.
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Camera was the low point of the album, definitely.
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In Absentia: Still not sure about how I feel when it comes to the metal portions. My biggest criticism of metal has always been the death growl, which Wilson doesn't do, but still ... on a song like Blackest Eyes, that riff is just too heavy, in my opinion. It just disrupts the song more than it rocks.
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I honestly wouldn't consider anything on IA apart from Wedding Nails and maybe Strip The Soul to be metal. Blackest Eyes is barely heavier than live versions of The Fly.
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