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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 01-08-2013, 08:17 PM   #1
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Best Song Survivor: Pop, Round One

After everything, Interference returned the most predictable possible result for Original Soundtracks 1, but not without a fight. Your Blue Room and Miss Sarajevo shall pass on to the 1990s quarterfinal round, with Slug having been just barely defeated. For comparison's sake, here are the results of the top seven OS1 tracks from the gradual elimination (voting for least favorites) method:

1) Your Blue Room (I'm assuming that it beats out Miss Sarajevo based on the result of the last poll)
2) Miss Sarajevo
3) Slug
4) Always Forever Now
5) Beach Sequence
6) Theme from Let's Go Native
7) Elvis Ate America

And here they are from the voting-for-favorites method:
1) Your Blue Room
2) Miss Sarajevo
3) Slug
4) Beach Sequence
5) Always Forever Now
6) Theme from Let's Go Native
7) Elvush Ate America

What an enormous difference.

Anyway, let's now move to Pop. Pop has twelve songs, and it shall send three songs onto the 1990s quarterfinal. You have 24 hours to vote for your least favorite song, the next song to be eliminated from this contest. For anyone just joining us, rules may be found here.
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This album is tough for me. I think that Discothèque, Mofo, Staring at the Sun, and Please all deserve to advance. I guess my least favorite of the three is Discothèque, but it pains me to say that, because I love the song.

My prediction, however, is that Mofo, Please, and Gone will make it through.
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Toss-up between The Playboy Mansion and IYWTVD for me. After a quick listen, I'm choosing the later I think...
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IYWTVD has always been my least favorite song from that album.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:41 PM   #5
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Why only three to the quarters from Pop when AB sent four?

Anyhow, the knockout rounds of Pop are going to be a nasty, down-and-dirty brawl. Once we get rid of Miami and Playboy Mansion, good luck figuring out the order.

The two I hope advance are Gone and Mofo. As for the third, I can't decide whether it should be LNOE, Dead Man, or Velvet Dress.

It must also be said that this whole album has not shown it's age at all.
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"Last night on earth" for me, I liked it live, but the studio version lacks in power.
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Why only three to the quarters from Pop when AB sent four?
Because of how it placed in the Best Album Survivor contest.
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I love the restrained songs liek Velvet Dress - I voted for playboy mansion
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If You Wear gets a pass for me at least for the first round, because the intro is sex on a stick.

.... that might give it a pass for a few more rounds.

Maybe. We'll see.
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Staring at the Sun has always been my least favourite on this album, though I won't mind if Playboy Mansion goes, that'd be my next vote.

Just hope Miami sticks around for a bit.

Unpopular opinion: the second half is better than the first.
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Playboy Mansion. Revisiting some of these songs, the album is a lot better than I remembered.
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Playboy Mansion. Revisiting some of these songs, the album is a lot better than I remembered.
Actually, that happens with all U2 albums, we're really mean with their work.
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Last Night on Earth for me. Not that it matters since PM will get the popular boot here. There was a time I would have joined in that but I've found some appreciation for it over the years, where LNOE has never done much for me.
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Miami was not bad live, but by god that studio version is atrocious. Even when taking the live improvement into account, I think it's probably still worse than Playboy Mansion. Don't really care which dies first though.

I definitely want Gone and LNOE to advance. As for the third position? Toss-up between DYFL, Mofo, and Please.
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Man, this Pop round 1 just isn't living up to past ones.

Miami is fucking hilarious but it isn't exactly good. Playboy Mansion is somewhere in the middle for me. I'll never understand what the problem is with it.
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