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Old 04-06-2008, 12:49 AM   #766
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IMO, U2's second most overrated song.
I enjoy it. Especially the Vertigo versions. Fantastic.
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Slipped the mind, despite your mention. It'd probably be number six on that list.
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Small Spark's production sounds similar to Uncoffined.
Everything on Sketch Book are songs Martin Phillipps recorded at home on whatever equipment he had lying around in the nineties. The quality is really lacking for some of it, and some are not even complete songs.

But fuck, I love Small Spark.
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Old 04-06-2008, 12:51 AM   #769
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I enjoy it. Especially the Vertigo versions. Fantastic.
The last lines kill it for me. "When hip-hop drove the big cars." Seriously?
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The only song where Bono's vocals sounding off actually worked. Only one. Most of Pop suffers, most of ATYCLB suffers. This one, somehow, managed to work.
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I've never heard a live version I liked of it. It sounds so... empty. It really suffers from the lack of second guitar when played live.
See, live, it rocks really hard.

Studio, I think it just sounds really flat.
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The last lines kill it for me. "When hip-hop drove the big cars." Seriously?
They make no sense with the song whatsoever, agreed. When I play Kite, I skip those and usually snippet Springsteen's "My City of Ruins" or "Into the Fire."
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I first heard it when I was nine and loved it. Didn't hear it for years and found the album in my basement about six months ago.
i loved it too.

then i heard it fifteen million times
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The only song where Bono's vocals sounding off actually worked. Only one. Most of Pop suffers, most of ATYCLB suffers. This one, somehow, managed to work.
This, and the terrible, horrible, no-good, very-bad mixing of AB and Zooropa are the reason I stick to liking 80s U2 infinitely more than 90s+ U2.
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Ah, well there you are. I'm kind of hoping for something better on the next album, but I'm not expecting it (in the way some people *cough*RobandPeterrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr*cough*) are. But like I said, if I listen to post 2000 U2, I like to think of it as a different band. Maybe I'll relable the band in my iTunes "Mearle" for that era.
I expect absolutely nothing from the next album. If I enjoy it, I will be pleasantly surprised. I couldn't give a rats about what music U2's trying to manufacture - not make, manufacture - this decade. They have no ideas, no passion.
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See, live, it rocks really hard.

Studio, I think it just sounds really flat.
We'll just have to, as usual, agree to disagree.
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i loved it too.

then i heard it fifteen million times
I've never heard it before. Best song on PFan's list thus far. Fan-fucking-tastic.

Not so into this Billy Joel song. It feels too quiet too.
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I bet you'll really like my playlist.


i think next time i'm gonna make a playlist that i know will fail horribly. we're talking phailing so epically, phail collins looks talented compared to this. i'm just gonna pick my most songs and throw them together in some semi-cohesive playlist.
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I've never heard it before. Best song on PFan's list thus far. Fan-fucking-tastic.

Not so into this Billy Joel song. It feels too quiet too.
i've never heard that billy joel song, but can i just confess, when i heard the song piano man when i was a kid, i thought it was a girl singing
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