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Old 09-06-2017, 08:05 AM   #31
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That intro to the first chorus just sounds wrong.
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:06 AM   #32
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Is that Edge singing the bridge?
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Bono sounds too slow, the song is a bit plodding - this was meant to have energy
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Bummer coz the hook didn’t need any of the crap. It sounds like a medley

Exactly - all they had to do was that hook 5 times. Instead it's like 4 songs meshed together. Trying a few more listens

2:35 min to 3:00 min into the song it totally loses the thread. Kills it for me
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The groovy melody has been killed. Tried a second listen and na..... Worse than the Miracle.
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I think when it was a basic pop song that highlighted the hooks there was a simple magic to it. I can't find that magic on first listen. Hoping it grows.
Do not think you can hear some of those hooks near the end of the song - as snippets before it wraps up? They get buried by other stuff though.
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Holy fuck this is terrible.

It's a total mess. The chorus, verses, and solo don't go together. They're from three different songs. The "why am I walking away?" bit is possibly from a fourth. The processed horns or whatever the hell they are in the second verse sound cheap and dated and make me cringe. The opening lyric about "you look so good the pain on your face doesn't show" is awful and creepy.

I thought the chorus was a bit generic 2010s radio pop, but it's well ahead of the dreadful verses. I expected to be lukewarm about this, but I didn't expect to consider this a Boots-level mess. How the fuck did they choose this ahead of Blackout? Are they insane?

Just to rub it in, Spotify put In a Little While on straight after Best Thing. Yeah, fuck you, too.
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According to tidal it was produced by Ryan Tedder, Steve Lillywhite and Jacknife Lee. No wonder for the mess. They had a great pop melody in their hands and they lost their chance once again.
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The groovy melody has been killed. Tried a second listen and na..... Worse than the Miracle.
Really?

It's a shit load catchier than Miracle. Bear in mind this is a song for the masses, not the fans
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On first couple of listens, I prefer this to The Blackout by quite some distance. after hearing and not really liking the kygo mix this is a really pleasant surprise!

The only minor thing is I hate the line "the best thing that happened a boy", but that is pretty minor.

Really like this! (still not crazy about blackout).
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I'm in camp Axver on this. Waiting for Kygo mix.
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Poor production in fact. I don't see how this thing will be played live.
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Really?

It's a shit load catchier than Miracle. Bear in mind this is a song for the masses, not the fans
For the masses? This isn't going to do well on the charts, mark my words.
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Fucking edge tinkering. They strangled possibly a great song.
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Poor production in fact. I don't see how this thing will be played live.
No wonder Edge spent hours and hours working through it in Detroit. Not sure how they're going to pull this off.
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