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View Poll Results: What is your least favorite song?
Discothèque 0 0%
Do You Feel Loved 0 0%
Mofo 0 0%
If God Will Send His Angels 4 8.16%
Staring at the Sun 2 4.08%
Last Night on Earth 3 6.12%
Gone 0 0%
Miami 13 26.53%
The Playboy Mansion 19 38.78%
If You Wear That Velvet Dress 6 12.24%
Please 0 0%
Wake Up Dead Man 2 4.08%
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:04 PM   #31
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Ranking this album:

01. Wake Up Dead Man
02. If You Wear That Velvet Dress
03. Last Night On Earth
04. Gone
05. Do You Feel Loved
06. Discotheque
07. Mofo
08. The Playboy Mansion
09. Staring At The Sun
10. Miami
11. Please
12. If God Will Send His Angels
I think I started a thread about it sometime back. But when I was giving Pop some more listens a few years ago, Wake Up Dead Man grew on me big time for whatever reason. When I first bought the album, I basically just gave it a "meh" response and listened to it only a handful of times afterward. But the track stood out to me much later on and I'd say it's somewhere in my Top 5 here maybe?
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Velvet Dress for me, although that guitar solo is super beautiful!

I actually like Playboy Mansion, even if the lyrics are very dated now. And as for Miami... I have grown to respect it so much over the years. I appreciate the balls U2 had in releasing that... they would never do that now.
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I think I started a thread about it sometime back. But when I was giving Pop some more listens a few years ago, Wake Up Dead Man grew on me big time for whatever reason. When I first bought the album, I basically just gave it a "meh" response and listened to it only a handful of times afterward. But the track stood out to me much later on and I'd say it's somewhere in my Top 5 here maybe?
Same here. I never really cared for it, but then I heard some Elevation performance, I gave it another listen and liked it. Then I heard the rumours of U2 rehearsing it for this tour, and listened to it again... now I really like it. :thumbs: It's not my favourite off this record, as there's so many good tracks, but it certainly is a great track.
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Do You Feel Loved, Please and Wake Up Dead Man are three of my favourite tracks from this record. I rank most of the other songs basically the same. Except for the weak studio version of Miami and The Playboy Mansion, this album is amazingly consistent.
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Sorry Mama, I do lke both songs and on another day I may have voted for Last night.
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I loved Wake Up Dead Man from my first listen to it. I love how raw it is compared to the slickness of Pop.
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Funny you should describe WUDM as raw. It's certainly emotionally raw, but out of every song on Pop, it probably had more go into its mixing and production than any other song, just judging by how much is buried in the mix (including at least a verse of Van Diemen's Land!) and the fact it was the oldest song on the album.
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I loved Wake Up Dead Man from my first listen to it. I love how raw it is compared to the slickness of Pop.
Pop...including Wake Up Dead Man...is probably the most over-produced album in U2's catalogue, and that includes NLOTH. Over production was a big part of Pop's problem. It also makes the whole "we didn't have time to finish Pop" thing laughable.

I do agree that WUDM is one of the best songs on that record, however, and I like it also.
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WUDM is fantastic, one of U2's most raw, emotional tracks.

And yes, it is extremely busy in its production.
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Sorry Mama, I do lke both songs and on another day I may have voted for Last night.
hehe just messing! i'm quite happy to keep both songs all for myself!
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all of these songs are awesome.
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Agreed. In my books Please is second only to Moment of Surrender in terms of everything they've ever recorded - and then only by a mere whisker.

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Velvet Dress for me, although that guitar solo is super beautiful!
Seconded on that solo - an amazing piece of work.
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Please, like One, I find to be a bloated, overrated song that doesn't really go anywhere on the studio version. Meh.
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