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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, 05:45 PM   #46
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Please is an overrated (at least around here) snoozefest in studio form. IN MY OPINION, THAT IS.
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Rating Please below Miami and The Playboy Mansion is even crazier than some of my wacky opinions.
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Please is fantastic, whether it's the Pop studio version, the single version or the live version (the best of the three).
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If it makes you all feel better, I'll cut it out of my cd and send it to you in the mail so you can listen to my copy of Please as well. It's probably pretty lonely since it usually gets skipped. It's like the Isle of Misfit Toys all over again, but in song form!
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The problem with Please is that it took a LONG time for them to figure out how to play it in concert. It took the first US leg for them to do it. Listen to the instrumental version that is floating around Youtube that was recorded during rehearsals for the 1997 VMAs. It's much better than the album cut.
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Please Live >>> Please Studio >>> Please Single (the single version fucking blows. Those strings in particular...eugh).
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:28 PM   #53
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Listening to this album through in preparation for this round actually rammed home to me that this album has a greater level of consistency accross ALL tracks than most U2 albums. I tihnk I like my nomination for first off the boat more in this round than in any other.
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Listening to this album through in preparation for this round actually rammed home to me that this album has a greater level of consistency accross ALL tracks than most U2 albums. I tihnk I like my nomination for first off the boat more in this round than in any other.
I was sort of surprised by that too. Like I said earlier, I listened to The Playboy Mansion and IYWTVD for the first time in a long while, and even they aren't too bad for tracks that I consider to be at the bottom of most of the band's other albums.
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Pop!

I voted The Playboy Mansion. I think I like it and Wake Up Dead Man the same, least amount. Miami definitely doesn't deserve to be voted off soon... I like it very much.
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It's funny seeing some people remarking on this album's consistency, because I find it frustratingly uneven. For me, it literally goes skip one track, two tracks of brilliance, skip two tracks, two tracks of brilliance, skip two tracks, one decent track that may or may not be skipped, two tracks of brilliance, end. Listening to Pop always strengthens my relationship with the skip button.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:29 PM   #57
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Yeah, i am pretty much the opposite - I don't think any songs on Pop are in my top 5, but all are very listenable.
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Yeah, i am pretty much the opposite - I don't think any songs on Pop are in my top 5, but all are very listenable.
Same here.
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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.
True.
Still among the top 6 songs on POP though.
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