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Old 06-28-2019, 02:37 PM   #381
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Miracle, EBW > Crazy Tonight.

IMHO.
EBW yes, Miracle no.
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These are all in the bottom 2-3 of their respective albums also so it’s a little pointless to rank against each other IMO.
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These are all in the bottom 2-3 of their respective albums also so it’s a little pointless to rank against each other IMO.
I just like to take any opportunity to defend SOI.
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I tend to find EBW and Crazy around the middle of their respective albums.
Middles which are both substantially stronger than SOE.
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Old 06-28-2019, 07:50 PM   #385
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Crazy Tonight live took a bland song and made it something different.
EBW live took a solid typical sounding U2 song and made it sound like it was trying too hard.
Miracle live as an opener as I+E kicked into gear made me accept it and the studio version as something a little more than 'oh, it's another generic 00s/10s U2 song'.
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I've always had a soft spot for Crazy Tonight. It's maybe the most saccharine song they've written, and the verses are shithouse, but goddamn does everything else do it for me. I love Edge's galloping guitar line and Bono's soaring vocals in the chorus. It sounds like the U2 that I fell in love with in 2004 when I heard HTDAAB and specifically COBL for the first time.

It's a lot better than Magnificent, one of Bono's worst ever performances both lyrically and vocally, Unknown Caller, maybe their dumbest song ever.

The live version was a million times better and really enjoyable.
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No Line on the Horizon, Moment of Surrender, Fez, and Cedars of Lebanon are good songs. The rest of that album mostly sucks, in my view.


And the first minute of Magnificent
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I've always had a soft spot for Crazy Tonight. It's maybe the most saccharine song they've written, and the verses are shithouse, but goddamn does everything else do it for me. I love Edge's galloping guitar line and Bono's soaring vocals in the chorus. It sounds like the U2 that I fell in love with in 2004 when I heard HTDAAB and specifically COBL for the first time.

It's a lot better than Magnificent, one of Bono's worst ever performances both lyrically and vocally, Unknown Caller, maybe their dumbest song ever.

The live version was a million times better and really enjoyable.

(kicked in testicles) "...haven't hearrrrrd"

The guitar solo is trash as well.

Yes, that's enough to ruin it. Magnificent has a great vocal, whatever you think of the lyrics. And the percussion has something going on, moreso than the generic sound of what Cock Crazy is serving up.

The live version is a completely different animal; calling it "better" is an understatement. It was their way of acknowledging Pop/Discotheque without actually doing so.
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And the first minute of Magnificent


JD has special beef, err..., special peef with Magnificent.
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Unknown Caller has really clicked with me lately. I love the nocturnal atmosphere of it, Edge brings his A game (never happens once on SOE) and I actually love the huge vocals in the chorus, though I wish they were singing different lyrics.

By far the weakest part of the song is how overwritten and clunky the lyrics are, but musically I think it's a good effort.
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JD has special beef, err..., special peef with Magnificent.
A fly in the ointment, if you will.
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Yes, that's enough to ruin it. Magnificent has a great vocal, whatever you think of the lyrics. And the percussion has something going on, moreso than the generic sound of what Cock Crazy is serving up.

The live version is a completely different animal; calling it "better" is an understatement. It was their way of acknowledging Pop/Discotheque without actually doing so.
It doesn't. The way Bono sings "oh oh magniiiiiificent" is so bad. And more akin to being kicked in the testicles. It's so bad. It is incredibly uninspired. The only salvagable parts are Edge's guitar and Adam's bass.
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I’m just not sure how one can praise Cock Crazy and then trash nearly all of SOI and SOE.
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I won't defend myself on that front
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Easy for me... I like SOI. I don’t like SOE, though.
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Have you guys seen this news about a new early U2 recording?

https://www.stereogum.com/2049996/u2...on-cramp/news/
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Ashley found the head line nazi on Fitz's facebook posting dumbass shit following an enormous earthquake in SoCal:



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shuttlecock XXIV: it's the little swings

Ugh, such a lack of sensitivity. I don’t want to be around him the day he gets shaken out of his U2 obsession.
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