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Old 08-30-2017, 12:08 PM   #76
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Thought the same thing

Solid tune, IMO. Really enjoying the instrumentation during the verses
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This sounded very "live" to me. It's probably the actual performance of the nightclub, so live with some prerecorded stuff backing..
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Great tune, SOE will be great.
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This is gonna be a fun one live. The chorus is much better in the context of the full song as expected. Much rawer sound than SOI too. The bass is aggressive, Edge's riff is interesting and it has a very dark/garage rock/the Killers vibe.
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Same here. Intro sort of struck me as Magnificent meets The Miracle. Verse was groovy. The chorus seemed a bit weak to me in comparison, but it was growing on me by the end.

But yeah, a decent tune I thought. We'll see what happens after a couple of more listens over time.
Yeah if anything the chorus is the weak part of the song.

Let's give it another spin.
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First impression is that it's definitely their best effort in a long time fusing a classic U2 sound with a more modern approach to tempo and beat. It's a loooooot better than The Miracle (which I, believe it or not, always thought was kinda crap from the first listen), that's for sure. I think I enjoy the first part the best actually; the chorus is good, but a bit repetitive and doesn't mesh perfectly with the rest. Great effort overall, though!

This opinion will obviously change 100 times over the next months, obviously.
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way more than i was expecting! sounds much better on headphones!
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Is Sil ok??

I hope no one died watching that.

All in all this seems refreshingly straightforward and not too overproduced like the last two lead singles. Then again, who knows what the album version will sound like. It was a smart choice to reintroduce themselves with this live version (or whatever hybrid between the two it is).

It's all about Adam on this one.
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As much as I'm kind of lukewarm about it, I will say that it has more soul than anything from SoI.
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This is gonna be a fun one live. The chorus is much better in the context of the full song as expected. Much rawer sound than SOI too. The bass is aggressive, Edge's riff is interesting and it has a very dark/garage rock/the Killers vibe.
Agree, this sounds more raw/garage than they have in a long time..
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shock horror, zoomerang96 doesn't like what he heard. genuinely glad you folks do, though.

i'm going to watch norm macdonald videos now to make myself feel better.
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Oh yes! Now that's the U2 I was hoping for. I would describe it as "cool." That's not something I've been able to say about many recent U2 songs, even the ones I loved.
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So that intro and first verse are good. There's some interesting guitar work going on. Not bad. Not bad.
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i recorded, and am listening back now. Gotta say. Great opening, LOVE the bass in before the chorus. Lyrically ok. But they fit and flow well in the song.
Definitely getting the Vertigo references, This thing really does rock.
The bridge is nice as well, and wow, i like that ramp up out of the bridge.
Also think this is one of the best uses of Bono doing an ooooohhh oh oh, ooooh, oh, oh oh.

overall it seems more organic than SOI material, and definitely a step up for me, above Invisible.

ok, finished. I love it, i really do.

I was one that was very non-plussed by Invisible when it came out. It has grown on me a bit. But this one I'm very happy with. So cool. Great tune!!!!
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