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Old 09-11-2006, 05:50 PM   #21
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Zooropa= 4/10 (yes I brang it up a couple of notches)
Baby Face 1/10 (Still dislike it)
Numb 1/10 (as in how I felt when I heard this boring song)
Lemon 8/10 (Love Bono in this song)
Stay 5/10 (Read Zooropa)

Dadd'y Gonna pay for your crashed car 0/10 (This car is wreck please disregard this piece of crap song)

Dirty Day 2/10
The First Time 7/10 (The first time I heard this song I got chills)

The Wanderer 10/10 (What more can I say U2 and Johnny Cash!!)

Someday's 1/10
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Old 09-11-2006, 06:06 PM   #22
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Zooropa = 10
Babyface = 7
Numb = 6
Lemon = 9
Stay = 8
Daddy's Gonna Pay = 1
Some Days = 7
The First Time = 9
Dirty Day = 7
The Wanderer = 8
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1. Zooropa: 10
2. The Wanderer: 10
3. Lemon: 10
4. Numb: 10
5. Stay: 9
6. Some Days Are Better Than Others: 7.5
7. Dirty Day: 7
8. The First Time: 7
9. Daddy's Gonna Pay: 6.5
10. Babyface: 1
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Originally posted by WalkOnTheEdge
1 being AWFUL, 10 being best. Here goes:

1. Zooropa - 8.5
2. Babyface - 1
3. Numb - 1
4. Lemon - 1
5. Stay - 3 (album), 9 (acoustic live)
6. Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car - 1
7. Some Days Are Better Than Others - 1
8. The First Time - 1
9. Dirty Day - 1
10. The Wanderer - 1

This album is a joke. I'm not trying to stir the pot and I'm not trying to piss anyone off, I just would love to know how anyone could actually enjoy this album. My god, it's so bad. I just don't get it.

That's okay, it's your opinion
Unfortunately - and as probably U2 wouild say - you didn't get the... joke.

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I just don't get how bad can be Babyface and Daddy's Gonna Pay... watching those ratings... are they that bad?
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Old 09-11-2006, 07:18 PM   #25
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Stay- 10
Lemon-10
Zooropa- 10
Numb- 9.5
Dirty Day- 8.5
Daddys guna pay- 8.5
The first time- 8
Some days- 8
The wanderer- 8
babyface- 5
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Old 09-11-2006, 09:07 PM   #26
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Lemon-Zooropa-Stay-10
Numb-Dirty Day-Wanderer-9
Daddys Gonna Pay-Some Days-8
Babyface-First Time-7
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Old 09-11-2006, 09:11 PM   #27
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Stay is well known to be the classic from Zooropa, so people are just trying to be different and say they don't like it.

ah yes, the well known classic from Zooropa. is there such thing as a well known song from Zooropa? and i can honestly say that i do not enjoy listening to the alubm version. i hate the tone from the drums, and everything else is boring. the performance on the Boston DVD was great. the album version, not as great, at least to me. but i want to be different, just like everyone else who doesn't like the song.
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Old 09-11-2006, 09:14 PM   #28
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is there such thing as a well known song from Zooropa?
I'd say that Numb & Lemon are way, way, way better known than anything off the Bomb bar Vertigo.
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To me, Stay on Zooropa is much better than any live version! Stay (faraway, so close!) is a frickin' U2 classic!!!
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Zooropa - 10
Babyface - 1
Numb - 6
Lemon - 3
Stay - 10
Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car - 5
Some Days Are Better Than Others - 2
The First Time - 9
Dirty Day - 3
The Wanderer - 6

