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United Colours 0 0%
Slug 0 0%
Your Blue Room 1 1.82%
Always Forever Now 0 0%
A Different Kind of Blue 3 5.45%
Beach Sequence 2 3.64%
Ito Okashi 7 12.73%
One Minute Warning 2 3.64%
Corpse 1 1.82%
Elvis Ate America 33 60.00%
Plot 180 0 0%
Theme From The Swan 4 7.27%
Theme From Let's Go Native 2 3.64%
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Old 02-15-2008, 01:18 AM   #46
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The entire first half of this record is perfection and flows like a dream. The second half is iffy, but has some great moments.
Just delete EAA and the second half works.
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Just delete EAA and the second half works.
I wish I could hear Theme From The Swan though.
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The entire first half of this record is perfection and flows like a dream. The second half is iffy, but has some great moments.
My modifications:

The entire first half of this record (with the exception of A Different Kind of Blue) is good and flows like a dream. The second half is iffy, but has some good moments.

I've always really wanted to like A different Kind of Blue. and I like the chorus, such as it is, but the chanted verses with no music just suck. More than anything else but EAA and Plot 180. And maybe One Minute Warning.
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I wish I could hear Theme From The Swan though.
Buy headphones?
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I've always really wanted to like A different Kind of Blue. and I like the chorus, such as it is, but the chanted verses with no music just suck. More than anything else but EAA and Plot 180. And maybe One Minute Warning.
One Minute Warning?!

But ... but ... it's one of the best tracks, murky and dark!

We're so over. I knew a Zooropa Survivor marriage could just never work.
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Buy headphones?
Still can't hear it. And I can hear your sarcasm from the other side of the planet, so nothing's wrong with my ears.
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One Minute Warning?!

But ... but ... it's one of the best tracks, murky and dark!

We're so over. I knew a Zooropa Survivor marriage could just never work.
Lyrics - decent, as they are sparse.
Drum - very much one of the best on the album
Awful twangy guitar twang - kills it. The last minute+ is amazingthough, because it goes away. But that's only 1/3 of the song. If it were the whole song it might be my #1.
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Still can't hear it. And I can hear your sarcasm from the other side of the planet, so nothing's wrong with my ears.


I think The Swan is at least a bit more audible than Plot 180 and Viva Davidoff.

I don't doubt the first round of Viva Davidoff's non-album category will be mercy ruled in about five minutes after it gets 90 votes to 0.
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Lyrics - decent, as they are sparse.
Drum - very much one of the best on the album
Awful twangy guitar twang - kills it. The last minute+ is amazingthough, because it goes away. But that's only 1/3 of the song. If it were the whole song it might be my #1.
I can't say I have ever thought of One Minute Warning's guitar as notably twangy.
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I really, really want to do a Passengers cartoon period piece. Oh, the room for satire is endless. I can show them watching all kinds of crappy, pretentious Ukrainian films while Larry is locked in the closet.
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I can't say I have ever thought of One Minute Warning's guitar as notably twangy.
If I start at 3:30 I don't mind it at all. I don't love it, but I love very little on Passengers (I will admit that part of this comes from a lack of familiarity, but at the same time, there's a lack of familiarity for a reason).

My problem with a lot of Passengers tracks is that they were perfectly good pieces of music until the lyrics ruined them. And I originally typed songs instead of "tracks" and "pieces of music" but I realized I consider nothing but Your Blue Room and Miss Sarajevo songs, except for maybe Always Forever Now which has terribly annoying lyrics and Slug which I'd love if it weren't for the shit lyrics.

lyrics are really important to me
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I kinda like EAA.


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Ahem. I don't really rank Passengers among my U2 album rankings, as it's not really a u2 album, but I do rather like it. Perhaps even more than a few certain U2 albums.

I have a weakness for movie soundtracks, and especially movie scores, so I looove Passengers. I especially like listening to it when I'm lying in bed before going to sleep, or having it on in the background when I'm writing, as it doesn't prove too distracting.

I'll try to do a ranking:

1. Slug
2. Beach Sequence
3. Always Forever Now
4. Your Blue Room
5. Theme from Let's Go Native
Miss Sarajevo
6. One Minute Warning
7. Theme from The Swan
8. Elvis Ate America
9. United Colours
10. Corpse (These Chains Are Way Too Long)
11. Plot 180
12. Ito Okashi
13. A Different Kind of Blue


that looks about right.
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My problem with a lot of Passengers tracks is that they were perfectly good pieces of music until the lyrics ruined them. And I originally typed songs instead of "tracks" and "pieces of music" but I realized I consider nothing but Your Blue Room and Miss Sarajevo songs, except for maybe Always Forever Now which has terribly annoying lyrics and Slug which I'd love if it weren't for the shit lyrics.

lyrics are really important to me
I'm a lyrics guy, and I don't have a problem with most of the lyrics on Passengers. One Minute Warning, for example, is good lyrically. They slay almost anything post-Pop, that's for sure.
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I'm a lyrics guy, and I don't have a problem with most of the lyrics on Passengers. One Minute Warning, for example, is good lyrically. They slay almost anything post-Pop, that's for sure.
I guess I'm kind of with DreamOutLoud - I just don't consider it a U2 album, but it has its moments and purposes.

One Minute Warning is actually my exception to my dislike for Passengers lyrics (which I don't believe ever got the effort most U2 lyrics got). Just about where the lyrics start, with 1:09 to go, is just about where the obnoxious twang stops and where I start liking the song. But I can't judge it based on 1/4 of the song, and I really dislike the other 3/4.

Edit: re: passenger lyrics better than anything post-pop - I think there's some real gems post-pop. Mostly on ATYCLB - Kite, Walk On, In a Little While, for example.


Also, I get a big kick out of "Elvis...would have been a sissy without Johnny Cash."
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Last time I checked, Passengers wasn't a U2 album.
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