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Old 09-06-2017, 08:21 AM   #91
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I've heard worse but this is not doing much for me after a couple of listens. It really sounds like they are trying too hard on this one.
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I've been listening to song since dj played it a year ago. I loved that song. This one I'm afraid of. It's just like when they took "I'll go crazy" from their album and made it a dj mix on the tour. I hated that. Anyway I wanted it to be much cleaner and straight forward. But it sounds way better live. Also miss lyrics about fresh paint.
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The second chorus is better. The chugga guitar saves it
People lose interested before that point.
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:21 AM   #94
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Just to rub it in, Spotify put In a Little While on straight after Best Thing. Yeah, fuck you, too.
Looks like both use the same I–V–vi–IV chords too, just with a different starting one.

Chorus to The Best Thing: G-D-A-Bm

Chorus to In a Little While: Bm-G-D-A

Let people chew on that for awhile.
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They need to announce the album now, and get Blackout album version up for streaming - its not too late to try and push both...
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:21 AM   #96
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They could try again replacing it with the “London mix”...
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They need to announce the album now, and get Blackout album version up for streaming - its not too late to try and push both...
Yeap... otherwise is SOI all over again. They may have a great collection of songs (SOI has them) ... that won't be enough.
What a mistake, this is frustrating.
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I really like it! And this coming from someone who's soured on U2 the last few years. It doesn't sound like a mess at all to me..the song just has an arc and develops into something else by the end.


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... what crappy music ...
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Yeah, there's a good song in there but there's too much going on. Who thought this was a good mix ? It doesn't even sound like U2 which normally would be a good thing.

Why they ever felt Ryan Tedder would be a great idea to produce their songs is baffling. Or Jacknife....at least Lillywhite had some success with the band.

Please go back to Brian and Danny
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I am one of their biggest apologists - they killed a decent song.


Same here. Other than Boots and a couple other examples, I've stood by them. They absolutely did kill the song. It needs to be faster, this version absolutely plods. It's like a group of Middle Aged men in a bar band playing a slow, lifeless version of "shut up and dance with me".

I live Blackout and Little Things, but this kinda sucks. Axver is right; this song was made to appeal to the masses, but this song is going to appeal to no one. It might debut at a somewhat respectable spot, but it'll drop like a rock immediately after.
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There are one or two great moments in this song, but I'm honestly worried about how complicated it sounds. There's a phenomenally catchy tune here that is buried by busywork, and that's a serious shame.
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I can't believe this got past any QA from producers etc. The production is beyond bad. Cut and pasted until the song is dead.
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I'll give this some time, but my first impression is not good. Seems way too plodding and disjointed.

It's as though they couldn't decide whether to risk a dance/pop song or make it a rock song and ended up with a mess that is neither.

I much prefer The Blackout.
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I really like it! And this coming from someone who's soured on U2 the last few years. It doesn't sound like a mess at all to me..the song just has an arc and develops into something else by the end.


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I hope I warm to this position. I am probably harder on it than I should be because I had such hope after the beach clip and the Kygo mix. They have wrung all the magic from it for mine.
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