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Old 11-14-2005, 06:32 AM   #16
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Pop versus ATYCLB

Discoteque versus Beautiful Day
this is really difficult. I understand that Beautiful Day is really inspiring. It's moved me to tears live on several occassions. But Discoteque is just so fucking awesome.

Do you feel loved versus Stuck
If Stuck were featured as an acoustic song here, it'd be the clear choice. But the over produced version just doesn't do as much for me. Do you feel loved also has such powerful sexual lyrics and Adam's bass

MOFO versus Elevation
MOFO shits all over Elevation. I can only enjoy Elevation live.

IGWSHA versus Walk On
Walk on, but barely. Of course if we compare these songs live Walk On walks all over IGWSHA

Staring versus Kite
Kite. That song is so beautiful. I feel like it reaches the depths that Staring sought.

Last Night versus In a little while
In a little while has always felt special to me. And then the Joey Ramone connection just furthered that love.

Gone versus Wild Honey
Wild Honey is one of the rare tracks that I just really don't care for.

Miami versus Peace on Earth
Miami is just too cool. I really don't like comparing these songs though, as they're just so different. Peace on Earth can really hit me hard sometimes.

Playboy mansion versus When I look at the world
again a comparison i just don't like. that solo towards the end in
When i look at the end of the world is brilliant. still, i like the groove in playboy mansion more.

Velvet Dress versus New York
New York. It's such a cool riff

Please versus Grace
Please....no odd rhymes

Dead Man versus Ground Beneath Her Feet
tie. Both of these songs bore me sometimes, and both of these songs reach my heart sometimes.

Pop 7
ATYCLB 4

Both had amazing tours that couldn't be more different from each other. Bono's vocals on both tours featured amazing moments and low moments.

Pop versus HTDAAB
Discoteque versus Vertigo
This is a tough one. I'm going to go with Discoteque, but that could easily change.

Do you feel loved versus Miracle Drug
Miracle Drug just does something to me. It's beautiful, inspiring, and just a great lyric.

MOFO versus Sometimes
I'm going to say MOFO, but I could regret that. Bono's vocals on Sometimes are so endearing. His heart is just on the slab. One song is about his mom and the other is about his dad. MOFO is just such a trip though,

IFWSHA versus LAPOE
Love and peace....there is no doubt here.

Staring versus City
City is just tremendously beautiful.

Last Night versus All Because of You
Last night. The chorus in all because of you is annoying

Gone versus Man and a Woman
Gone. I mean AMAAW is really just a b side

Miami versus Crumbs
It's strange. I thought Crumbs was the under-rated song on Bomb until people started begging for it on tour. Now it's become over-rated. Miami is just so cool.

Playboy mansion versus One Step Closer
OSC is so understated. I just love it. It's my theme song, really.

Velvet versus Original of the Species
I do love the melody in OOTS, but it's production and the Bono "do do do's" annoy me. Velvet isn't a great song though, but it gets points for it's originality.

Please versus Yahweh
Both prayers. And, both are beautiful songs. I'm going to go with Please on this one.

Fast Cars versus Wake Up
I just saw Fast Cars live in Oakland. God, i love this song. The rhythm, the beat, the flow, the lyrics...everything is fantastic.

Pop 7
Bomb 5

It's interesting that the score is as close as it is. I love Pop more as an album on the whole more. Nevertheless, like bono has said, Bomb has some of U2's best songs - it's just that the album doesn't feel whole.
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Another Achtung Baby Vs. Pop one...

1. Zoo Station Vs. Discotheque
Love both songs, but Discotheque just edges it for me.

2. Even Better Than The Real Thing Vs. Do You Feel Loved
Easy decision this time.

3. One Vs. Mofo
Both great songs, but One is one of my favourites

4. Until The End Of The World Vs. If God Will Send His Angels
Another easy decision here, UTEOTW is just

5. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Vs. Staring At The Sun
Adore both songs, the former being one of the songs that got me into U2, but for some reason I just love Staring At The Sun

6. So Cruel Vs. Last Night On Earth
Both good songs, but LNOE wins this one.

7. The Fly Vs. Gone
The Fly wins this one easily.

8. Mysterious Ways Vs. Miami
Not a big fan of either to be honest.

9. Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World Vs. The Playboy Mansion
Both are underrated songs I feel, but theres just something that I love about TTTYAATW that I can't quite put my finger on.

