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Old 11-07-2004, 12:35 PM   #1
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Ranking the HTDAAB songs

I did this for the Trews's album...so here it is for HTDAAB.

Rank 'em based on first listen and let us know why it is where it is.

1. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
The first and only U2 song to ever make me actually cry. All I could think about was my grandfather the whole time and I had to pull the car over until the song ended.

2. Miracle Drug
Everything I thought it would be from the leak. Put me into a complete stupor on the first listen and welled me up before the floodgates burst on SYCMIOYO. That slide solo is incredible.

3. Love and Peace or Else
Awesome, crushing song. I cranked the stereo and was banging on the steering wheel of my car when this bad boy came on. Constantly yelling "fuck yeah!!"

4. A Man and A Woman
This is a damn sexy song. Adam was right when he said that women would love this one. I love it too. I might play this one for a lady sometime. This song recalls a couple of b-sides: Always (this song even takes a line right from Always) and The Ground Beneath Her Feet.

5. All Because of You
Love the double-tracked vocals. But what really owns this song is the kick-balls solo. Where the hell did Edge bring that out of? Best solo since The Fly/UTEOTW.

6. City of Blinding Lights
We knew this was a good one from the leaks. It's a great song, but it seems to lack that punch that would make it unforgettable.

7. Crumbs From Your Table
What were the reviewers thinking when they said this was a weak song? I love this one...great message and a great melody line. Reminds me a lot of Walk On.

8. Yahweh
The best closer to an album since Love is Blindness. It seems like a cross between 40 and Heartland.

9. Vertigo
A bloody good song, but should NOT have been the album's first single when compared to other ones here. The guitar riff is a beast though!

10. Original of the Species
Got some great lyrics, and I like the strings, but it hasn't really stuck with me so far.

11. One Step Closer
It's a bit forgettable, unfortunately. I do enjoy it though, it gives me a bit of an Unforgettable Fire vibe. I think this would have been better as an album closer or something like that.



This is the best album since AB, by far for me. 9 out of 10.
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Old 11-07-2004, 01:47 PM   #2
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One Step Closer is the worst song by far.
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It's still better than anything else anyone else is doing right now though.

Anyways, other people definitely need to get in on this too!

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Old 11-07-2004, 07:19 PM   #4
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1. miracle drug
1. yahweh
1. original of the species
2. sometimes...
3. crumbs from your table
4. love and peace or else
5. one step closer
6. vertigo
7. city of blinding lights
8. all because of you
9. a man and a woman

i love them all, this album is amazing- this is how they sit with me right now. everyone is intitled to their own opinion- i think one step closer is awesome.
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Old 11-07-2004, 07:22 PM   #5
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I can't. It's too soon. I try, and I can't.
I think OOTS is probably my favorite, along with maybe COBL, ABOY, and LAPOE. The rest are all somewhere at the same level for me right now. ALl too good to rank. I will say, however, that I do prefer One Step Closer to Miracle Drug, as unpopular as that sentiment is.
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Old 11-07-2004, 07:26 PM   #6
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I'm not going to make another list, but I have to say 'One Step Closer' is one of the best songs on the album. This will become more obvious as time goes on. Let it sink in first.
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Miracle Drug
Love and Peace or Else
City of Blinding Lights
One Step Closer
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
Original of the Species
Vertigo
All Because Of You
Yahweh
A Man and A Woman
Crumbs From Your Table
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Old 11-07-2004, 07:56 PM   #8
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1) Original of the Species
2) Yahweh
3) City of Blinding Lights
4) Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
5) All Because Of You
6) Crumbs From Your Table
7) Miracle Drug
8) Vertigo
9) A Man and A Woman
10) One Step Closer
11) Love & Peace or Else
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1)Crumbs
2)Crumbs
3)Crumbs
4)Crumbs
5)Crumbs
6)Crumbs
7)Crumbs
8)Crumbs
9)Crumbs
10)Crumbs
11)Crumbs
12) Crum... ups there is no 12 track
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Old 11-08-2004, 03:35 AM   #10
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Well, since i don't have anything but vertigo and i am desperate for it, i think i am going to leave my address all over the places (no one is replying anymore in the requests thread).

