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Old 09-28-2007, 08:40 PM   #1
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Most underrated songs by album

here's mine

Twilight - Boy
Tomorrow - October
Refugee - War
Promenade - Unforgettable Fire
Exit - Joshua Tree
Van Diemen's Land/Hawkmoon 269 - R&H
Wild Horses (Temple Bar Edit) - Achtung Baby
Wanderer - Zooropa
Gone - Pop
New York - ATYCLB
Love and Peace or Else - HTDAAB

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underrated by who?

the band? the fans? the critics? radio? Interference? me?

well, i guess it comes down to songs that i love that i feel don't get talked about a lot by the band, or played, after the tour for the album they were on. So:

Boy -- An Cat Dub/Into The Heart (Yes, I know they played it on Vertigo, but before that!?)
October -- With A Shout
War -- Surrender
The Unforgettable Fire -- Wire
The Joshua Tree -- Red Hill Mining Town
Rattle & Hum -- Hawkmoon 269
Achtung Baby -- So Cruel
Zooropa -- Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car
Pop -- Miami
All That You Can't Leave Behind -- Peace On Earth
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb -- One Step Closer (beautiful and powerful and I don't know why it's get lambasted so much on here )
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Another Time Another Place - Boy
With A Shout - October
Red Light/ Like A Song - War
Indian Summer Sky - UF
In God's Country - JT
Love Rescue Me - RH
So Cruel - Achtung
Numb - Zooropa
Always Forever Now - Passengers
Miami - Pop
Peace On Earth - ATYCLB
Crumbs From Your Table - HTDAAB
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Wow Fitz!
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How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb -- One Step Closer (beautiful and powerful and I don't know why it's get lambasted so much on here )
YES. It's one of the few HTDAAB songs I still find listenable.

As for my own list ... well, since we're not clear on what's meant exactly for under-rated, I'll go with something similar to you: "under-rated live by the band, i.e. the band under-rated its power and tossed out the song way too early".

Boy: Twilight (No performances seince 1984? Come on!)
October: Tomorrow (I just can't believe a song as strong as this has not been played since mid-1983.)
War: Seconds (Seems totally forgotten; I think it'd fit comfortably into any set from the 2000s.)
The Unforgettable Fire: Indian Summer Sky (Just nine performances? I think this one really owned.)
The Joshua Tree: Exit (One of U2's strongest live songs, and it's only been done once since 1987? Insane.)
Rattle And Hum: Heartland (When the live performances of possibly the best song in your catalogue consist of just two snippets, you know something's wrong.)
Achtung Baby: Acrobat (Do I even need to explain?)
Zooropa: Dirty Day (Hey, U2, ten performances are not enough.)
Pop: Last Night On Earth (Leaving this to the past of Popmart is criminal.)
ATYCLB: When I Look At The World (Best song on the album and it's been snippeted - not even played in full - merely once? Incomprehensible.)
HTDAAB: Crumbs From Your Table (I wish they'd spent more time ironing this one out as it deserved a live career far more than crap like SYCMIOYO.)
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Originally posted by FitzChivalry
underrated by who?

the band? the fans? the critics? radio? Interference? me?

well, i guess it comes down to songs that i love that i feel don't get talked about a lot by the band, or played, after the tour for the album they were on. So:

Boy -- An Cat Dub/Into The Heart (Yes, I know they played it on Vertigo, but before that!?)
October -- With A Shout
War -- Surrender
The Unforgettable Fire -- Wire
The Joshua Tree -- Red Hill Mining Town
Rattle & Hum -- Hawkmoon 269
Achtung Baby -- So Cruel
Zooropa -- Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car
Pop -- Miami
All That You Can't Leave Behind -- Peace On Earth
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb -- One Step Closer (beautiful and powerful and I don't know why it's get lambasted so much on here )
Wow, I totally agree with this list! But I also love Indian Summer Skies off of UF and Rejoice off of October. I really love Hawkmook 269!
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How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb -- One Step Closer (beautiful and powerful and I don't know why it's get lambasted so much on here )
cause it sucks donkey ass
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October: Tomorrow (I just can't believe a song as strong as this has not been played since mid-1983.)
It would be interesting if they paired this with SYCMIOYO, since both songs are about Bono's parents. Oh wait, I know why they haven't--because they'd realize Tomorrow pwns Sometimes. Sometimes was moving the first time or two I heard it live, but I don't think it was strong enough to be in the set every night. I'd love to hear a pairing of Kite and Tomorrow, too.

