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Vertigo 0 0%
Miracle Drug 2 3.45%
Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own 1 1.72%
Love and Peace or Else 22 37.93%
City of Blinding Lights 0 0%
A Man and a Woman 13 22.41%
Crumbs from Your Table 20 34.48%
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:14 AM   #1
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Best Song Survivor: Atomic Bomb, Round Five

Original of the Species was eliminated in the last round. Remaining are seven songs from How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, competing for two prizes: slots in the 2000s quarterfinal round. You have twenty-four hours to vote for your least favorite song, the next song to be eliminated from this contest. For anyone just joining us, rules may be found here.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:41 AM   #2
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hmm, tough, either SYCMIOYO or LAPOE would be my choice now. But I've a feeling Crumbs is about to die so I'll hold my vote for a bit.
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Yup. Still sweeping those Crumbs off that table.
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Crumbs is still here? What's this? Chalk up a win for the champions of sub-mediocrity...in a song dressed up with sanctimonious sincerity supposedly about third world debt delivered unconvincingly.

The recent tie indicates that perhaps my decision to abstain from voting this round was in error.
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So Crumbs is barely mediocre, but Miracle Drug isn't?
Again, I'm missing the hive consensus here. If there's some performance of Miracle Drug that makes it really great, I'd like to hear it. Seriously. Right now it doesn't do much for me.
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Almost all the songs on this record hover somewhere around average...Crumbs just stands out because it's just a rare truly awful song floating around in a sea of mediocrity. Neither Miracle Drug or OOTS are stand out U2 songs, and would be B-Sides on any other record but they're practically Streets when compared to Crumbs.
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Crumbs is still here? What's this? Chalk up a win for the champions of sub-mediocrity...in a song dressed up with sanctimonious sincerity supposedly about third world debt delivered unconvincingly.

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Almost all the songs on this record hover somewhere around average...Crumbs just stands out because it's just a rare truly awful song floating around in a sea of mediocrity. Neither Miracle Drug or OOTS are stand out U2 songs, and would be B-Sides on any other record but they're practically Streets when compared to Crumbs.
Sometimes what you say drives me crazy, and sometimes I think that it is spot-on. This is one of the cases of the latter.
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Sometimes I like Crumbs. Sometimes I don't.

I like it enough this morning to vote for A Man and a Woman.
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With a leedle bit of cooperation people, we can contrive a triple elimination and get through this sea of shite album a leedle bit quicker.
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Yeah, I went with LAPOE to encourage a multiple-elimination.
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Clearly COBL and Vertigo are most likely to win, though Miracle Drug has a dark horse chance...maybe.
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Love And Peace Or Else... terrible title and a song that is not even near the greatness of great political songs like SBS, Pride, Please etc.
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Love and Peace or Else. Really want Crumbs to hang around for another round or so... But I will vote for Crumbs if Man & Woman is threatened in the next round.
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LAPOE it is, to hope for a tie.
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Voted Crumbs.

But WOW... I forgot how AVERAGE this album is until I see all the song titles listed together. I do not feel motivated to listen to ANY of these songs. This album has not aged well with me. I don't think any of the tracks are particularly BAD, but just BLAGH!
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Waiting to try and save Crumbs
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Crumbs. My least favorite on the album. HTDAAB is really underrated in my opinion though.
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Crumbs is easily one of the more listenable and enjoyable songs on the album. It has its flaws, but literally every track on this album has its flaws. What a weak collection of songs.

I was going to vote SYCMIOYO because it's such a fucking boring, tedious song, but I don't care if LAPOE doesn't make the finals so I might just hold onto my vote for now and see how things pan out. Still, LAPOE >>>>>>>>>> SYCMIOYO. At least something happens in LAPOE.
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I was going to vote SYCMIOYO because it's such a fucking boring, tedious song, but I don't care if LAPOE doesn't make the finals so I might just hold onto my vote for now and see how things pan out. Still, LAPOE >>>>>>>>>> SYCMIOYO. At least something happens in LAPOE.
I can remember being SO MOVED by SYCMIOYO the first time I heard it, which was when I watched U2 play on SNL the week before HTDAAB was released. But I seriously don't think I've even listened to the song in a few years. The "SIIIIIIIING" part should be explosive, but the lifeless production keeps the dynamics of the song flatlined.

LAPOE was the "difficult rocker" of the album that took a few listens to appreciate, but was later found to be awesome. Now, I get nothing from it, and all I can think about is Bono beating that stupid drum!

Also, I thought Miracle Drug was so beautiful, and that COBL was one of the best songs they ever released. That said, I actually appreciate AMAAW and Yahweh much more now that I used to.
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