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View Poll Results: What is your least favorite song?
Discothèque 0 0%
Do You Feel Loved 4 7.84%
Mofo 0 0%
Staring at the Sun 10 19.61%
Last Night on Earth 14 27.45%
Gone 1 1.96%
Please 1 1.96%
Wake Up Dead Man 21 41.18%
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:53 PM   #16
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Is that a scientific assessment?
It doesn't matter, because it's true.

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Old 01-13-2013, 03:26 PM   #17
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Staring at the Sun has to go this round. It's getting ridiculous.

Wake Up Dead Man is at least a trillion times better. Listen to that metallic guitar, the passion and desperation in the vocals.
At least a trillion!

One of U2's greatest album closers, something they're particuarly good at!

If U2 were really trying to create original futuristic music on Pop, WUDM is the closet they got.

Great lyrics too.

LNOE for me to go, they only got it right when played live.

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Old 01-13-2013, 03:35 PM   #18
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Ugh, LNOE to try and save WUDM. Which is one of my favourites. But I like LNOE a lot too, if I had to vote honestly I'd vote for Please as my least favourite right now, but that won't make a difference nayway.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:55 PM   #19
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That Q review from 97 was fascinating.

Wake Up Dead Man for me.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:01 PM   #20
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Here's the text of the Q magazine preview I talked about earlier:

Thought it was pretty interesting looking at things through some 1997 eyes.
I thought the comment about Gone was interesting (new level Edge hasn't figured out yet). That song evolved live, and then in the subsequent studio version - much stronger musically, more texture in the pre-chorus (the part with the passing notes) and throughout the verse.
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Are you fucking kidding me? SATS can FOAD.

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Time for Wake Up Dead Man to become a dead man song.
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It's a close call between SATS and Discotheque for me. Discotheque does absolutely nothing for me in its studio incarnation, but it became a Popmart highlight in a tremendous hurry, while SATS just became more mediocre live. So I guess it's SATS. There's no way I'm touching LNOE, one of the top two songs on the album, unless Gone comes under threat. I'd hate to see WUDM go before Discotheque and SATS, but to be honest it's not going to be in my top three so I suppose it's expendable.

Also, that Q preview is fascinating. I'd never thought of Gone as being similar to The Verve, but that screaming guitar actually is fairly similar to a lot of the guitar sounds The Verve used on their debut album A Storm In Heaven back in the early nineties when they were a shoegaze band.

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Old 01-13-2013, 06:31 PM   #24
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Went with LNOE, but I'm not happy about that. These are 8 phenomenal tracks here. I'd also pair IGWSHA in with these, because I feel that every album needs a swooping ballad in the #3 or #4 spot. Once the fat was trimmed (IYWTVD, TPM and Miami) this is such a powerful collection of songs.

I'm going to have a hard time with this from here on out.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:15 PM   #25
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SATS acoustic was bland and boring. The Edge's guitar was awesome on the few full band performances. Discotheque was awesome in all live performances.

If only 3 songs make the cut, I go with Discotheque, Do You Feel Loved and MOFO.

Just missing the cut are Gone and then LNOE. Please live was great but the album and single version are a snooze.
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If only 3 songs make the cut, I go with Discotheque, Do You Feel Loved and MOFO.
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why are people voting for Do You Feel Loved?

powerful tune
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why are people voting for Wake Up Dead Man?

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This is an absolute disgrace.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:08 PM   #30
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I certainly agree. I wouldn't have voted for WUDM. But at this point, that ship has sailed. Obviously a lot of folks here aren't big fans of it.

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