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Old 02-15-2006, 03:01 PM   #16
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Zoo Station - It's taken me 14 years to finally warm to this strange transition from The Joshua Tree!

Please - Disliked it (along with the rest of Pop) until I heard first the live performance from the MTV video awards, and then the single version. Now I can't live without it; in any version.

Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses - I always liked the Temple Bar version, but very recently I've come around to the album version lead to it by rediscovering Zoo Station.

When I Look At The World & New York - Pretty much left buried in ATYCLB's B-Side until last year. It took relistening to New York live to make me come around to it.

Stateless - Never even gave this one much of a chance as I considered it too boring. But now with the A Side of ATYCLB and HTDAAB as a whole, I've gotten rock songs to keep me happy so I can go back and enjoy the slower stuff.

The Unforgettable Fire & Bad - The former I never game much of a chance until I heard it on the 80's best of. Bad I never cared for until I bought Wide Awake In America.

The B Side of War. Surrender, Like A Song, 2 Hearts... I bought War, Boy and October together after becoming a rabid fan during The Joshua Tree's height and never gave them much of a listen because they were too different from the Eno/Lanios releases. Now going back, I appreciate War's second half as much as anything they've ever done.

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Old 02-15-2006, 03:11 PM   #17
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The first time I heard With or Without You, I was like what is that? But, now I love it.

On a whole Zooropa...It is the album I listen to the least...but still like it.

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Old 02-15-2006, 03:37 PM   #18
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Most definently hated LAPOE untill I heard it live

And I definently didn't like Promenade or Heartland the first time I heard both of them, but now theyre two of my favorites
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Old 02-15-2006, 04:14 PM   #19
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Perhaps I should be ashamed to admit this, but I guess I might as will get it off my chest!

HTDAAB: I initially disliked all songs but Vertigo, Miracle Drug, COBL, and ABOY

ATYCLB: I only liked Beautiful Day at first

Pop: Liked most of it right away (except for Miami and the Playboy Mansion)

Zooropa: I liked pretty well all of this album after just a couple listens

Achtung Baby: Only liked One at first... took me about a month to love the whole album!

80s: I only liked With or Without You after the first few listens, and there weren't really any other 80s songs I was into.

But now I love most albums, though I'm still not into October, War, or Rattle and Hum. But just as I grew to love all the others, I'm sure I'll be into them soon enough!
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The Unforgettable Fire, believe it or not. When I first got the Best Of 1980-1990 at age eleven, I loved all the tracks up to I Will Follow, then I'd usually just stop the CD and start again.

It wasn't for another 4-5 years or so that it suddenly dawned on me how brilliant UF is. I now rank it as the third best song of all time.
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Old 02-15-2006, 05:33 PM   #21
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Same as Bono_212, LAPOE, till I heard it live. Great song with a lot of depth.
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Old 02-15-2006, 06:05 PM   #22
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"If You Wear That Velvet Dress"

October took a week or two.

"Trip Through Your Wires" (which I'm still not a big fan of by any stretch)

"Heartland" (so sue me--I love them shits now)

"The First Time"

They've all got their own stories and they all took varying degrees of adjustment on my part. But the list is at least semi-valid. Good stuff. Good thread.

I'm totally surprised by how many songs I'm reading about from the last two albums and from The Joshua Tree or Achtung Baby. Amazing, to me.
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Old 02-15-2006, 06:07 PM   #23
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Well, I'd say most of Pop. There was an adjustment period for me, and then I realized how brilliant it was.
That's how it was for me, too.

I also didn't realize how great Dirty Day and In A Little While were for a long time.
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Old 02-15-2006, 06:10 PM   #24
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Old 02-15-2006, 06:13 PM   #25
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I can't believe that for the first few times i heard LAPOE, i hated it but now i it

I especially loved it when i watched Bono banging that drum right in front of me
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If God Will Send His Angels took me a while. I'm not sure why. I used to skip through it, but now I quite like it. I've come to really appreciate its lyrics.
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Original of the Species, Elevation, Vertigo, In A Little While, Staring at the Sun, come to think of took me a while to enjoy a lot of the last two albums
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miami: had to hear a live version before i realized how cool it was. pop as a whole took me a few years to warm up to, but now i consider it one of my favorite albums.

red light: for years i would skip this song just because i thought i hated it. as it turns out, it's pretty catchy.

numb: it just weirded me out for a long time. took a lot of listens for me to appreciate it.

yahweh: at first the lyrics just bugged me too much to really enjoy it. it's grown on me though, and now i don't skip it like i used to. (i still skip vertigo and ABOY, though )

love and peace or else: again, just took it a while to grown on me.
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IGWSHA took me a while to enjoy and so did the majority of the ATYCLB album.
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Fire, Mofo, Last Night On Earth, Miss Sarajevo, Two Hearts Beat As One and Like A Song. All which I love dearly now.

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