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No Line on the Horizon 1 1.82%
Magnificent 13 23.64%
Moment of Surrender 2 3.64%
Unknown Caller 30 54.55%
Fez-Being Born 6 10.91%
Breathe 3 5.45%
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:58 AM   #1
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Best Song Survivor: No Line, Round Six

I apologize for the delay in starting this round. Anyway, in the last round, Cedars of Lebanon was eliminated. That leaves six songs from No Line on the Horizon vying for three spots in the 2000s quarterfinals. You have twenty-four hours to vote against your least favorite song. For anyone just joining us, rules may be found here.
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How much more of this is there? And when are you going to start the "Rate the live songs" series?
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How much more of this is there? And when are you going to start the "Rate the live songs" series?
a) There's the rest of NLOTH, then 2000s non-album songs, then 2000s quarterfinals, then 1990s/2000s semifinals, then finals.

b) That's for someone else to do.
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I don't actually get the point of this series. Isn't it pretty much the same that Rate The Song series was only that we're doing it backwards
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I don't actually get the point of this series. Isn't it pretty much the same that Rate The Song series was only that we're doing it backwards
It has no point.
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It has no point.
That's part of the charm.

Dig, you are good. Real good. And it's because you are good that you MUST do a Rate the Live Songs series.

I fear there are dark days ahead for U2 fans. You polls are needed...now, more than ever.
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It has no point.
Sorry, I didn't mean that it isn't entertaining and a good acticity for the board. You're really good with statistics. I just don't understand how's it different from Rate the song series
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Considered voting Fez- A bit over-rated over hear but has great atmosphere. My vote is for Magnificent. Good idea, but a little generic. The song would be better IMO with a faster tempo like the Falko Radio Mix.

Too bad UC is getting thrashed so bad though. I really like the song. Fantastic intro, interesting lyrics, and nice outtro. Yes, I even like the lyrics and think it's an interesting idea for a song. Better executed than Magnificent at least.
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For the first time in this tournament, I listened through the six songs before I voted.

Unknown Caller and Fez/BB are the weakest links in my opinion, although they are both sublime. Both innovate and deviate from regular U2 (UC lyrics, Fez structure) but they feel half-baked compared to the the other four...

Fez gets points for atmosphere, so I vote for UC.
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Unknown Caller. Fez is my personal favourite. Great atmosphere.
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That's part of the charm.

Dig, you are good. Real good. And it's because you are good that you MUST do a Rate the Live Songs series.

I fear there are dark days ahead for U2 fans. You polls are needed...now, more than ever.
Part of the charm indeed.

I anticipate that this forum will start having news to talk about within a few months of this series ending. I've primarily run these polls to keep this board alive during dry times (2012). But even if that wasn't the case... I'd like a break after this. I don't think I want to run another rating/ranking contest until after the coming album/tour cycle.
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Sorry, I didn't mean that it isn't entertaining and a good acticity for the board. You're really good with statistics. I just don't understand how's it different from Rate the song series
Sorry if my response sounded upset; I was in a snarky mood. Anyway, theoretically, they're the same thing, but the actual results will probably be somewhat different, and it's interesting to see how Interference (ab)uses the two systems differently. Also, I wanted to start something to keep this forum active through late 2012-early 2013, and why just repeat what I did in early 2012?

It's weird thinking that I started this all the way back in early October. It hasn't felt like it's taken that long.
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Anyway, theoretically, they're the same thing, but the actual results will probably be somewhat different, and it's interesting to see how Interference (ab)uses the two systems differently.
While the results may be similar, in every other respect I find Rate the Song and Survivor to be very different, in the type of discussion they stimulate.

With Rate the Song, we're primarily talking about the songs from a perspective of those we like, whereas with Survivor the concentration is on what we don't like...as a result the vibe of the Survivor series feels much more negative. It definitely brings out the U2 bashers and give them an excuse to spout stuff like "Suck in a moment", "Piss on Earth" and the ever-charming "Elevation sucks donkey balls", all sentiments which have been shared with us by some of our more eloquent members in this series.

On a positive note, Survivor does give The Hive a break from arguing Vampire Weekend vs. Silversun Pickups vs. Modest Mouse, or whatever indie band is hip that month, so these polls are definitely a great public service.
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Unknown Caller. The lyrics suck donkey balls, to borrow an expression from Nick.
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Unknown Caller. The lyrics suck donkey balls, to borrow an expression from Nick.
I can't take credit for that one, sorry.
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I'm new to this, but I don't see the point in complaining about a competition when it's already 12 albums in! I voted for Unknown Caller. It was previously a favorite but nowadays not so much.
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