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Old 11-07-2004, 12:59 PM   #1
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SYCMIOYO vs. Stuck in a Moment

No bashing here please. I like ATYCLB.

That said does anyone else feel like Sometimes is the sound of U2 getting Stuck RIGHT?
Both are soul songs with Motown influences.
Both are meditations on death and loss.
Stuck is a great song but the production and style get in the way of the passion a little bit.
Sometimes is heavily produced as well but it has an immediacy to it that chokes me up every time I hear it. Just a tremendous, tremendous song. And I for one think the comarisons to One are legit.
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SYCMIOYO for me

I like Stuck In A Moment, but Sometines... is more powerful
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Old 11-07-2004, 01:09 PM   #3
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Sometimes is an incredible song, but I'm partial to Stuck. It was the song that got me into U2 and has more sentimental value to me than almost any U2 song.

That said, Stuck.
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One is a ballad, thw other is a Philly soul thing. Stuck is more of a joy, up tempo feel, even the lyrics are reaffirming. Sometimes is like a hymm.
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Haven't heard Sometimes, but I'm gonna go with it anyway. For me, Sometimes would have to be a pretty mediocre song not to be able to top Stuck. But that's just me...
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Re: SYCMIOYO vs. Stuck in a Moment

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...does anyone else feel like Sometimes is the sound of U2 getting Stuck RIGHT?
I totally agree.
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Stuck has Soul.

Sometimes has passion.
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Sometimes is in a different league
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Sometimes by a mile.
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One is a ballad, thw other is a Philly soul thing. Stuck is more of a joy, up tempo feel, even the lyrics are reaffirming. Sometimes is like a hymm.
Very well put. Stuck is soul music for everyone to sing along while Sometimes makes us listen and reflect on our lost loved ones.
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I would say Sometimes because the bombastic sounding production hurts Stuck.
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Definitely Stuck for me. There's nothing in Sometimes that beats just the first line or two of Stuck.
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I like Stuck better, for now -- especially the acoustic version. But they're both great songs, and ask me again in a year or two.
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I like SYCMIOYO better. Just seems less forced and less like U@ trying to do the whole soul thing..i think there is more soul in the new song in that it's very emotional and very u2. Great Christmas time song though..family, loss all those things taht make the holidays such a joyous time right?
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Sometimes... is hauntingly heart-felt. Right to the very end when you get to the outro bit, you hear a band that just poured some emotion over your ears. Stuck is okay. It just feels too "plastic" to me.
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I adore ATYCLB, but I was never really a fan of "Stuck...". "Sometimes..." starts out a bit slow, but then it just soars - far more than "Stuck..." ever did. Therefore, this is an easy choice for me. "Sometimes..." easily beats "Stuck...".
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Old 11-09-2004, 03:19 PM   #17
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Without doubt Stuck. Sometimes is a bit of a mess although the lyrics are amazing it is still (in my opinion) the weakest track on the album and a poor choice of second single. I cant see the band release Sometimes and then releasing OOTS a single or two later - i think its one or the other single wise and so i'm dissapointed they have'nt gone for OOTS. Thats how i feel anyway.
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SYCMIOYO is better. Stuck is one of the only U2 songs that I just don't like...
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SYCMIOYO hands down. No contest ...ever.

Stuck is such a cheesy, boring song I have no idea how it became a single.
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SYCMIOYO for me. I liked Stuck in a moment when I first heard the album. It was actually the song that got me into the album but now I don't even listen to it. It is one of my skips on ATYCLB.
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