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Old 09-14-2017, 01:31 PM   #151
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You're the Best Thing About Me - Song Discussion Thread #2

Wheres the sci-fi mix from?only just got round to listening to it properly. Sounds like how I imagine the kygo version will sound
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Old 09-14-2017, 01:37 PM   #152
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So nobody has heard this yet?
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Old 09-14-2017, 01:39 PM   #153
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So nobody has heard this yet?
I'm listening to it. I'm from Italy, but with a VPN and Spotify is all very simple...

It's basically the same as last year version, but with updated vocals and lyrics and he kept the same synth parts from the studio version during the second verse.
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The Sci Fi mix is really good, makes the song sound a tad less commercial. Almost like a b-side you'd hear from the Pop era. Re the single version, turn up Edge's guitar in the mix and give it more drive and it would have been better.
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I know I'm late to the polarized opinions fest, but I've got one to share (who doesn't. All in good fun).

When I first heard some of that verse stuff in the Kygo version many moons ago, I was excited for this one. When I heard the official single release last week, I wanted to like it so badly that I would play it again and again but the song never took off for me. It's just kinda there.

I agree it has a copy/paste feel to it, but not exactly disjointed. They're still a very talented band and know how to glue pieces together.

My favorite part is the Edge singing.

There's just no drive to the song, overall. No lift-off. It comes close when Edge does his old-school chimey guitar lick, but it sounds like a crutch that the song leans on for a few seconds to make sure the die-hards don't check out. Plus, I don't know if I'm alone on this, but I kind of like when he strays from that guitar sound, lately. It's his autopilot/in-the-box go-to sound and he hasn't found an innovative way to use it in a long time. It's not just the Edge that seems to run to safety a lot; Bono's singing has been a certain style since about 2000 (on most songs) that I'm kinda over, too. Not every song you make is going to be an epic ballad or anthem. Explore the low-range once in a while or bring back the fat-lady voice now and then. I like sultry/gruff Bono. He got left in the 90s though, I guess.

Didn't mean to write a novel. I'll end it on something positive that I've gathered from the new material so far. It goes like this: Hot damn, Mr. Clayton! Are you taking control of this group or what?!
Bono's voice seems to be always front and center, so high in the mix it is jarring. I don't know why they do this other than they think the band need his overbearing voice as some type of signature sound.

It was truly awful on MOS which was a low point, but it continues on these singles... really bad.
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Someone I know on Facebook had a link.

No idea why some people think this is better than the original. It's fine as a remix, but I will happily take the U2 version, thankyouverymuch.
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Gee not like we have any Aussie members who could download and share.

This is why you get no concerts #winkyface
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Gee not like we have any Aussie members who could download and share.

This is why you get no concerts #winkyface


Yeah I thought people here would be all over this. Guess no one really wants this remix huh?
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You can listen the remix here:
https://twitter.com/u2uruguay/status/908401579417534464
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Not quite sure what to think of this one. Back then I had biggest problem with the chorus but I've come to the conclusion that it's the verses that are the biggest problem of this song. Strangely if I was to tune into the song from about 2 minutes in from the chorus followed by the guitar and Edge's sing song part I would think 'not a bad pop song' but it's the cut and paste nature of the verses that seems to fit so unevenly with the chorus. When the chorus kicks in it's almost as if someone's tuned into another radio station and a different song.

edit: Must say that I much prefer the sci fi soul mix.
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only one thing i prefer with the Kygo mix: the ending. I wish the single version ended with a couple "The Best Thing!" shout outs by the background vocal.
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https://youtu.be/NzXFBTROR64

She loves it anyway:-) well worth a watch just for comedy value :-)



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It's just me or the remix sounds more cohesive than the single version?
It's a really nice mix.
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Bono's voice seems to be always front and center, so high in the mix it is jarring. I don't know why they do this other than they think the band need his overbearing voice as some type of signature sound.
I agree. The Kygo mix actually has the exact same problem (though it's pretty good overall). I love his voice, but it's often wayyy too high in the mix these days. The sci-fi mix doesn't do this and the overall sound is a lot more comfortable and nice as a result.
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The Kygo mix makes a somewhat cheesy song that much cheesier....it's freaking Velveeta now. It sucks.

The Sci Fi mix is far superior.
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