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Beautiful Day 1 1.79%
Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of 6 10.71%
Elevation 11 19.64%
Walk On 1 1.79%
Kite 1 1.79%
In a Little While 2 3.57%
Wild Honey 28 50.00%
When I Look at the World 1 1.79%
New York 5 8.93%
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:04 PM   #16
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I hardly ever listen to the studio version. I like the song in concert (although am somewhat tired of it), but the album version isn't as good.

ONOES OMG HIVE etc etc
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An Elevation pile on? This early?

Surprising and yet so very, very unsurprising at the same time.
The album version is a TRAVESTY.
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The album version isn't as good as the live one. So it goes for most U2 songs.

But worse than Wild Honey? Um, no.
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Oh, no. Definitely not better, and I voted for Wild Honey now. I'll probably even vote for New York before Elevation (just never liked it).

But I'm not surprised people are voting for it now. A lot of people are plum sick of it.

Edit ... but by that token, In a Little While would be out of here already.

I don't know what I'm saying. The good news is, it doesn't matter.
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I hardly ever listen to the studio version. I like the song in concert (although am somewhat tired of it), but the album version isn't as good.

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I don't even recall the studio version, to be honest. The only recorded one I remember is the Tomb Raider single version. It's a party live, so I won't vote for it, but yeah, I can understand people not liking the studio version.


then again, it's hardly worse than stuck or ialw.
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But I'm not surprised people are voting for it now. A lot of people are plum sick of it.
Ah, and there it is. You've swerved into the truth here.
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Goldangit, Nick. I thought you were trying to Hive shame us again.
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This album exudes boredom. From the title, cover, songs, performances etc

To think 3 years earlier, Pop was such a very colorful affair...

This one is grey. But not exciting grey like Joy Division or something.
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The album version isn't as good as the live one. So it goes for most U2 songs.

But worse than Wild Honey? Um, no.
One is neutered cock rock, the other is pleasant/average jangle pop. Neither has anything valuable to say. It's a wash, but Elevation bugs me. It's not even a live highlight anymore.
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I would never have called it a live highlight anyway. It's fun, sure, but there's about 100 U2 songs I'd replace it with.
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It's fun, sure, but there's about 100 U2 songs I'd replace it with.
I'm all for that. It would reconcile my desire to see them play smaller venues with others desire to make sure there's plenty of tickets available.

Genius. Absolute genius.
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One is neutered cock rock, the other is pleasant/average jangle pop. Neither has anything valuable to say. It's a wash, but Elevation bugs me. It's not even a live highlight anymore.
I agree, I went to one Vertigo show and one 360 show, they played Elevation on both occasions and I didn't particularly care. I thought it was fun when ATYCLB came out, but after 2002 or so, Elevation lost my interest.
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Aw, I never really thought of you as a member anyway.
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Well, I do think Acrobat is the bee's knees.
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I won't miss Wild Honey that much, but it really should last longer than Stuck and IALW.

Also, I've never exactly considered Elevation to be a highlight of U2's catalogue, and I think it's pretty redundant to play both it and Vertigo live when they're practically the same idea, but I've never hated it like many other U2 fans I know - and I don't just mean people on Interference. As far as the rockers on this album go, New York should get the boot swifter than Elevation.
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