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Old 08-03-2008, 10:53 AM   #106
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Ihave a laptop Serena, and it was on my lap (and still and always is) on my bed.


I never would've had anything to drink had I known we were going to suddenly run through U2's entire cataloge God, did you listen to October, Boy, and TUF as well? I can't tell based simply on what I flipped through to see what you guys said about me disappearing (Ali saying I was on the phone with you was hilarious)
I figured so. And so do I. I usually reside on my bed with it but sometimes I put it on the desk next to my bed and that's usually how I fall asleep because I lay back and before I know it, I've dozed!
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:56 AM   #107
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Yeah, you probably should! Since, ya know, it's the start of the week again! Don't ya just love Mondays?

Ha, yeah, you guys usually are but that sounds like it was pretty cool. I'm still at the carrot stick thing! I'll never be able to listen to that song without cracking up again.
I do love Mondays, since I have them off.

Hah, that was amusing. We were all gushing over Boy ... I hate to think what HTDAAB might be like, though!
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:58 AM   #108
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I do love Mondays, since I have them off.

Hah, that was amusing. We were all gushing over Boy ... I hate to think what HTDAAB might be like, though!
Heh, well there's a good reason to love Mondays!
Boy is awesome. HTDAAB? Not so much. Except for a few songs from it!
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Man, I am alone in this thread in the thought that Post-Punk U2, not so interesting
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Heh, well there's a good reason to love Mondays!
Boy is awesome. HTDAAB? Not so much. Except for a few songs from it!
I think we need to do HTDAAB just for the lulz now.
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:01 AM   #111
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Man, I am alone in this thread in the thought that Post-Punk U2, not so interesting
You're not into Boy either?
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I think we need to do HTDAAB just for the lulz now.
We should do that tomorrow!
I am gonna need to be ordering my lunch soon. Now do I want Sesame Chicken or Orange Chicken....
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Man, I am alone in this thread in the thought that Post-Punk U2, not so interesting
I like Boy, but not as much as October or UF.
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I like Boy, but not as much as October or UF.
See, I'd take Boy over October. Sure, October has Gloria and Tomorrow, but as a cohesive album, Boy is stunningly consistent, perhaps U2's most consistent album in that regard other than UF.
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See, I'd take Boy over October. Sure, October has Gloria and Tomorrow, but as a cohesive album, Boy is stunningly consistent, perhaps U2's most consistent album in that regard other than UF.
While I like certain tracks on Boy a lot, I'll take October over it. But I'll take Boy over War, no problem. My problem with Boy is that I don't thoroughly like all of the tracks as much as I do tracks from October and of course, UF is just overall winnage, not that it even needs to be said.
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While I like certain tracks on Boy a lot, I'll take October over it. But I'll take Boy over War, no problem. My problem with Boy is that I don't thoroughly like all of the tracks as much as I do tracks room October and of course, UF is just overall winnage, not that it even needs to be said.
I think the only track that's really weak on Boy is The Ocean, and I feel even that is more to do with odd tracklist placement than anything else. I love the rest. October feels more like a collection of songs than an actual cohesive album; however, unlike the similarly troubled HTDAAB, October has the great songs to get by. As for War, plenty of great songs, but despite its thematic potential to be a wonderfully cohesive album, it's poorly arranged.
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:17 AM   #118
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I think the only track that's really weak on Boy is The Ocean, and I feel even that is more to do with odd tracklist placement than anything else. I love the rest. October feels more like a collection of songs than an actual cohesive album; however, unlike the similarly troubled HTDAAB, October has the great songs to get by. As for War, plenty of great songs, but despite its thematic potential to be a wonderfully cohesive album, it's poorly arranged.
I quite like The Ocean, actually. Boy is something I can listen to on the occasion (all the way through) but generally, it is not my first choice of early U2. Though as I said before, I do take it over War. I like a few of the songs on War, but I have to say that it's probably one of my last choices of albums to listen to. Songs like Red Light really put me off it.
With October (upon further listening), I have found I like it a lot more than Boy or War, but not over UF. UF is most definitely my favourite album in musical definitions. It doesn't have a song on it I don't like. Whereas later albums have those songs I just skip entirely.
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I quite like The Ocean, actually. Boy is something I can listen to on the occasion (all the way through) but generally, it is not my first choice of early U2. Though as I said before, I do take it over War. I like a few of the songs on War, but I have to say that it's probably one of my last choices of albums to listen to. Songs like Red Light really put me off it.
With October (upon further listening), I have found I like it a lot more than Boy or War, but not over UF. UF is most definitely my favourite album in musical definitions. It doesn't have a song on it I don't like. Whereas later albums have those songs I just skip entirely.
Oh, I like The Ocean, but it's really weird whacking it between SFB and ADWM. I don't think it belongs there at all and it seems out of place. I think it would have been better off as a b-side, honestly, even though I think it's album-worthy. Essentially, that's because I think it would work best as closer, but SATT does that job effectively already.

War ... Red Light obviously sucks, and I don't dig THBAO much either. My main issue is just weird tracklist choices. I mean, Drowning Man between two drum-heavy political rockers? That makes no sense and sounds bloody awful. Hence my assertion that it is an album that poorly achieves thematic cohesion.
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:28 AM   #120
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Oh, I like The Ocean, but it's really weird whacking it between SFB and ADWM. I don't think it belongs there at all and it seems out of place. I think it would have been better off as a b-side, honestly, even though I think it's album-worthy. Essentially, that's because I think it would work best as closer, but SATT does that job effectively already.

War ... Red Light obviously sucks, and I don't dig THBAO much either. My main issue is just weird tracklist choices. I mean, Drowning Man between two drum-heavy political rockers? That makes no sense and sounds bloody awful. Hence my assertion that it is an album that poorly achieves thematic cohesion.
Yeah, it's placement is a bit odd, I can't think of anywhere it could really go EXCEPT a B-Side. Though it really does belong on an album, I think.

Drowning Man is probably my favourite song on War, but it's placement is also pretty whack, now that you mention it. I never did pay much attention to the placement of the tracks on there since, ya know, I don't listen to it much. I'd go as far as I say it's my least favourite U2 album, period. I would just rather listen to other albums.
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