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Old 11-06-2004, 10:31 AM   #1
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Some say that this song is the Grace(POE of the new album (which, unfortunatley is not a good thing). I didn't listen to the leaks, and don't tend to, but I want to hear other opinions - is it that "bad"?
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Reminds me of Running to Stand Still and not as repetitive/ no hook-ish as Grace. Aspects of atmosphere that were in Peace on Earth though...
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No, it's not bad at all. Infact it's quite good. Very UF like. Some nice sounds there and good lyrics. I like it.
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IMO every song on this album has a hook...
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Is it s filler? Or a song that deserves place on the album? Can you compare it with some other songs put on other albums?
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Well, some of those who compare it to Running To Stand Still - I don't agree. I think Running To Stand Still is a great song, which builds up - unfortunately, One Step Closer doesn't. The album would be better without it. I think it's repetive. Not that it's slow, no problem, but it just doesn't make the cut.
Maybe it's because of the other songs that just kick so much arse, but in either case the song is weak.
But don't worry, it's their best since Achtung Baby.
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Old 11-06-2004, 11:01 AM   #7
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It is absolutely beautiful and simple. I kept expecting it to go somewhere else but I love it for what it is.
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It's not a rock song, which means 1/2 the people on this board won't like it. It's an ambient little piece, and the album needs it with all the chaos of the other songs.
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To sum it up, i think its the weakest on the album...and its pretty f-in good. Kills GRACE, which I like, it has the strange element to it which makes it very interesting. Has great lyrics too. Very solid.
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Just think of "For the first time" It's almost the same song to me..
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Yeah... First Time sounds about right too... it is ambient for sure
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i love it!! it's just great!!
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i love it!! it's just great!!
DLP, I've always loved your posts, what do you think of the album? Are you jumping around the room over it like me?
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DLP, I've always loved your posts, what do you think of the album? Are you jumping around the room over it like me?


actually, it's really cool.



i woke up this morning at like 7:30, and i was thinking "what if the album came out today? i'd burn a copy and listen to it like 20 times over!" i'm not kidding! i turned on my computer, check interfernce.com, and bam, there it is, 'the album has been leaked.' i pretty much soaked my pants.




it think the album is just amazing. the sound quality of the leaks isn't as good as the quality on the album will be, but the songs are just amazing. unlike ATYCLB, there are no fillers! every song is just great. Miracle Drug is just amazing. SYCMIOYO, the falseto is great. LaPoE, pretty much self explanatory . AMaaW, wow, brand new u2 sound, just great! CFYT is very interesting, hard to describe, just new and great. and, of course, One Step Closer, is great, Bono makes this album!
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When I say Grace is repetitive.. I was referring to the music/ riff. One Step Closer is repetitve in terms of the lyric. But for some reason I like the repetitive lyric better.
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i really like one step closer... there cant be 11 or 12 fast paced songs on an album.. its a nice break and a nice little song
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Old 11-06-2004, 12:45 PM   #17
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I thinkwe need to grow up a little here a realize not every song needs to be an explosion of sound like "Miracle Drug" or "city of blinding lights".

for anyone that's ever lost a loved one, the message of this song is essential.
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The lyrics on OSC kill the ones on GRACE. This song is really growing on me, this song would make the album incomplete if it wasnt on there. This whole song revolves around Bono's father death, this is like the pinnacle of it all.
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I agree - this one is a keeper. People seem to want something to bitch about!

I'll take it all. Right now - absolutely blown away!
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This song is a deep and subtle one and a lot of people aren't going to realise it straight away. Some may never realise it. You can't listen to this one superficially; you need to let it wash over you and permit yourself the time to savour its rich texture. I compared it to a quality wine to my friend earlier - you need to explore its elements and savour its delicate flavour. (My father is a wine connossieur, so that explains why that comparison came to mind.)

One Step Closer is subtle and beautiful, even if it doesn't initially captivate you.
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