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10 2 3.33%
9 3 5.00%
8 5 8.33%
7 19 31.67%
6 12 20.00%
5 8 13.33%
4 4 6.67%
3 2 3.33%
2 3 5.00%
1 1 1.67%
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:41 PM   #21
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What was it that Adam said? "Instead of executing one idea well, we worked on three simultaneously"? I think that sums it up perfectly. It's a Frankenstein's monster of a pop/rock song, sewn together with bits and pieces that never quite fit together. It's a terrible lead single because of that, but more adventurous than Vertigo (which is really just straight-down-the-barrel rawk). The lyrics are actually pretty clever as well, at least more so than Vertigo. But I can't get my head round how badly amalgamated it is, so it only gets a 6.
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For some reason this song is a bad attempt at trying to be like Vertigo. It doesn't have that something that Vertigo did and the lyrics are at times, really weird. I like the 'Let me in the sound' drum explosion, but that is the only part of the song that is really catching. 6
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:46 PM   #23
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Kinda liked it once it was released as a single but it's ever since gone downhill with me. Really kicked it up a notch live I will admit. This is basically U2's attempt at a second Vertigo. A generous 5.

I will also admit that this is quite fun to blast while driving 70 mph with the window rolled all the way down.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:07 PM   #24
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70? in a 65? look out!
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:11 PM   #25
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70 in a 55 actually.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:14 AM   #26
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Cause I'm young and I'm black and my hat's real low
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Am I under arrest or should I guess some mo?
"Well you was doing fifty five in a fifty four"

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I do think the talk about how much this decision impacted the sales of this record is a bit overblown, however.


I don't like this one as much as I remember. Gets a 4 from me. Let me in the sound is a pretty cool part on the drums. Not Edge's worst riff. Absolutely some of Bono's worst lyrics though.

However - it was fucking awesome live.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:15 AM   #27
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Also am I the only one who thinks this sounds nothing like Vertigo? That's always baffled me. I get that they were trying to repeat the success of that idea, the lead single being all rawk and short, but it sounds nothing like Vertigo. At all. And it's nowhere near as good.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:32 AM   #28
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Fun song, great energy, very entertaining and surprisingly I never skip it. Musically I find it more interesting than Vertigo, especially the bridge, but its a fucking lyrical mess. Terrible choice for a lead single, how they thought otherwise is beyond me. I still like it, though.
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Terrible choice for lead single.
However, it has one of the best riffs that Edge has ever created, fun and rocking, i really like it.
Only negative for me is the "let me in the sound" part, which sounds like it's been shoe-horned in at the last minute for some reason.
Great opening too, Larry's drums and Edge's riff. Though the sublime part is at the end when Edge kicks in for the last 30 seconds or so, one of U2's finest rocking moments for me.
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Unbelievably bad choice for a lead-off single.
this. 6
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Unbelievably bad choice for a lead-off single.
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it will always go down as a massive flop worldwide as a lead single!
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it clearly should not have been the lead off single.
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it worked better as an album track than a single.
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bad choice for a single.
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terrible lead single
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It's a terrible lead single
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Terrible choice for a lead single
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Terrible choice for lead single.
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It fucking sucked as a lead single.
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Not exactly the reaction a lead single should elicit.
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It fucking sucked as a lead single. I wept for weeks until NLOTH's title track brought me back from the brink.
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Fabulous lead single! 6
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It would be a 6, but I'll give an extra point for the 'Let me in the sound' bit, which was the only standout part of the track for me.

Live it was actually pretty fun, plus they should've added the extended intro to the album version, much better lead in that way.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:17 AM   #36
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anything over a 3 at best is generous for me.

absolute car crash of a song that just sounds like they tried to keep going with the Elevation/Vertigo/ABOY/whatever trend they thought would keep them looking young to the mainstream audience Bono's so worried about pleasing past the age of 50.

in my opinion it shouldn't even be ON No Line On The Horizon, let alone the LEAD SINGLE it still boggles the mind to be honest and it just feels like they panicked and slapped this god awful song in the middle of what's actually their best album in a decade simply because they worried it was too different and needed a 'big' single.

they shouldn't have done that and as some people might agree, the album suffers for it both musically with this wart in the middle of it, and also in terms of people put off giving it a listen because they're put off by the single. There are MANY bands where you shouldn't dismiss an album based on its singles but sadly that's the way it works with a lot of people and hopefully U2 will just have the balls not to feel they have to make crap like this which just swerves people away from an album of actually GOOD songs.

that said it sounds alright live - i don't enjoy the song (actually I HATE it) but there's no doubting it gets people going at a gig and tens of thousands of people in a stadium enjoying it can't be wrong can they? nor will I tell them they are
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