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Old 06-14-2002, 08:34 AM   #16
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SBS, NYD and Two Hearts are among U2's greatest songs.

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Old 06-14-2002, 11:58 AM   #18
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War is a great album. I love it! Personally, I don't think I could use the words "hate" and "U2" in the same sentence ever, except if it was something to the effect of, "I hate when people say they hate things about U2!"
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Old 06-14-2002, 12:12 PM   #19
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War was the first U2 album I bought, in 1994, at the age of 15, though it wasn't the first U2 album I was exposed to--that was JT, my brother had it. It was a top three U2 album for me for a long time, though perhaps not any more. I'm not sure. I would have to say that New Year's Day is my favourite but I dearly love SBS, Seconds, LIke a Song, Two Hearts, and 40. I like all the songs, though Refugee is my least favourite. I really like Red Light and I have always been at a lost to understand why it is so utterly despised. I do have to say, though, that I've never liked Drowning Man nearly as much as I feel I "should." It's never moved me all that deeply, though the lyrics are wonderful.
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Old 06-14-2002, 12:21 PM   #20
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War's release vaulted U2 from a band I liked to my favorite band, surpassing The Who. I was 18 when it was released, and it has been my favorite album since.
As for underrrated U2 songs..."Like a Song" is tops on my list.
The Who was my favorite band before U2 too! Oh, and it was during the War tour that I noticed and fell in love with U2!
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Old 06-14-2002, 12:33 PM   #21
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right on wertsie! Or another example of an acceptable sentence containing both "U2" and "hate" is....."I hate Henry Rollins because he talks shit about U2" hehehhehe
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Old 06-14-2002, 01:02 PM   #22
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War I think is a good album, but Bono's singing wasn't the greatest. I think the Joshua Tree album was the first album where he really sounded good, and he sounds the best on Achtung Baby I think. I like the early 80's stuff, but to listen to War all the way through, I don't know, by the end of the album Bono's voice gets on my nerves. I love most of the songs, just not Refugee and sometimes Drowning Man. It depends on my mood. I would love to see Two Hearts Beat As One played live again. I mean, THEY HAD A HEART SHAPED STAGE ON THE LAST TOUR!!!!!! Why wasn't it played? It's not like it is an obscure song.
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Drowning Man quite simply is the most under-rated U2 song ever.:idea:
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Old 06-14-2002, 03:58 PM   #24
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It's ironic that this thread should come up just as I got my War CD back from a friend whom I'd loaned it to. I haven't had it for MONTHS!!

War for me is a special album. Initially as I began to explore U2's music, I was lent JT and AB from a friend. I listened to them and I enjoyed them, but the problem was that they were on CD and at the time I was not near a player much. I was extremely busy...working full time, college full time, working out at the gym, so I never had time to sit down and absorb music.

However, I checked my local library to find out more about "this U2 band" and not only borrowed the U2 bible (Flanagan), but also an old tape of War. It stayed with me in my car and I listened to it over and over and over and over while I drove to all the things I had to do. And it was really there that I started to get addicted to U2. The passion and the energy of the songs moved me and the lyrics caused me to think and ask questions. And there's nothing quite like driving down the road playing Like a Song and hitting your steering wheel as if you were Larry Mullen Jr himself.

So, simply put...I owe a great debt to War for getting me hooked on U2. And I will always love it for that reason.
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Old 06-16-2002, 12:07 AM   #25
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i loooooooooooooooooooooove this album. i looooooooooooooooooooooooooooove seconds even more.

i love new year's day also. and like a song. and drowning man. and the refugee. and two hearts beat as one. and red light. and surrender. and 40. the only song i could do without is sbs, only because it rocks the house live, esp. back in the day before they decided on doing it acoustic.

oh, and i got "two hearts beat as one" written in my husband's wedding band. cheesy, eh?

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