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Old 12-08-2004, 11:00 AM   #1
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One Step Closer is the "Grace" of The Bomb

anybody agree/disagree?
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Old 12-08-2004, 11:03 AM   #2
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I disagree, One Step Closer is really a nice little song. I get the goosebumps when Bono starts singing. It reminds me of a Alt/Country song that could be performed by Johnny Cash or Willie Nelson.
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Yes, I suggested a while back that it would be astonishing performed by Johnny Cash or Jeff Buckley. That said, the U2 version is a vital part of the album, whereas Grace was a somewhat unsatisfying coda/meditation
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I totally disagree!

Grace is much weaker and personally I think it's not as emotional as OSC!

I actually compare OTS to One though not as good granted!
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In my opinion, Grace is a highly underrated song. I'm a big fan of it.
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I love the steal guitar in OSC. The song is musically superior to Grace. It just sounds better and evokes more emotion.
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Old 12-08-2004, 12:16 PM   #7
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it's a tie
grace is a good closer , one step closer is a good ballad
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Old 12-08-2004, 01:17 PM   #8
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Totally disagree. One Step Closer is a layered, intricately personal gem. Grace is some pretty work from Edge and a clumsy Bono lyric.
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OSC is a great wee song.
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Old 12-08-2004, 01:28 PM   #10
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I really love One Step Closer. It's a mellow little ditty.
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Old 12-08-2004, 01:36 PM   #11
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One step closer is so much better than Grace... Grace is probably one of their worst songs ever (imo of course)
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In a sense yes, but in my opinion whilst they are both the weakest tracks on their respective albums, one step closer is a lot better than grace.

one step closer serves as a welcome intermission after the breathtaking crumbs and man and woman before we are indulged in the brilliance of original and yahweh. It's a nice little break from the consistently brilliant songs that feature on the album.

Grace on the other hand is just rubbish for an album closer. SHould have been a bside so that summer rain could have been included on the album proper and walk on could close the album.
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Old 12-08-2004, 03:09 PM   #13
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One Step Closer is ten times better than Grace. Grace is just boring. One Step Closer is great musically and shows a lot of emotion.
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No. I love the lyrics. CRUMBS is the Grace of the album.
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Old 12-08-2004, 04:16 PM   #15
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one step closer is a cracking song....as is grace....most of the songs on Joshua Tree are cack...these are the ones to diss...trip through your wires????total toss
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Not by a long shot.

Grace doesn't go anywhere. Very underwhelming.

One Step Closer is much better both lyrically and musically.
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Old 12-08-2004, 09:12 PM   #17
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i agree, i think every album they have a full mellow chill out song

grace on atyclb
first time on zooropa
one step closer on htdaab

im sure there are others, just cant think of them now.......
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Yeah, One Step Closer is the Grace of this album. It's also the Drowning Man, Running To Stand Still, and Heartland of this album.

All wonderfully beautiful songs.
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Yeah, One Step Closer is the Grace of this album. It's also the Drowning Man, Running To Stand Still, and Heartland of this album.

All wonderfully beautiful songs.
Right on, André, right on.
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There is nothing wrong with Grace. End of.
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