Boy: Stories for Boys
October: Tomorrow
War: Two Hearts Beat As One
UF: Elvis Presley and America (this song gets so short-changed around here. I'd never want to hear it live, but it's so dark and moody and exactly right in its matching of lyrics and music)
JT: One Tree Hill (I almost said In God's Country, but I think it's too earnest of a song for the band to be able to pull off now live)
RH: God Part II
AB: I wish they'd just come out and say why they haven't ever played Acrobat.
Zooropa: Zooropa
Pop: I have to agree with Axver on LNOE. It's too rocking of a song to have just disappeared
ATYCLB: I think I'm the only person in the whole world who actually likes In A Little While, but I think I like it enough for at least several people
HTDAAB: Crumbs was one of my favorite songs when the album first came out. I think it would've worked live had they slowed it down just a little. I have a hunch it will come back, if only because of its theme.
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I can't just vote for one song in some albums, so...

Boy: Shadows And Tall Trees / Twilight
October (the whole album is highly underrated, but...): Scarlet / I Fall Down
War: Refugee
TUF: Promenade / 4th Of July / Indian Summer Sky
JT: In God's Country
R&H: Love Rescue Me / Angel Of Harlem / When Love Comes To Town
AB: Even Better Than The Real Thing / Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
Zooropa: Babyface / Numb / Lemon
Pop: The Playboy Mansion / Staring At The Sun / Do You Feel Loved
ATYCLB: Stuck In A Moment / Grace
HTDAAB: Yahweh / One Step Closer / All Because Of You
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Wow Fitz!
What? What did I do that deserves an ????



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What? What did I do that deserves an ????



Relax! I was just surprised at how similar our lists looked.
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cause it sucks donkey ass

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Relax! I was just surprised at how similar our lists looked.

Oh. Whoops.

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Well argued.

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Boy- Another time, Another place
October- Stranger in A Strangeland
War- The Refugee
Unforgettable Fire- Indian Summer Sky
Joshua Tree- Exit
Rattle and Hum- Hawkmoon 269/ God Part II
Achtung Baby- So Cruel...acrobat wasnt played b/c of the odd guitar timing although i think they could work it out
Zooropa- Babyface
Pop- If You Wear That Velvet Dress / Do You Feel Loved
ATYCLB- New York/ When I Look At The World
HTDAAB- Miracle Drug/ Yahweh/ Man and A Woman
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and to argue

the song is slow..boring..repetitive..and DULL..
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Boy= Twilight

October=October

War= Two Hearts Beat As One

UF=Wire

JT= Mother's of the Disappeared

R&H= When Love Comes To Town

Achtung Baby=Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World

Zooropa= Dirty Day

Pop=Do You Feel Loved

ATYCLB=In a Little While

HTDAAB= All Because of You
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and to argue

the song is slow..boring..repetitive..and DULL..
no. repetitive is Gwen Stefani singing (an ruining an otherwise perfect pop-rock song), "A simple kind of life . . . A simple kind of life . . . A simple kind of life . . . A simple kind of life . . . simple kind of life . . . . simple kind of life . . . A simple kind of life . . . " 85 x before it finally fades out!!!!!

Now that's repetitive!
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Boy: Stories For Boys
October: I Threw A Brick Through A Window
War: Like A Song...
TUF: Indian Summer Sky
JT: In God's Country / Red Hill Mining Town
R&H: Love Rescue Me
AB: So Cruel
Zooropa: Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car / Babyface
Pop: Do You Feel Loved
ATYCLB: When I Look At The World
HTDAAB: Crumbs From Your Table / Miracle Drug
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