10. Ultra Violet Vs. If You Wear That Velvet Dress
UV is one of my favourites on AB.

11. Acrobat Vs. Please
Tough one, very very tough one, but I'll go for Acrobat.

12. Love Is Blindness Vs. Wake Up Dead Man
Just love WUDM, both are great closers though.

AB - 6
Pop - 5
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JT vs AB, with Spanish Eyes placed in JT to make it fair. I put Spanish Eyes where I feel it best fits in terms of flow.

1. Streets vs Zoo Station
Not even a contest.

2. ISHFWILF vs EBTTRT
I think ISHFWILF is over-rated but I feel it's a far deeper track than EBTTRT and it wins out here.

3. WOWY vs One
One is but a shadow of WOWY. Both suffer from a lack of completion (Shine Like Stars and "do you hear us coming?" respectively), and with this considered, WOWY stands considerably better.

4. Bullet vs UTEOTW
One of the great Achtung classics.

5. RTSS vs WGRYWH
RTSS has some of U2's greatest, most poetic lyrics to beautiful music. WGRYWH has "empty as a vacant lot".

6. RHMT vs So Cruel
RHMT is an amazingly sung overlooked classic.

7. In God's Country vs The Fly
The Fly, a rock classic for the ages. IGC's great but it can't compete with Fly's solo.

8. Spanish Eyes vs Mysterious Ways
Spanish Eyes owns so many things it's not funny.

9. Trip vs TTTYAATW
The battle of the weakest songs. JT's weakest isn't as weak as AB's weakest.

10. One Tree Hill stomps the shit out of Ultra Violet

11. Exit vs Acrobat
Battle of the dark religious-themed songs! Thank goodness Exit's production is too quiet, otherwise this might've been too hard.

12. Mothers vs Love Is Blindness
Hardest pick of the lot - both very dark, haunting, eerie closers with fantastic lyrics. LIB's heart-wrenching solo just got it over the line.

Final results:

JT (+ Spanish Eyes) = 8
AB = 4

The four Achtung songs to win their battle are the four that I actually do feel are classics. Who's shocked?
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Streets vs Zoo station
1:0 for JT, by far.

I still haven't found... vs Even better
2:0

WOWY vs One
Depends, live - especially on a good night - WOWY is better. Album, One is stronger. Both classics, this has to be a tie.3:1

Bullet vs UTETOTW
Until the end rules - both album and live. 3:2

Running vs Horses
Nothing against Horses, but Running is one of my all time favourites. 4:2

Town vs So cruel
Again, enjoy Town, but So cruel is arguably my fave U2 song ever.
4:3

Country vs Fly
For me, Country slightly ahead. 5:3

Trip vs Ways
Mysterious ways is better, hands down.
5:4

Hill vs Tryin'
Hill, definitely.
6:4

Exit vs Violet
Violet. Might be different if Exit wasn't such a mess on the album.
6:5

Mothers vs Acrobat
Acrobat. Next to One and UTEOTW, this is the closest they got to a great song on AB.
6:6

Heartland vs Love is blindness
While Love is blindness is a better closer, I think Heartland is the better song. 7:6
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Not sure anyone's done this: ATYCLB vs Bomb

BD vs Vertigo
BD 1:0

Stuck vs Drug
Stuck 2:0

Sometimes vs Elevation
Sometimes 3:0

Love and peace vs Walk on
tie, both a bit overrated 4:1

Kite vs City
City, but barely 5:1

IALW vs ABOY
IALW 5:2

Wild honey vs AMAAW
Wild honey 5:3

POE vs Crumbs
Crumbs 6:3

WILATW vs Step
Step 7:3

New York vs Original
Original 8:3

Grace vs Yahweh
Yahweh 9:3

Ground vs Cars
Ground 9:4
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ATYCLB Vs. HTDAAB

Beautiful Day Vs. Vertigo
Tie: 0-0
Stuck Vs. Miracle Drug
0-1
Elevation Vs. SYCMIOYO
0-2
Walk On Vs. LAPOE
0-3
Kite Vs. COBL
1-3
IALW Vs. ABOY
2-3
Wild Honey Vs. AMAAW
2-4
Peace On Earth Vs. Crumbs
2-5
WILATW Vs. One Step Closer
3-5
New York Vs. OOTS
3-6
Grace Vs. Yahweh
3-7
TGBHF Vs. Fast Cars
4-7