Dirty Day improved drastically live, and Daddy's Gonna Pay got better. That's about it. I think my feelings on Lemon are starting to become well known around here.
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I'd say that Numb & Lemon are way, way, way better known than anything off the Bomb bar Vertigo.
In the US perhaps it makes sense, but the common listener that doesn't pay so much attention won't recognize Numb and Lemon as U2 songs (maybe he remembers them but probably he'll take a while to remember they're U2 ones). In Europe COBL and Sometimes will never have that problem.
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Well, I'm in Australia, and I doubt there's a person in their 20's or 30's who doesn't know Lemon & Numb and doesn't know they're U2 songs - yet aside from Vertigo the Bomb singles had little to know impact here. After the initial few weeks of their release, you simply never ever heard them.
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I believe in you. That's what it's interesting. To see how people in different parts of the world react to U2's music and the impact it had.
Yes, Lemon and Numb (and Stay too) were big hits here (in Portugal, for instance they were top 5 songs). But it's a kind of market where people tend to forget and erase songs that despite being hits they're hard to be remembered later.
Numb and Lemon are so unique in U2's career that that is why many people won't recognize it at first.
Sometimes and COBl (for instance they were massive #1 hits in Portugal and Spain) are nearer to the "typical" (if that exists loll) U2 song than the Zooropa songs. It's no surprise that they're more remembered by people (I mean here the common listener).
This is what I was trying to explain above.
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Zooropa - 9 out of 10...it takes a while to get going, and the beginning verses of the song could probably be improved, but it doesn't matter when the 2nd half hits you...u immediately forgive any shortcomings because it's without a doubt one of U2's most transcending movements of music.

Babyface - 7...it's a disposable pop song, and u have to look at it that way. You can't compare it to Bad or Still Haven't Found...it's an entirely different beast. Judging it at this level, it's a catchy and fun little thing. And Larry's drums are wonderfully tweaked with.

Numb - 8...although it's one of the "hits", it's so close to Lemon and sometimes I have no patience. But on it's own, as a song, it's an original experience and the only time U2 will ever sound like this again. The key to the song is Edge's deadpan contrasted with Bono's fat lady vox.

Lemon - 10...without question. One of U2's best songs ever, period! It's fun, it's adventurous, it's edgy, it's funny, and above all things...it's emotional. Underneath the disco beats, the treated guitars and the kitschy vocals, lies a desperate pleading that threatens to break out and wail, and once in a while does..when Bono morphs into his natural singing voice. The moments like that are cathartic, and short-lived because Bono goes back to the falsetto soon after. But it could only work that way. A clear emotional conclusion would cheapen this song. It works as an ongoing cycle that fades into night, never coming together in perfect harmony, much like life itself. It keeps going.

Stay - 9...the most successful U2 "love" song ever put to record. I say successful because it could've been written for anyone. It's a timeless classic, with off-kilter vocals that alter the otherwise perfectly serene vibe. The lyrics are haunting, the music rises to a crescendo, and it breaks all the rules by ending on a disturbing note.

Daddy's Gonna Pay - 8...A jarring techno masterpiece. U2 is almost nowhere to be found here, yet their spirit runs thru it. It's dark and sexy, and Bono intones devilish lyrics that never let you off the hook. You feel unsettled and almost queasy the whole time. A great ride. The creepy as hell "aha sha la"s grow scarier each time, like possession.

Some Days...10 - My second favorite track. It's U2's funnest outing. Edge plays an actual solo, tho it's distorted to the extreme and wicked. Bono writes stream-of-consciously and never strays from the groove. Adam and Larry keep things funky. Eno's synths add majorly to the song, always appearing at the right moment. I don't know why people hate this song. The chorus is anthemic, and could've been on the Joshua Tree in a different setting. But U2 take their strenghts and pervert them to the point of almost unrecognizability..that is if you didn't give ureself a chance to discover the unmistakable U2ness of it all. A sure grower but it's worth it.

The First Time - 10...second fave from the album. I love it because it sneaks up on you. In the beginning you're just enjoying a simple song, and it seems content to just be "lovely". But after the last verse you are drained. You didn't see the twist coming. I don't know many U2 songs that can do that.

