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Old 07-20-2006, 11:54 AM   #1
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Why no love for ATYCLB?

I love this album. Why not love for it?? My least favorite is Zooropa.
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I too love this album, my first U2 album

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Old 07-20-2006, 12:20 PM   #4
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Because it just hasn't got a lot of memorable songs in my opinion.

The only songs that are really interesting are Beautiful Day, Walk On, Kite and When I Look At The World

Songs like Stuck In A Moment, In A Little While, Wild Honey and Peace On Earth are just ok songs. I've never had a feeling to play one of these songs. I only hear them passing by as a consequence of the shuffle mode of my Ipod.

Songs like Elevation, New York and Grace I usually skip, even on the shuffle mode.
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Old 07-20-2006, 12:34 PM   #5
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I love it too, i always put it on when im feeling a bit urgh. Always cheers me up - its such an uplifting album!
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I love it too, i always put it on when im feeling a bit urgh. Always cheers me up - its such an uplifting album!
I agree
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Re: Why no love for ATYCLB?

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I love this album. Why not love for it?? My least favorite is Zooropa.
Because the back side isn't at all worthwhile. I liked the first 4 songs, thought Kite and WILATW was OK, and that was it.
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ATYCLB > HTDAAB

slightly overrated by critics, but very underrated here. ATYCLB has a very warm, comforting feeling to me at least. I love it.
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ATYCLB > HTDAAB

slightly overrated by critics, but very underrated here. ATYCLB has a very warm, comforting feeling to me at least. I love it.


I don't love it, but given the choice between ATYCLB and HTDAAB, I'd take ATYCLB.

I'd never expect the stuff on HTDAAB to uplift me anyday.
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ATYCLB > HTDAAB

slightly overrated by critics, but very underrated here. ATYCLB has a very warm, comforting feeling to me at least. I love it.

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Well in HTDAAB Vertigo always uplifts me and City of Blinding lights
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Old 07-20-2006, 01:08 PM   #12
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A very boring album, to me.
New York had potential to be good, but doesn't do it for me.
Beautiful Day is a great single, but is a song like Pride where I'm pretty sick of it by now.
Elevation is pretty bad, although I did enjoy it live on this past tour.
Grace is just too slow for me. It is tied in my book as worst closer since "Is That All?"
When I Look At The World is a good song, but still not great. Same goes for Kite.
I actually like Wild Honey and In A Little While, even though I tend to go for the more rocking songs on a U2 album. The trouble is, this album really has only two, and one of them is pretty awful (Elevation), and the other one is getting there (BD).
To summarize, I personally rank this as U2's worst album. Not an AWFUL album mind you, but on U2 standards I give it a 5, mayyybe a 6 out of 10.
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Old 07-20-2006, 01:15 PM   #13
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Well in HTDAAB Vertigo always uplifts me and City of Blinding lights
yeah, HTDAAB has some uplifting stuff certainly, and Original of the Species ranks up there with U2's best. but when I listen to the entire album now (which honestly I don't usually do, I usually find myself switching to something else...I think having an iPod gives me musical ADD ), it doesn't give me the same satisfaction as ATYCLB. ATYCLB feels like an album to me; HTDAAB a collection of songs. Even Grace, which is a song I wouldn't typically put on by itself, feels very satisfying at the end of ATYCLB. Listen to that album on a beautiful day as the sun goes down and you'll find yourself smiling.
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ATYCLB is better than 98% of the the music that came around that time.

That being said, it is an overall bland album by U2 standards. Given their history of great albums, we feel that they can do better.

But I love ATYCLB. I'm certainly not a hater.
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My 1st U2 album What got me into them

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It has a too commercial & "pop" like sound for me, kinda like AB. I don't care much for the lyrics either. Sometimes I like the album and other times I hate it. Top songs would be When I Look At The World, New York, Walk On, Beautiful Day. Though I really dislike Kite, Peace On Earth, In A little While And Stuck in A Moment. Rest is Ok.
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I like Stuck in a Moment
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I think it's a fabulous album.
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after the release of HTDAAB, I've come to appreciate this album a lot more
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Great album, more of return to a more organic U2 sound. Probably one of U2 strongest albums song wise, whereas every song had radio potential.

The only thing that suffers (and not much) is Bono's vocals on a couple songs. He was going through a difficult vocal period and his performance isn't as strong as it is on HTDAAB. But I'm not going to sweat the small stuff...great album.
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