ATYCLB 4
HTDAAB 7



War Vs. The Unforgettable Fire

Sunday Bloody Sunday Vs. A Sort Of Homecoming
1-0
Seconds Vs. Pride
1-1
New Year's Day Vs. Wire
2-1
Like A Song Vs. The Unforgettable Fire
2-2
Drowning Man Vs. Promenade
2-3
The Refugee Vs. 4th Of July
3-3
Two Hearts Beat As One Vs. Bad
3-4
Red Light Vs. Indian Summer Sky
3-5
Surrender Vs. Elvis Presley And America
4-5
"40" Vs. MLK
5-5

War 5
The Unforgettable Fire 5



The Unforgettable Fire Vs. Zooropa

A Sort Of Homecoming Vs. Zooropa
0-1
Pride Vs. Babyface
1-1
Wire Vs. Numb
Tie: 1-1
The Unforgettable Fire Vs. Lemon
1-2
Promenade Vs. Stay
1-3
4th July Vs. Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car
Tie: 1-3
Bad Vs. Some Days Are Better Than Others
2-3
Indian Summer Sky Vs. The First Time
3-3
Elvis Presley And America Vs. Dirty Day
3-4
MLK Vs. The Wanderer
4-4

The Unforgettable Fire 4
Zooropa 4
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U2girl ???? can you recheck your scoring for Leave Behind vs. Bomb and repost your score... I think even you may have trouble figuring out exactly what happened...
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Achtung Baby vs. Joshua Tree

1. Zoo Station vs. Streets
0-1

2. EBTTRT vs. ISHFWILF
1-1

3. One vs. With or Without You
1-2

4. Until the End of the World vs. Bullet the Blue Sky
1-3

5. Wild Horses vs. RTSS
2-3

6. So Cruel vs. Red Hill Mining Town
2-4

7. The Fly vs. In God's Country
3-4

8. Mysterious Ways vs. TTYW
4-4

9. TTTYAATW vs. One Tree Hill
4-5

10. Ultraviolet vs. Exit
5-5

11. Acrobat vs. Mothers
6-5

12. Love is Blindness vs. Spanish Eyes
7-5

Final Score:
AB: 7
JT: 5
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Quote:
Originally posted by U2girl
ATYCLB vs Bomb

BD vs Vertigo
BD 1:0

Stuck vs Drug
Stuck 2:0

Elevation vs Sometimes
Sometimes 2:1

Walk on vs LAPOE
Walk on 3:1

Kite vs City (hard choice)
City 3:2

IALW vs ABOY (hard choice too)
ABOY 3:3

Wild honey vs AMAAW
Wild honey 4:3

POE vs Crumbs
Crumbs 4:4

WILATW vs Step
Step 4:5

New York vs Original
Original 4:6

Grace vs Yahweh
Yahweh 4:7

Ground vs Cars
Ground 5:7
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Boy v. War

1) I Will Follow / *SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY*
2) *TWILIGHT* / Seconds
3) An Cat Dubh - Into The Heart / *NEW YEAR'S DAY*
4) Out of Control / *LIKE A SONG...*
5) Stories for Boys / *DROWNING MAN*
6) The Ocean / *THE REFUGEE*
7) *A DAY WITHOUT ME* / Two Hearts
8) *ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE* / Red Light
9) *THE ELECTRIC CO* / Surrender
10) Shadows and Tall Trees / *40*

War 6, Boy 4
The first 5 songs of War are a tour de force...Boy picks up songs on the back end.
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A different sort of comparison now

ATYCLB
BD=90/100
Stuck=80/100
Elevation=70/100
Walk On=85/100 (99/100 live)
Kite=95/100
Little While=90/100
Wild Honey=65/100
Peace=80/100
Look at the world=85/100
New York=80/100
Grace=60/100
Ground=75/100
average of 80/100

HTDAAB
Vertigo=90
Miracle Drug=95
Sometimes=80
Love and peace=85
City=95
ABOY=70
AMAAW=68
Crumbs=82
OSC=85
OOTS=75
Yahweh=80
Fast Cars=80
82/100 average

Pop
Disco=90
DYFL=88
MOFO=90
God=85
Sun=75
Last night=75
Gone=85
Miami=85
Playboy=85
Velvet Dress=75
Please=90
Dead=80
83.5/100

Zooropa
1. Zooropa=85
2. Babyface=85
3. Numb=75
4. Lemon=80
5. Stay=90
6. Daddy's=90
7. Some days=70
8. First Time=90
9. Dirty Day=80
10. Wanderer=80
82.5/100

