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10 - A perfect U2 song. 13 6.34%
9. 23 11.22%
8. 74 36.10%
7. 39 19.02%
6. 31 15.12%
5. 15 7.32%
4. 4 1.95%
3. 6 2.93%
2. 0 0%
1. - Bad. Not like the great song, Bad. Just bad. 0 0%
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Old 08-25-2002, 08:25 PM   #1
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Rate the Electrical Storm.

Rate the new single, from 1 to 10, with "10" meaning you believe it's among the band's very best work.

For the moment, I would give the song a 7. I hope the song sounds a lot "fuller" when a better quality version makes its way to the airwaves; if it does, that may bump it up a bit.

A few more days' listen might help too.

This may be a song that could be greatly helped by a good video. Imagine, for a moment, U2 on the beach - bolts of lighting behind the Edge and his guitar, and reflecting on Bono's shades. NEAT.

And, honestly, this song would have gotten more my attention had I not already heard Coldplay's new album. There are quite a few songs there (In My Place, The Scientist, Clocks, Daylight...) that are simply brilliant. Once again, A Rush of Blood to the Head is the best album of the year.

Electrical Storm is quite nice - particularly Edge's closing guitar solo. ("Wah, wah, wah.")

But I've heard better from the band, and I've heard better in the last few weeks. How would you rate it?

(And, if you have the time to reply, why did you rate it that way?)


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Old 08-25-2002, 08:33 PM   #2
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I love it, and I've been listening to it all day. BUT...it is not my fave U2 song. I rate it an 8 though.

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Old 08-25-2002, 08:36 PM   #3
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I gave it a 7....

Not their worst, but not their best either.

*edited because I'm a grammar *
"....But all I ever hear from you is "
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Old 08-25-2002, 08:47 PM   #4
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8/10 from me!
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Old 08-25-2002, 08:57 PM   #5
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Good ol' number 7 gets my vote. Still better than anything on the radio lately, though.

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Old 08-25-2002, 08:58 PM   #6
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I gave it a 7.

It's a great listen, and it is making my mouth water even more for the next studio album!

It is a step below Bad, With Or Without You, One, and Walk On though. But you can't expect something THAT good every time.
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Old 08-25-2002, 09:10 PM   #7
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Nine!!! I really dug it, the song built and grew and swelled up and I just got more and more excited by it. The beginning was kind of cool and moody and then all of the sudden the energy grew and I couldn't help swaying and throwing my arms into the air. Larry's drumming has that great military precision he mastered during "War" and The Edge's guitar -- blues, country and rock all mixed up. I cannot wait for October to come!!!
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goin UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9 , cause it's a new U2 tune and it's much better and different from this ATYCLB shit , much more closer to UF/Zooropa style , very kool
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I gave it an 8...I think it's brilliant, just haven't heard it enough to appreciate everything. Wonderful song.
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^ I agree with the above said!
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I give it an 8...It's an awesome song, but not a "One" kind of awesome!
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A 7 or 8 for now. Good stuff, but not their greatest. But I shall give it time to grow on me.
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Old 08-26-2002, 01:25 AM   #13
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I like it alot, not up to par with Bad or The Fly, but definatley not a song I'd hit skip on the cd player for.

*holds up big sign* 8!
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Originally posted by daisybean
I gave it a 7....

Not their worst, but not their best either.

*edited because I'm a grammar *
What Daisy said!
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Old 08-26-2002, 06:28 AM   #15
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Its an ok song, but not great (yet). Ill need a few more listenings to get used to it. Normally U2 songs grow on me the more I listen to them
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I gave it an 8 cause i thought the music sounds great, though weak at start, and the melody as well, and damn, Bono's voice, wow. But I really think the lyrics need a little work, I feel they get lost in the music, like Bono could be humming the whole song and I wouldn't have felt the difference. Except for this part which is just fecking perfect:

"You're in my mind all of the time
I know that's not enough
If the sky can crack
There must be some way back
For love and only love"

Oh well great overall, biggest disappointment is realizing that we'll probably never hear this live cause of the vocals being so uhm difficult.
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Old 08-26-2002, 08:04 AM   #17
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I gave it an 8.
It`s a good song!
I like the lyrics.
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It takes me a while to really get into something new....so far I love it though,I'd give it a 7 at the moment..............
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ok its weird but for me a U2 song is either PERFECT, SO-SO, or I DONT LIKE IT.

When I heard this song, I thought, it's PERFECT! SO I rated it a 10 but I rate 80% of U2's songs as a 10. It's just the way I am...thats why I like them so much.

It really has some of Bono's best vocals...the falsetto of the 90s, the howl of the 80s and the melody of the 2000s. The song won me over...

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