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Old 10-16-2006, 01:24 PM   #81
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"ARE YOU GONNA WAIT FOREVER?"

This and the alternate versions mentioned above in place of a couple of songs put on the album would have taken it to the next level for me.
I think 'Are You Gonna Wait Forever' would have fit much better on ATYCLB', but 'Smile' would have probably fit on Bomb quite nicely. Actually, 'Smile' would have fit on either album. Probably my favourite latter day U2 song other than 'Kite'.
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I think 'Are You Gonna Wait Forever' would have fit much better on ATYCLB', but 'Smile' would have probably fit on Bomb quite nicely. Actually, 'Smile' would have fit on either album. Probably my favourite latter day U2 song other than 'Kite'.
I disagree. AYGWF would fit better in HTDAAB because it has more a rock'n'roll feeling (drums, guitar treatement...). Maybe that's why it was left out from ATYCLB.
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Actually Bono says OOTS is the best on the album.
That's not what he said after the Grammys though! But I do remember him saying OOTS was the best, too... I guess Bono says lots of things.

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Basically, I think Sometimes is headed to the Davey Jones locker of the U2 sea after this tour, it wasn't a big hit, there isn't a deep demand for this song. COBL? Ok, it's not a big hit ether I just think it's a much better song, much better.

"Sometimes" wasn't a big hit? There wasn't much demand for it? Dude, it debuted at #1 on the UK Singles Chart. The song won Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Song of the Year at the 2006 Grammy Awards.

It's one of U2's all-time bests!
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I disagree. AYGWF would fit better in HTDAAB because it has more a rock'n'roll feeling (drums, guitar treatement...). Maybe that's why it was left out from ATYCLB.
For me, it's all about "vibe". I could care less about the mechanics of a rock song. The vibe of AYGWF has the same warmth as ATYCLB, and the same summer-time-pop sensibilty. You could play it with the top down, and would fit in nicely around 'In A Little While' and 'Wild Honey'...and even 'Summer Rain'.
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Old 10-16-2006, 08:28 PM   #86
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I agree that Sometimes won't hold up over time. Once it's not new, it will get mixed with it's closest cousins - Stay, With or Without You, One, perhaps even Stuck - and it doesn't hold a candle to any of them. If in 5 years they're only going to play 2 or 3 out of those 5 (or 6, assuming there's another new one in that kinda category by then) I can't see Sometimes getting much of a run, if any. IMO, definitely the runt of the pack. Weakest lyrically & musically, and although yes could be classified as a hit in regards to sales in some countries and the Grammy win, I don't think it's made it's way into the public subconscious like the others either.
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I think "Bomb" will be remembered as one of U2's best albums, years from now. The more I hear it, the better it gets.

I know that Grammy awards aren't the end-all, be-all, but sheesh, when an album wins EIGHT Grammy awards, that's got to count for something.

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This album was awarded eight Grammy Awards in 2005 and 2006, winning in all of the categories in which it was nominated. It was awarded the Album of the Year award in 2006. "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" from the album was awarded Song of the Year and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. "City of Blinding Lights" was awarded the award for Best Rock Song, and the album was also awarded Best Rock Album. In 2005, the single "Vertigo" from the album won in all three categories in which it was nominated: Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and Best Short Form Music Video.
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I think "Bomb" will be remembered as one of U2's best albums, years from now. The more I hear it, the better it gets.

I know that Grammy awards aren't the end-all, be-all, but sheesh, when an album wins EIGHT Grammy awards, that's got to count for something.

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This album was awarded eight Grammy Awards in 2005 and 2006, winning in all of the categories in which it was nominated. It was awarded the Album of the Year award in 2006. "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" from the album was awarded Song of the Year and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. "City of Blinding Lights" was awarded the award for Best Rock Song, and the album was also awarded Best Rock Album. In 2005, the single "Vertigo" from the album won in all three categories in which it was nominated: Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and Best Short Form Music Video.
Now I'm just waiting for the predictable yet weak counterargument, which will go something along the lines of this: "The Grammys are a %$#in' joke....blah blah blah....and do you really believe that an album is good cause it does well at the grammys??? So I guess Bomb must be a better album than Achtung Baby if the grammys mean anything, blah blah blah....It's for has beens, etc, etc..."

For the record, I agree with you: If an album wins 8 grammy awards, it has to have some merit.
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HTDAAB is FREAKING amazing. It always will be in my mind, and you can't take that away from me.
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HTDAAB is FREAKING amazing. It always will be in my mind, and you can't take that away from me.
LemonMelon speaks the truth...
It's a matter of personal taste, but I think COBL and Miracle Drug are the top two. I still get blown away at the balance of energy and low-keyness that COBL holds. I can't pick a third, but OOTS, Yahweh, and Vertigo come in very closely. I think all the songs except for One Step Closer and AMAAW are very close in greatness. <sigh> This is an amazingly beautiful album.
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Best 3 songs on the album:

Original of the Species
City of Blinding Lights
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1. Vertigo - Can't stop loving that guitar riff
2. OOTS - Edge's anthem. Flawed lyrics keeps it at 2
3. COBL - keyboard intro and outro push it down to 3.

Crumbs honorable mention.
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1- oots although i prefer the single version
2- sycmioyo - kinda makes me a bit emotional sometimes when i think about the meaning of it
3- vertigo - VERY COMMERCIAL but i cant help but whistle the riff all the time!
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