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View Poll Results: Which of these 3 songs is the best?
Acrobat 27 30.34%
The Fly 25 28.09%
Until The End Of The World 37 41.57%
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Old 04-19-2005, 10:30 AM   #41
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The Fly, but Until The End of the World is a close 2nd.
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Old 04-19-2005, 10:58 AM   #42
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a nice 'trinity' of tracks to place in the middle of a compilation. [my order of favourite as well]

1. Acrobat
2. The Fly (Live in Boston- Elevation 2001)
3. Until the End of the World - (Live in Dublin Zoo TV 1993)

so there.
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Old 04-19-2005, 10:59 AM   #43
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That was painstaking. I ummed and aaahed over Until the End of the World and Acrobat for something like ten minutes. I think UTEOTW has the slight edge musically. Lyrically, all three are just THE perfect specimans of what good music should be.
Makes me thankful that we live in a world where all three (and the rest) can all be listened to and loved
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Old 04-19-2005, 10:59 AM   #44
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it feels so arbitrary -
i'm choosing acrobat right now for no other reason than that it's first alphabetically. great poll, it's pretty mindblowing to think that one band could be responsible for 3 such songs, then realize that they're all on the same record, then realize what else is on that record (so cruel, one, ultraviolet, etc...), then realize all the other song's they're responsible for...
damn, they're good!
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I think Edge loves ripping on that song.....
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Old 04-19-2005, 12:19 PM   #46
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UTEOTW, easily.
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Old 04-19-2005, 12:29 PM   #47
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Until The End Of The World. It's my all-time favourite.

But if I prefer Acrobat to The Fly? I'm not sure. Studio-wise, I do, but the Elevation versions of The Fly is about as great as U2 can possibly get. On the other hand, Acrobat is studio and it takes me higher than almost every U2 song. Gee I dunno. Three best Achtung songs...

1. Until The End Of The World
2. Acrobat
3. The Fly
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Old 04-19-2005, 12:38 PM   #48
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Old 04-19-2005, 02:25 PM   #49
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Acrobat.
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Old 04-19-2005, 02:40 PM   #50
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Acrobat by far. And because it hasn't been overkilled as a single or even played live on any tour it'll remain the best gem on AB.
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Old 04-19-2005, 03:41 PM   #51
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Come on Acrobat! You can do it!

(There will be a head-to-head vote after 2 winners from this round have clearly been established. I will let the poll run another day. I did not set a time limit on the poll so I'll just say that after another 24 hours or so, we'll move on to the finals.)

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Old 04-19-2005, 06:03 PM   #52
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I won't do it! It's impossible!

1. Fly/Acrobat/Until The End
2. *none*
3. *none*

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Voting for Until The End of The World was painful as hell because I love Acrobat.
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*bump*

(We will start a finals poll in a few hours.)
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Old 04-20-2005, 03:58 PM   #55
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The Fly, because that song/video came out and blew away the first 10 years of U2 and replaced it with the next era. All of them are brilliant, but The Fly was the the groundbreaking type brilliance this band is all about.
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Old 04-20-2005, 04:29 PM   #57
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The Fly, because that song/video came out and blew away the first 10 years of U2 and replaced it with the next era. All of them are brilliant, but The Fly was the groundbreaking type brilliance this band is all about.
exactly, my friend, exactly.

and it's easily the best of the lot as well
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Old 04-20-2005, 04:39 PM   #58
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If U2 were playing Until on this tour and not The Fly... I honestly think that they're scores would be reversed.

But if anything these fragmented scores show the great love, respect and adoration for Achtung Baby on these boards...and thats a great thing.
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