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Old 12-07-2004, 10:17 AM   #1
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ATYCLB V HTDAAB tracks 1-6

So what you reckon then at this early stage?

Beatiful day v Vertigo = BD (1-0)
SIAMTYCGOO V MD = Tight, draw (1-0)
E V SYCMIOYO = SYCMIOYO (2-0)
WO v LAPOE = WO (2-1)
Kite V COBL = Doh, kite of course !

so overall it's a dead heat!
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Old 12-07-2004, 10:18 AM   #2
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Oops just realised my scoring is way off on part of it
i still make it 2-2 though!
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HTDAAB has the strongest first half of any U2 album...and yes, I mean it is even better than The Joshua Tree first half(I for one am already bored by Still Haven't Found and Bullet is million times better live...). Not one song, except maybe Walk On, on ATYCLB stands to the magnificent first half of The Bomb.
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stuck over miracle drug???? get the fuck outta here
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Old 12-07-2004, 10:23 AM   #5
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by t8thgr8
stuck over miracle drug???? get the fuck outta here [/QUOTE

Aye you may have a point there. I do like Miracle Drug loads, I reckon it will take over..

I stand by the rest though

By the way fuck you too
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Be cool, guys... Hey, what's with the "duh" Kite over COBL? Kite studio is weak in my opinion(live emotional and amazing). COBL is breathtaking...
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Old 12-07-2004, 10:27 AM   #7
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1. Draw for me Vertigo has energy that Beautiful Day was lacking but Beautiful Day is a very powerful track.
2. Miracle Drug kicks the piss out of Stuck In a Moment You Cant Get Out Of, which is one of my least favourite on ATYCLB and it didnt have much to add to the live show either.
3. Sometimes You Cant make it on your own is an instant U2 classic....Vertigo is what Elevation could have and should have been.
4. Probably another Draw...Cant say I dont love Walk On because I do...just like the vibe of Love and Peace Or Else as well.
5. Draw, Kite in my mind is probably the best track on ATYCLB but would be rated about 4th if it were on Bomb.
6. In A Little While to me is one of the more experimental tracks U2 have done in awhile so I will give this one its due and make it the winner over All Because Of You.

So I guess I rate it 2-1 for bomb with 3 draws, but where Bomb makes a much bigger improvement over ATYCLB.
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Yeah sorry about that djerdap, did not mean it to sound rude!
just in a jokey sense like t8thgr8
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stuck over miracle drug???? get the fuck outta here

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Blimey I forgot In a little while!!
HTDAAB wins!! wow!
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For me Vertigo is better than BD and COBL is better than Kite, but my opinions might change over time...
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Isn't this thread about the first 6 songs? Nobody mentioned ABOY and IALW.

I've been thinking for the last couple weeks that HTDAAB is actually ALYCLB Pt. 2. In fact, I see the first 6 songs of ATYCLB as strong or stronger than HTDAAB.

Why? When I first heard HTDAAB I loved Love and Peace and I'm actually, sad to say, getting really bored of this track. I do think, however, it will be a highlight of the upcoming tour. I also think COBL is a very weak song--too safe, by the numbers, and unfortuantely seems extremely uninspired by flat verses. ABOY is a good song, but will find it's home live. The alternate version of this song has sooo much more energy!

So I think there are really only 3 outstanding tracks(Vertigo, Miracle Drug, Sometimes) in 1-6 of HTDAAB.

As for ATYCLB, the only song IMO that is weak 1-6 is Elevation(mainly because of the superior Tomb Raider mix which should have been on the album). In ATYCLB I find 5 of the first 6 songs to be outstanding.

What makes HTDAAB a better "album" all around is that ATYCLB sort of drops off in 7-11 while HTDAAB gets even stronger in the second half after slumping through Love And Peace, COBL, and ABOY.
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Old 12-07-2004, 10:46 AM   #13
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IALW and ABOY are track 6 on both albums...
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Old 12-07-2004, 10:48 AM   #14
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I put 6 tracks on my list!
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BD vs Vertigo - BD
Stuck vs MD - both are some of my faves on the album, a tie
Elevation vs Sometimes - Sometimes
Walk on vs LAPOE - LAPOE
Kite vs COBL - Kite

Too early, we should do this when the tour will start and when we heard the live versions of the songs.
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BD vs Ipod Jingle = BD
Stuck... vs MD = MD
Elevation vs Sometimes...= Elevation
Walk On vs LAPOE = Walk On (close one, but I hate ties)
Kite vs COBL = COBL
IALW vs ABOY = ABOY

Wow! 3-3 for me. I really thought I'd fall out on the HTDAAB side, though I love both albums. Suprised myself.
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I've just realized how kinda pointless most of these "vs" threads are when people compare basically "track 1 to track 1." I mean, on ATYCLB you have a fast song at #3(Elevation) and on HTDAAB you have a slow song(Sometimes). On song 6, you have a slow song(IALW) again against a fast song(ABOY). On song 5, you have a slower ballad(Kite) against a more upbeat song(COBL).

Seems silly to me. Wouldn't it make more sense to look at each album/songs individually, rate them, then come with an average?
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Old 12-07-2004, 01:46 PM   #18
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BD vs Vertigo - BD
Stuck vs MD - Stuck...I feel like the only person who likes Stuck and dislikes MD
Elevation vs Sometimes - Elevation by far IMO
Walk On vs LAPOE - LAPOE...I was really excited to hear them try a new sound like this song.
Kite vs COBL - no contest IMO, COBL. It's my favorite song on the new album, and I think it's gonna be amazing live.
IALW vs AMAAW - In a little While, though I do like the energy of ABOY.

So...
ATYCLB = 4
HTDAAB = 2
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These threads are getting outta hand
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BD vs vertigo = BD
Stuck vs. MD = MD
Elevation vs Sometimes = sometimes...barely
Walk on vs. Love and Peace = Walk on...barely
Kite vs. Cobl = Kite
little while vs. ABOY = ABoy...barely

final score:
Atyclb = 3
htdaab = 3

damn.

Imagine this album:

Beautiful Day
Miracle Drug
Sometimes you can't make it on your own
Walk on
Kite
All Because of you

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