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Old 11-06-2004, 02:27 PM   #31
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I'll admit it....I bawled like a baby to COBL. There I said it.
I cry whenever I hear the chorus. U2 are simply fucking amazing.
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I don't know what exactly is about them....they have this 'something', call it power or ability, to literally verbalize every thought, fear and emotion that I have ever felt and tranliterate it into words and sounds. It is quite sublime..
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I can't...I'm at work.
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(summons up her best Mary Kathering Gallagher impression)

My feelings about this album can be best expressed in a monolouge from the character of Simon played by Greg Kinnear in the 1997 movie As Good As It Gets.

Simon: Alright, what I do is.. I watch people. Do you ever watch someone who doesn't know that your..watchin' 'em? An old lady on a street corner, or some kids getting on a bus to school? Well, they stand there and you look, and all of a sudden this -- flash comes over them, and you know it has nothing to do with anything external, because that hasn't changed. They just suddenly become realer and more alive. If you look at someone long enough, you can discover their humanity.

THIS is what the album has done to me!

SUPERSTAR!!!!
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I haven't listened to the album, but I cried at your post, starsgoblue. That line made me cry in that movie and it makes me cry now. I have no clue why.
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Aww, VertigoGal....c'mere you!

You are going to be besides yourself when you hear this album, love. It's going to be very special to you, I promise.
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Yahweh - best album closer ever. For my money, it's better than Love is Blindness even. Healing, healing...the way it should be done by music. Gently picking you up from the ground, dusting the dirt of your clothes, and then lifting you even higher than you were before you fell.

Also think that this may be only the second U2 album (after AB) where the second half is even nearly as good as the first.
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Yahweh - best album closer ever. For my money, it's better than Love is Blindness even.

Also think that this may be only the second U2 album (after AB) where the second half is even nearly as good as the first.
100% agree, but would add the Joshua Tree to it.
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No need for the caveat boosterjuice. The fact that you did have an emotional response to something as beautiful as that song gives me an immense amount of respect for you.
Thanks starsgoblue. Makes feel good for getting "in touch" with my fellings.
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I was too stunned to cry while listening to this album the first time... until the last track Yahweh . More specifically, when Bono wails before "Take this city..". I cracked right about then, and shed a few tears. Pardon me for saying this, but I sort of felt purified as if God was in the room. This might end up being the greatest album closer ever.
AGREED! God comes in the room when this song is played.
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AGREED! God comes in the room when this song is played.

I really feel...and have always felt that this is where U2's music comes from. I don't know how else to explain the experiences I have had in the past with listening to this band, be it in concert or through my speakers. I have had so many powerful, emotional, cathartic and spirtually soul shaking reactions to them...
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God is the reason why U2 is different from other bands. Without God, there would be a totally different spirit behind their songs. Even in unspiritual albums, God is there, between the lines.

You're right Starsgoblue. I've also had many spiritual soul shaking reactions to U2's music. Especially at the concerts! This album ranks very high on the spiritual chart.
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Seems to me that it is because this album seems to join together all of what U2 has been and will continue to be.

Reading some of your reviews it appears that they are appealing to fans that favor the eighties U2, the nineties U2, and ATYCLB fans, in addition to what should be many new fans as well! That's a lot of different poeple to please and I think they did a wonderful job. Everything for everybody!
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You're right Starsgoblue. I've also had many spiritual soul shaking reactions to U2's music. Especially at the concerts! This album ranks very high on the spiritual chart.
Like Bono said in the Slane DVD...."The Spirit is in the house tonight!"

I can definetly go as far to say this song is a spiritual experience for me. I can't believe I'm managing to type this...I'm shaking and have been for awhile now.
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