Please drop the bomb (except vertigo) in:

rgirao@mail.telepac.pt

thank you so much
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Old 11-08-2004, 03:36 AM   #11
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Ok, My state of paranoia have passed.

Here's the real rating

1) Crumbs
2) SYCMIOYO
3)Yahweh
4)Miracle Drug
5) LPOE
6) COBL
7)ÃBOY
8)Vertigo
9)AMAAW
10)One Step Closer (OH, I love this one but the other ones are even better)
11)Original of the Species. (Ok, that's the song I won't be listening in this album so frequently. I'll always skip it for now. I know, I understand and I love that fact the U2 have done Beattle even better than Beattle themselves. But I really don't like the song. Well the chorus is amazing... ok I don't hate the song... I't my least favorite song. I'll give it an 7.8/10 )
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Old 11-08-2004, 06:16 AM   #12
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Originally posted by Michael Griffiths
I'm not going to make another list, but I have to say 'One Step Closer' is one of the best songs on the album. This will become more obvious as time goes on. Let it sink in first.

I agree.
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Right on, Michael. I love 'One Step Closer"
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Old 11-08-2004, 06:30 AM   #14
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1. Miracle Drug
2. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
3. City Of Blinding Lights
4. Original Of The Species
5. All Because Of You
6. Vertigo
7. Crumbs From Your Table
8. Love And Peace Or Else
9. Yahweh
10. A Man And A Woman
11. One Step Closer
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Re: Ranking the HTDAAB songs

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4. A Man and A Woman
This is a damn sexy song. Adam was right when he said that women would love this one. I love it too. I might play this one for a lady sometime. .

Just be forewarned...this song has alot of power and should be used responsibly!
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Old 11-08-2004, 06:54 AM   #16
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man and woman is a good song but is up there for me with the Corrs.
sorry not to hate but not a song I will play often.

the rest of the album great!

TOP SONGS;

Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can't Make it on your Own.
Original of the Species
City of Blinding Lights
Love Peace or Else.


sorry thats based on one listen.

let me get back to burning it out a bit.

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Old 11-08-2004, 06:58 AM   #17
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1) Original Of The Species - 10/10
2) City of Blinding Lights - 10/10
3) Miracle Drug - 10/10
4) Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own - 9/10
5) Love And Peace Or Else - 9/10
6) All Because Of You - 8/10
7) Vertigo - 8/10
8) Crumbs From Your Table - 8/10
9) Yaweh - 7/10
10) One Step Closer - 7/10
11) A Man And a Woman - 7/10

This was much more difficult than I would have thought. Seeing AMAAW at the bottom of the list hurts, because I actually really like the song, but I felt the same way no matter how I tried to order it. This is truly proof to me that there are no weak songs.

Also, I think it's very cool how diverse our rankings are. That really says a lot about the quality and strength of every track that composes HTDAAB. I really don't even think our track rankings for JT or AB would be quite so diverse.
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1. Original of the Species
2. All Because of You
3. Yahweh
4. One Step Closer
5. Sometimes
6. Love and Peace
7. Vertigo
8. Miracle Drug
9. City of Blinding Lights
10. Man and a Woman
11. Crumbs from the Album (er, table)
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1. Miracle Drug
2. City of Blinding Lights
3. Original of the Species
4. Sometimes....
5. Yaweh
6. All Because of You
7. Crumbs from your Table
8. Love Peace or Else
9. Vertigo
10.One Step Closer
11.Man and a Woman

I love all the songs though.
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1. A man and a woman (yep, I love it that much)
2. Miracle Drug
3. Crumbs from your table
4. Sometimes
5. All Because of you
6. Yahweh
7. Original of the spieces
8. City of blinding lights
9. LPOE
10. One step closer
11. Vertigo (bottom, purely because I found 10 NEW songs to listen before it)
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