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Old 05-19-2005, 08:36 AM   #1
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So Cruel: Worst U2 Song Ever!!!

To quote beloved film critic and "Raisenette" hawker Roger Ebert, I hated this song. Hated hated hated hated hated it. It's the only black spot on an otherwise great album.

I can understand the "evil", "dark" undertones that Dan says So Cruel was influenced by, and it does segue well into The Fly...but besides that, it's awful. The lyrics suck (well, mostly), the melody is bland and doesn't go anywhere, etc. etc. And I just hate it.

Anybody else agree? Just stating my opinion!
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Re: So Cruel: Worst U2 Song Ever!!!

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Anybody else agree?
Not me!
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The "heart" of AB. One of U2's best moments.
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Should've been given an acoustic try-out on ZooTV if you ask me.
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Old 05-19-2005, 08:47 AM   #5
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one of the best and most underappreciated song that U2 has ever written......many of U2's best sentiments wrapped in one: love, loss, confusion, regret etc
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Old 05-19-2005, 08:55 AM   #6
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no no no no no
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Old 05-19-2005, 08:57 AM   #7
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It's too long, but it's still a good song
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Definitely disagree !! So Cruel is a GREAT song ...
Bono said how he wrote this song because he understood what Edge was going through ... describing Edge's relationship with his first wife Aislinn ...
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Re: So Cruel: Worst U2 Song Ever!!!

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The lyrics suck
no they don't

fair enough if it's your opinion but i think the lyrics are fantastic, even if the melody doesn't exactly re-invent the wheel
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Old 05-19-2005, 09:25 AM   #10
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Horrible song. No hook, no passion, no nothing.

Worst song on AB, hands down.
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So Cruel is a great song, and I love its placement on the album, right in the middle. Definitely the heart and soul of Achtung Baby.
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Old 05-19-2005, 09:47 AM   #12
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bad thread.









So Cruel is a beauty of a song. Most artists would pee in their pants if they came up with this one
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Your opinion is WRONG!
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Old 05-19-2005, 09:59 AM   #14
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IMO it's the 2nd worse song in AB... but I disagree with your topic, SC isn't so, so bad...
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I didn't like it for some initial listenings.
Now I love it.
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this stinks - who farted?
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Old 05-19-2005, 10:25 AM   #17
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Just to put in my two cents, I agree this is the worst song on AB by far. It is the only song I skip when listening to the album and the only blemish on an otherwise perfect album.
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first impression of this song was not very appealing for me so i always skip it, but i guess i never gave this song a chance to grow on me.
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So Cruel, the "heart" of the album? I don't understand that statement. It's not that I disagree with such a notion, it's just that I don't get it. If someone could enlighten me, I'd appreciate it.

I just feel So Cruel is the Trip Thru You Wires of Achtung Baby- a sort of fun, but mostly forgettable song that "blemishes an otherwise perfect album" (as one person nicely put it).

Also, some of you folks really should settle down. Don't get so antsy just because I hate this song! I'll take that as a compliment, though; my opinion must be so revered, that people get upset when it doesn't match their own!

Remember, opinions are like assholes...if mine doesn't soot your fancy, then don't sniff it. Take care
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It's not even close to being on my list of favorite U2 songs, but it's far from the worst. Far, far, far.
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