AB
1. Zoo Station=80
2. Real thing=75
3. One=95
4. UTEOTW=90
5. Wild Horses=90
6. So Cruel=85
7. the fly=85
8. MW=85
9. TTTYAATW=85
10. UV=95
11. Acrobat=85
12. Love is blindness=90
87/100

JT - i'm skipping Rattle and Hum cause i feel like it
1. Streets=95
2. Still Haven't found=95
3. WOWY=95
4. Bullet=70
5. Running=90
6. Red Hill=80
7. God's Country=80
8. Trip=80
9. One Tree Hill=75
10. Exit=85
11. Mothers=85

84/100
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Boy vs October

1. I Will Follow vs Gloria
(Gloria is an amazing opener, and so anthemic, I think it's much more a classic number than I Will Follow.)
0-1

2. Twilight vs I Fall Down
(Twilight is my second favourite off Boy; I Fall Down doesn't interest me that much.)
1-1

3. An Cat Dubh vs I Threw A Brick
(Brick's drums are amazing.)
1-2

4. Into The Heart vs Rejoice
(More amazing work by Larry.)
1-3

5. Out Of Control vs Fire
(Very close. Just gave it to OOC - very youthful and exuberant.)
2-3

6. Stories For Boys vs Tomorrow
(A haunting, eerie classic.)
2-4

7. The Ocean vs October
(October easily wins the battle of the minimal tracks.)
2-5

8. A Day Without Me vs With A Shout
(A Day Without Me has more emotional power, I feel. And better guitar.)
3-5

9. Another Time, Another Place vs Stranger In A Strange Land
(I often overlook ATAP, but it slaughters Stranger, a song that never seems to really sort out what it is doing.)
4-5

10. The Electric Co. vs Scarlet
(No contest. I love Scarlet but Electric Co. is the best on Boy.)
5-5

11. Shadows And Tall Trees vs Is That All?
(SATT is a better formed song, and a better closer in general.)
6-5

Final results:
Boy - 6
October - 5

Thought October would win there but Boy ends extremely solidly.
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Achtung Baby vs. Pop

1. Zoo Station vs. Discotheque
0-1

2. Even Better vs. Do You Feel Loved?
1-1

3. One vs. MOFO (Please don't hurt me!)
1-2

4. Until the End of the World vs. IGWSHA
2-2

5. Wild Horses vs. Staring at the Sun
3-2

6. So Cruel vs. Last Night on Earth
3-3

7. The Fly vs. Gone
4-3

8. Mysterious Ways vs. Miami
5-3

9. TTTYAATW vs. Playboy Mansion
6-3

10. Ultraviolet vs. Velvet Dress
7-3

11. Acrobat vs. Please
7-4

12. LIB vs. Wake Up Dead Man
7-5

Final Score
AB: 7
Pop: 5
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Achtung Baby vs. HTDAAB

1. Zoo Station vs. Vertigo
0-1

2. EBTTRT vs. Miracle Drug
1-1

3. One vs. SYCMIOYO
2-1

4. Until the End of the World vs. LAPOE
2-2

5. Wild Horses vs. COBL
2-3

6. So Cruel vs. ABOY
2-4

7. The Fly vs. AMAAW
3-4

8. Mysterious Ways vs. Crumbs
4-4

9. TTTYAATW vs. One Step Closer
5-4

10. Ultraviolet vs. OOTS
6-4

11. Acrobat vs. Yahweh
7-4

12. LIB vs. Fast Cars
7-5

Final Score
AB: 7
HTDAAB: 5
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Achtung Baby vs. ATYCLB

1. Zoo Station vs. Beautiful Day
1-0

2. EBTTRT vs. Stuck in a Moment
2-0

3. One vs. Elevation
3-0

4. Until the End of the World vs. Walk On
3-1

5. Wild Horses vs. Kite
4-1

6. So Cruel vs. In a Little While
4-2

7. The Fly vs. Wild Honey
5-2

8. Mysterious Ways vs. Peace on Earth
6-2

9. TTTYAATW vs. When I Look at the World
7-2

10. Ultraviolet vs. New York
8-2

11. Acrobat vs. Grace
9-2

12. LIB vs. Ground Beneath Her Feet
9-3

Final Score
AB: 9
ATYCLB: 3
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