Dirty Day - 9...studio production notwithstanding, it's one of Bono's most revealing efforts. It conjures up a film noir in your mind's eye. Everytime I listen, I get goosebumps. Especially the falsetto section..where it sounds like the mourning of a missed opportunity, the opportunity for a father to express love to his son. You get the feeling the son is never gonna escape whatever his father did to him, especially with the line "i'm in you more so when they put me in the ground." Bone-chilling, and not the normal reaction we recieve from U2. The overwhelming coda, where the days run away like horses over the hills, alert u to the fact that time is running out. And soon it will be too late.

The Wanderer - 8...the only way to end this album. Some people might cry out "failure"..but I greatly admire U2's balls in having Johnny Cash sing the lead vocal. Sure, it's his voice, but it's U2's song in essence. It is, among all things, a prayer. And it's a relaxing yet ominous way to end this affair. Relaxing yet ominous is the mood that Zooropa should and thankfully does leave us with. Nothing's happy go lucky here. Everything's bathed in a dark mystery, for that's what life itself pretty much is. That's also Zooropa in a nutshell.
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Old 09-12-2006, 02:53 AM   #35
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I listened to the title track again, and I'm changing it from a 9 to a 10. Amazing song. What was I thinking giving it a 9?
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Let`s see.... ,

Zooropa - 9.5
Babyface - 8.5
Numb - 8.5
Lemon - 9.5
Stay - 10
Dady`s Gonna Pay - 8.5
Some Days - 7.0
First Time - 8.5
Dirty Day 9.0 ( live version would be a 9.5 )
Wanderer - 8.5

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Thanks to all those who left a comment, very interesting to read. There are certainly some vastly differing opinions on this album!



Quote:
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1. Zooropa: 10
2. The Wanderer: 10
3. Lemon: 10
4. Numb: 10
5. Stay: 9
6. Some Days Are Better Than Others: 7.5
7. Dirty Day: 7
8. The First Time: 7
9. Daddy's Gonna Pay: 6.5
10. Babyface: 1
They're pretty high, what do you give the Passengers songs? You said thats ur fav 90s album, but you rank most of Zooropa pretty highly...

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I'd say that Numb & Lemon are way, way, way better known than anything off the Bomb bar Vertigo.
To the fanatics, maybe...

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the most successful U2 "love" song ever put to record
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1. Zooropa - 7
One of their best openers after ZS and Streets if only a tad long intro.
2. Babyface - 7
This one gets picked on but I like it. Quirky, smart pop.
3. Numb - 5
I like the riff and the falsetto I guess.
4. Lemon - 6
A bit too long, though I love the piano notes and "midnight.." lines.
5. Stay - 9
Hadn't it been for WOWY, their best "love" song. Virtually a classic.
6. Daddy's - 4
The lyrics always make me think of incest. Drugs? U2 did far, far better songs on this topic.
7. Some Days - 4
Fun song but not up to par with some previous and following songs on Zooropa.
8. First time - 9
Beautiful underrated gem of this album.
9. Dirty day - 8
The official rock song at the end of a U2 album, despite bad production/mix still good.
10. The Wanderer - 8
A very good closer. Hopefully we'll hear the 1993 Bono vocals on this some day.

Overall behind JT, AB, War, Bomb and UF in my album rankings at the moment.
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Old 09-12-2006, 06:03 PM   #39
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Zooropa = 9/10
Babyface = 6.5/10
Numb = 7.5/10
Lemon = 8.5/10
Stay = 10/10
DGPFYCC = 6/10
SDABTO = 6/10
The First Time = 7.5/10
Dirty Day = 7/10
The Wanderer = 6.5/10
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Zooropa is the one U2 album where the rankings can veer wildly from song to song. Here's how I rank them, from favorite to least favorite....

Stay
The Wanderer
Lemon
Babyface
Numb
Daddy's Gonna Pay....
Zooropa
Some Days Are Better Than Others
The First Time
Dirty Day
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