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Old 04-11-2006, 06:39 PM   #1
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1 year, 4 months and 19 days later...

... The Bomb overall still sounds uneven to me. But a funny thing happened. I used to think that Miracle Drug and Crumbs were the best songs on the album but now I get bored by them and almost skip them while listening to the album. The thing is Brau's Crumbs was so good that I find it almost painful to listen to that overproduced studio version now! And I seem to find MD boring these days and have a renewed appreciation for Vertigo. Methinks that's thanks to the Real Singing Game! I used to enjoy AMAAW too but that track now bores me except for some flashes of brilliance. Same with Yahweh except for the nice 'sun is coming up' part!

So really, the only album tracks I listen to now are Vertigo, Sometimes (I surprise myself!), City Of Blinding Lights, occasionally LAPOE and All Because Of You. Yeah, mostly the rockers. That's pretty much it... maybe OOTS sometimes but it has that 'family time' vibe to it that I'm not always in the mood for. What about you guys?
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i think that COBL and OOTS are the standouts of the album... the rest of them i have to be in the mood for... the only song that i never listen to is One Step Closer... way too boring for me!
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not as big on Crumbs as I used to be either. Miracle Drug is still fine to me. Maybe LAPOE grew on me a bit (esp. after hearing it live... Bono drumming!).

The others... well, the single mixes still get plenty of play too.
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I've always been bored by MD and Crumbs.

The single versions of All Because Of You and Original Of The Species are superior to their album counterparts.

I used to think Yahweh was crap unless it was live, but now the album version has grown on me.

Vertigo would be so much better if the 'all of this...' bridge was replaced by Native Son's 'Pleeeeeaaaaase' bridge.

Anyway, currently my most listened to Bomb songs are...

Original Of The Species(Single)
Love And Peace Or Else
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
All Because Of You(Single)
City Of Blinding Lights(I surprise myself)
Fast Cars

I'm trying to put together a running order without MD or Crumbs.

City Of Blinding Lights
Vertigo
Sometimes
Love And Peace Or Else
All Because Of You(Single)
Fast Cars
A Man And A Woman
Original Of The Species(Single)
One Step Closer
Yahweh

OR

Vertigo
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
Love And Peace Or Else
City Of Blinding Lights
All Because Of You(Single)
Fast Cars
A Man And A Woman
Original Of The Species(Single)
One Step Closer
Yahweh

OR

Vertigo
Fast Cars
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
Love And Peace Or Else
City Of Blinding Lights
All Because Of You(Single)
A Man And A Woman
Original Of The Species(Single)
One Step Closer
Yahweh

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Vertigo
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
Love And Peace Or Else
City Of Blinding Lights
All Because Of You(Single)
Fast Cars
A Man And A Woman
Original Of The Species(Single)
One Step Closer
Yahweh
I like that one... except I would switch Yahweh & OSC.

Let's see, my current playlist may be something like this...

Vertigo
Sometimes
COBL
ABOY
AMAAW
Fast Cars
LAPOE
Crumbs (alt)
OOTS
Yahweh
OSC
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Got sick to death of the album after a while. I used to love it and listened to it loads but at the end of the day i do think, with hindsight, i didn't want to admit that this album i'd been waiting for for ages wasn't actually that good. I still love Vertigo, City of Blinding Lights, All Because of You, Original of the Species and Yahweh, but the rest is just weak! Especially stuff like Miracle Drug, Crumbs and One Step Closer which everyone used to say 'SHUT UP IT'S AMAZING' about...

The songs are great live, but on record, not so great...however right now i must admit i've just remembered 'Crumbs' and i just had a bloody wave of nostalgia so i confess i'm gonna have to listen to it again to bring back some nice memories i had of the time i was listening to the album constantly but at the end of the day the album is very poor and I hope the next one is a drastic change!
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I like that one... except I would switch Yahweh & OSC.

Let's see, my current playlist may be something like this...

Vertigo
Sometimes
COBL
ABOY
AMAAW
Fast Cars
LAPOE
Crumbs (alt)
OOTS
Yahweh
OSC
With album or single versions of OOTS/ABOY?

Ok, the more I think Vertigo with the 'pleeeeaaase' bridge, the more I want to try to make a mix like that. In fact, I'm gonna try it tonight.
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With album or single versions of OOTS/ABOY?

Ok, the more I think Vertigo with the 'pleeeeaaase' bridge, the more I want to try to make a mix like that. In fact, I'm gonna try it tonight.
Ooh I meant to say ABOY (alt)

OOTS (single) doesn't sound any better or worse to me than the album version.

