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Old 05-14-2005, 07:40 PM   #1
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I finally realized the greatness of U2's "Pop" album

I often overlooked this album , because of what others said about it. But I decided to try it out. I got it off ebay for $6.00 new. I own every U2 CD except "Zooropa" and I just got "Pop".

I must say this album has totally blown me away. This is going to be in my stereo for awhile. I'm really digging "Last Night On Earth". Sorry for my rambling ... I'm just really excited.

"Zooropa" is next.
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Congratulations. Pop is my favourite U2 album.

PS The song is called "If You Wear That Velvet Dress". Felt is for muppets. loll
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Gone is among U2's top 5 tunes.
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Old 05-14-2005, 07:50 PM   #4
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Gone is among U2's top 5 tunes.
Yeah ... I always loved that song before I got the CD. Same with "Staring At The Sun".
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Old 05-14-2005, 08:25 PM   #5
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Last Night On Earth is pure brilliance.

Gone & Staring are also up there.

My flavour of the month off pop atm is MoFo.
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Honestly,
I'm a fairly new U2 fan. I mean, I liked there stuff growing up, but now I own almost every cd and even buying books.

But I have to say Pop is one of my favorites as well. I guess I can understand when people say they don't like it b/c it's so different from their original music, but I love it.
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Good for you!!!! Great great album largely misunderstood and ignored.
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Congratulations, you now have a copy of the greatest album made by anyone, ever.
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I love 5-7. And 10 is brilliance.
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#2 on my album rankings, the top 4 of which are static and non-changing...second only to the mighty AB.

Please is the best song. Please is, imo, is one of the top 10 songs U2 have ever recorded, and live(on the live recordings I've heard at least, didn't get to go to a Popmart show), it was mindblowing.
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POP is great. One of my favourites. And you should get Zooropa.
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Only Playboy Mansion and If God Will Send His Angels are less than average U2 songs, and listen to the guitar in IGWSHA and you will realise how great this song could have and should have been
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Let us not forget the greatness that is "Please"
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Only Playboy Mansion and If God Will Send His Angels are less than average U2 songs, and listen to the guitar in IGWSHA and you will realise how great this song could have and should have been
My two favorite songs on the album...
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My two favorite songs on the album...
....and such differences of opinion shows why PoP is such a wonderfully diverse and unique album...

My 5th fave album

My rankings

1. discotheque
2. please
3. last night on earth
4. mofo
5. do you feel loved
6. if you wear that velvet dress
7. staring at the sun
8. miami
9. wake up dead man
10. gone
11. playboy mansion
12. if god will send his angels
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Please and Gone are two of U2's best ever. Do You Feel Loved is so severely underrated. that bass line.. . Staring At The Sun is good, I feel it should be great, but something's missing. And Discotheque is just fun. And lyrically especially, it's one of the best U2 records hands down.
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Re: I finally realized the greatness of U2's "Pop" album

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I finally realized the greatness of U2's "Pop" album
What took you so long?

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... I feel it should be great, but something's missing....
Did they leave it in the duty free?

Pop is a good album, very underated in many ways. They didn't quite pull everything off IMO, but I still think it's really good.

Please is an amazing song, and whoever said it, the live versions I've heard are great too. Gone and Last Night on Earth are easily amongst the best songs on there, and their performance of Last Night On Earth from Mexico City is unbelievably good - get hold of it now!!

IGWSHA is a beautiful song and quite underated (like much of the album). I better stop or I'll just end up bigging up the whole album. Not their best work, but I still love it.
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get Zooropa NOW!

plus- go Pop!
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