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Old 05-21-2006, 12:56 AM   #46
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Old 05-21-2006, 01:19 AM   #47
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I think it's a flawed and brilliant album all at the same time.
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Old 05-21-2006, 09:00 AM   #49
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They realized great singles mostly, Please and If God Will Send His Angels single versions are better than the album ones, and Gone new mix is also excellent with Edge's backing vocals. Pop is definitely one of their best albums
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The over-production on Pop works to its advantage--on HTDAAB it works to its disadvantage because the songs are so different in character. The voice layering I never noticed in Pop (Discotheque) pisses the HELL out of me in HTDAAB, so much that I actually can't listen to songs where Bono's voice is layered, i.e. Crumbs and Yahweh. Furthermore, Pop gains additional dimensions live, while HTDAAB does not. Pop is flawed, and I do wish they had more time to work on it because I think it could have been a masterpiece, but it is also amazing the way it is.

Pop is also one of the four U2 albums I actulaly enjoy listening to in its original state, all the way through, probably behind JT and Zooropa and in front of AB.
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Old 05-28-2006, 01:46 PM   #51
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POP to me soars majestically for seven songs then falls to its death, those last five songs kill what for me could have been a the best U2 album ever, good start though, Discotheque and Do You Feel Loved [ the best single there never was], but sadly and i can remember when i first heard it, thinking after the first few songs they cant carry this on this forever and sadly Miami onwards proved that right in my opinion, theres enough on it to listen to, shame though.
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The best thing about these kinds of threads is they make me want to go and listen to these albums again.

For years. . .YEARS . . .I hated Pop. Hated it. Didn't own it (even now I only have a burned copy made for me by a friend though this summer I will finally buy the album). Didn't want to. But last summer I listend to it for the first time in a long time and I finally "got it." Now, I've come to appreciate it, and it is steadily growing on me. I'm really coming to respect the album and what they tried to do. They really did explore the outer limits with that album. I like how that album just surprises you, you know. There are all kinds of things to discover there--little melodies etc that you find like gems over repeated listenings.

I think HTDAAB is technically more "rock" than Pop was but Pop had more of a rock sensiblity and "attitude" to it than perhaps any U2 album ever.
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POP to me soars majestically for seven songs then falls to its death, those last five songs kill what for me could have been a the best U2 album ever, good start though, Discotheque and Do You Feel Loved [ the best single there never was], but sadly and i can remember when i first heard it, thinking after the first few songs they cant carry this on this forever and sadly Miami onwards proved that right in my opinion, theres enough on it to listen to, shame though.
If you are saying 'Please' and 'Wake Up Dead Man' kill the record, then I must respond with
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Overall, the 2nd half of Pop is weaker than the first.

However, I feel the same could be said of almost all of their albums.
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Neither do it for me.
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Please is one of the best songs ever created by U2. Im sad they never play it anymore (just like the whole POP album!!)

POP for me is the best album U2 has made.

It just grabbed me and never let go anymore.

Every song on the album has it's highs. (Maybe 2 weaker ones).

Viva la POP! And the latest signs from U2 (Bono shorter hair again, The edge going back POP look) i would love too see another POP album.
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Please is one of the best songs ever created by U2. Im sad they never play it anymore (just like the whole POP album!!)

POP for me is the best album U2 has made.

It just grabbed me and never let go anymore.

Every song on the album has it's highs. (Maybe 2 weaker ones).

Viva la POP! And the latest signs from U2 (Bono shorter hair again, The edge going back POP look) i would love too see another POP album.
What 2 weaker ones are you talking about?
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Miami i think could have had some more work and Playboy Mansion.

Miami live was much better then the album version.

Also keep in mind that POP was actually a rushed album and still it sounds amazing.
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the last half is as brilliant as the first. you just have to wait until it hits you in the head.
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Old 05-29-2006, 01:32 PM   #60
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the last half is as brilliant as the first. you just have to wait until it hits you in the head.
Indeed you need to get through the songs so to say to find the greatness.

But anyone saying Please isnt great is in my eyes out of their mind.
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