And surely you mean 'Freeeeeeeeeeeee' bridge.
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Upload it or die!
I have to eat dinner - I'll work on it later tonight, and if it turns out good, I'll upload it
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Ooh I meant to say ABOY (alt)

OOTS (single) doesn't sound any better or worse to me than the album version.

And surely you mean 'Freeeeeeeeeeeee' bridge.
I always thought it was 'pleeeeeaaaase'

Now, by ABOY(alt), to you mean the alternate version from the unreleased&rare set, or the single version?
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Well it only took me about two weeks to realize how lame the album is. Funny how many see Crumbs as a boring track. I think it's the best song on the album. Not outstanding or anything, but actually good. I don't have to force myself to accept it. It's got a refreshing unforced quality about it that the other songs lack. The other tune I like is "All Because Of You", just for the sheer drive of it. The lyrics are subpar and the chorus is ugly as sin, but I can groove to it atleast while it's playing. It's the only hard rocker where they sound like they're having a fun time.
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Funny how many see Crumbs as a boring track. I think it's the best song on the album. Not outstanding or anything, but actually good. I don't have to force myself to accept it. It's got a refreshing unforced quality about it that the other songs lack.
I completely agree! I still love Crumbs, esp. the alternate version from Unreleased and Rare. But you gotta admit the album version is overproduced and busy! It's become almost grating on my ears to hear all those instruments all at once!

And namkcuR, by alternate I mean the version of ABOY from Unreleased & Rare. Better intro, better chorus, same great bridge!

btw, I'm pretty sure he sings 'Freeeeeee' in Native Son.
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I still listen to bomb more than any other album, right now I am adicted to City of Blinding Lights and I find myself listening to Crums a lot. The only song I really don't listen to much is A Man and A Woman. As far as the single versions go, I think All Because of You single mix is pretty bad, but I love the album version. Whenever I listen to the album on my Ipod, I have a playlist that goes like this:

Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
City of Blinding Lights
Crumbs From Your Table
Miracle Drug
One Step Closer
Original of the Species (single mix)
All Because of You
Vertigo
Love and Peace or Else
A Man and a Woman
Yahweh (alternate version)

Sometimes I add Smile and Mercy but it never seems natural to me for some reason. Looking back on Bomb, it is a truly great album that has had a great run and a great tour, definately a memorable year and third. I haven't gotten sick of it yet because I am constantly rediscovering songs that I initially wrote off. All this being said, I AM GOING CRAZY FOR A NEW ALBUM
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I have to say I don't like HTDAAB nearly as much as I did when it first came out. I guess I just haven't been listening to it much lately.

Still, Vertigo is fantastic. One of the best songs on the album easily. Original of the Species is definitely the best - one of U2's top ever songs, imo. I like all the songs on the album pretty well really, but I find Crumbs to be the weakest. The production is terrible - too bright! and as a song it's nothing special for the most part.
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Ok, so here' s my first stab at the Vertigo(Free Mix) with the 'free' bridge.

Unfortunately, it's not great. The volume of the Native Son track wasn't mastered as loud as the Vertigo track was, so there's a problem right there. Also, the Bono starts singing again on the last beat of the 'free bridge', whereas there's a dropoff at the end of the bridge in Vertigo, meaning to get the timing right in this new mix, you'd have to hear Bono sing 'on th-' right before 'hello hello' - if that makes any sense. Anyway, I didn't want that, so I had to end the bridge one beat early, which makes the timing awkward.

Like I said, it's not great.

Here you go: http://tinyurl.com/jbmrd
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That was a good attempt nevertheless!
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Agreed! Did you not try normalizing the two so they'd be an equal volume?
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right...had a quick bash it at myself. I'm really sorry if it seems like i'm trying to steal your thunder here namkcuR

i normalized both to a fairly equal volume but the problem is Native Son and Vertigo were recorded rather differently so the sound isn't the same meaning it's a sudden jolt to the Native Son 'Freeeee!' snippet since there's not the same guitar overdubs etc. there but i did the best i could to make it segue to and from that bit as best as possible.

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http://s53.yousendit.com/d.aspx?
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May help to play it on a media player with a decent equalizer, sounds nicer...but that's just me being fussy. enjoy.
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I still think Bomb is the bomb (HAHA). That being said, it's not nearly as challenging as say AB or UF. For the most part it's safe and sometimes I feel like listening to "safe" music.

I still think SYCMIOYO is excellent. I've been enjoying OOTS and Yahweh more than ever before.
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