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Old 09-15-2006, 06:32 PM   #41
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I thought Zooropa had great stuff on it myself

Overall- 7/10

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

thats my hierarchy
personally i think that DD was better live on ZTV, as was DGPFYCC
live is where that song really took off, what with the Edge's funky wha-wha guitar riffing.

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Old 09-15-2006, 11:29 PM   #42
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Originally posted by U2girl

6. Daddy's - 4
The lyrics always make me think of incest. Drugs? U2 did far, far better songs on this topic.
So I'm not the only one...

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Old 09-16-2006, 02:57 AM   #43
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1. Stay (Faraway, So Close) - 10
2. Zooropa - 9.5
3. The First Time - 8
4. Lemon - 8
5. Numb - 8
6. Dirty Day - 8
7. The Wanderer - 8
8. Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car - 7.5
9. Some Days Are Better Than Others - 7
10. Babyface - 7


'Stay' is one of the greatest songs ever written, not just by U2 but by anybody. The ending is a classic Edge background melody with an overtop verse - something that doesn't appear in too many U2 songs anymore. A classic song.

'Zooropa' has a very arty intro, and doesn't really step into classic status until the fuzz guitar/synth starts and then explodes like a mini atomic explosion that somehow resonates all the way to the album's closer into the apocolyptic lands of 'The Wanderer'. It is at this explosive point that 'Zooropa' (the song) reaches into the otherness U2 have ventured a few times before, but this time in an electronic soundscape that catapolts the listener into the spirit, the heart of U2. Once again, very few U2 songs have ventured here, and this is one of them.

'The First Time' begins to really take flight toward the end, as the piano provides a platform for Bono, we the listeners, and whoever else to walk out into an ascension that dissolves the shadows behind the locked door....the key Bono thought he had thrown away is the ascension itself....and yes, the paradox - by throwing away the key, he has unlocked the door. The last 30 seconds of this song is a 10/10. The rest of it is a variant of 'All I Want Is You'. Never a bad thing.
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Old 09-16-2006, 03:05 AM   #44
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The Wanderer-10
The First time-9
Dirty Day-8
Daddy's Gonna Pay...-8
Somedays are ..-8

My favorite U2 album
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Old 09-16-2006, 03:08 AM   #45
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Originally posted by ozeeko

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.

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Old 09-16-2006, 03:18 AM   #46
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Zooropa - 10 (Pure brilliance. Absolutely.)
Babyface - 0
Numb - 9
Lemon - 10 (One of my favorites, if not, my absolute favorite U2 songs. The lyrics are , Bono's vocals are , and Edge's/Eno's vocals on the chorus are !)
Stay - 9
Daddy's - 9
Some Days - 5
The First Time - 6.5
Dirty Day - 9
The Wanderer - 9
The Siren - 10

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