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Old 12-23-2004, 05:22 PM   #1
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POP Revisited: Best Moments Off The POP Album?

So many here have ridiculed POP to death but the album actually has its bright spots. And in this season of joy and sharing, I think it is but fitting to share our best moments off the POP album. Here are mine:

1. Right after the first chorus of If God Will Send His Angels, when the guitars, drums and bass kick in - it's such a U2 moment.

2. Going to the second chorus of IGWSHA when Bono sings "does love light up your Christmas tree" - another timeless moment.

3. As U2 hits the first chorus of Staring At The Sun with the Edge's lead guitars leading the way - pure joy and listening enjoyment.

4. As the drums kick in in Wake Up Dead Man, you can hear Mullen really enjoying himself drumming the song devoid of any drum loops or drum machines. It's like hearing Mullen break out.

5. When the last chord of the last song is played, it is a great joy to hear that the album is finally over.

So what are your best moments off the POP record?

Cheers,

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Old 12-23-2004, 05:31 PM   #2
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looks like someone has been watching dr. seuss's "how the grinch stole christmas" .....


jick, nice to see some positive comments from you.

cheers,

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Re: POP Revisited: Best Moments Off The POP Album?

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5. When the last chord of the last song is played, it is a great joy to hear that the album is finally over.
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yeah, I just caught that last comment.
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yeah, I just caught that last comment.
But some of the comments he made about the music were actually pretty glowing.
I think MOFO is actually a highlite from their career
I think "If God would send.." is close to being one. Just missing that one little thing.
Please is a great song too.
This album is far from being a disaster
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Actually, I don't
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This album is far from being a disaster
Uh, it's not that far, though...
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in keeping with the original topic:

1. I LOVE when edge's guitar comes in on DYFL
ditto the bass line.
also when bono sings "a man and woman....." the last time in the bridge and all the effects are on his voice.

2. mofo- dude, this tune is just kick ass all around.

3. IGWSHA- the last time he sings "it's the stuff, the stuff of country SONGS" listen to how he phrases "songs".

4. all bass lines in general

5. miami- the drum groove: bad ass.

6. ah...all of the rest of the album.....it's great...(too much to type).
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Uh, it's not that far, though...
wrong answer.
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Those ending parts of Gone where Bono shreaks "I'll be uuuuup with the sun........you stiiiiiiiiilll holdin' on."
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You know I've waited for so long
To hear you say so..."


And what watsons said!
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I like the part when U2 is playing.
I love that part. You know, the whole album.
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To give a nonsarcastic answer to a very sarcastic question I'd say the song GONE. Its in my top 5 of U2 songs. I just think it's brilliant.
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I like the whole thing for the most part. Not so much Please or If God Will Send His Angels. I loved Last Night On Earth and Velvet Dress though.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: POP Revisited: Best Moments Off The POP Album?

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wrong answer.
It's no different than someone telling me that ATYCLB sucks.

I like Pop, I still listen to Pop, but that album just doesn't move me like, War, or AB or ATYCLB.

Someone, when Pop first came out, wrote on WIRE that it sounded like U2 released an album of B-sides, and that's exactly what I thought. I waited, and listened for months hoping that it would have the same effect on me that AB did. That after months of listening I would just fall in love with it, but that, sadly has never happened for me.

I think everything about Pop was wrong. The image, the album, the videos, the marketing, and finally the tour. I think U2 realized that many mistakes were made in the overall concept of this album. Most of it was time constraints.

I saw opening night of Popmart in Vegas, and I wanted to be moved, but it was a weird show to see and I was slightly disappointed. I saw Popmart 2 months later and it was much better, but the second night the stadium was barely, and I mean barely half filled. I admit I began to wonder what had happened to my favorite band.

While I love the energy of that album, I don't understand Discotheque. I don't. There I've finally admited it. Please someone tell me what U2 was saying in that song? DYFL, MOFO, Gone even Miami and The Playboy Mansion I understand. Discotheque, even 7 years later leaves me baffled. It is THE song I skip when listening to Pop and the Best of 1990 - 2000.

Live, I really dug it. On plastic I just stare at my CD player and say WTF? The video while very good and maybe even classic, as far as imagery is concerned, was very odd for me to watch.

I respect those who LOVE the song. Hey I love Elevation, and sometimes I'll even listen to Red Light if the mood strikes me right, but Discotheque? I'm baffled....

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Actually all the comments U2 have made about the album reflect that they still think that album is up there with there best and Willie Williams and U2 love popmart, however I do question the image a bit ???..

I for one find that album a special album it's actually my second favourite to ACHTUNG BABY! The only problem I have with Pop is more on a production level it just seems that all the songs are so seperate from each other I find that a little bit in ATYCLB as well(not as much admitedly). I don't know if anyone else gets the same buzz from it. But Mofo and Gone are gold. Mofo cranked with the bass up is just awesome and the lyric structure is cool. Gone is just streaming and beautiful, I love the piano in Gone..
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Mofo is still my fave. moment. Amazing song, great lyrics - and totally different from their previous stuff. THIS should've been the 1st single off the album, to really mess with ppls heads!
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