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Old 03-03-2002, 08:14 AM   #1
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Where is ABs weak point?

Im listening to this masterpiece once again and I love it! But Im trying to figure out what may be the weakest song of therecord. Is there any? Or maybe some of the lyrics are S$%&! Highly unlikely, I know! So tell me, do you think AB has a weak point?

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Old 03-03-2002, 09:10 AM   #2
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I am not a fan of Tryin to throw your arms around the world. I guess I think the lyrics are pretty weak, I tend to skip right on over that song. I am not the hugest fan of AB in general so maybe all the people who love it will have better answers.
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I know many have expressed a dislike for WGRYWH...that's one of my all-time faves though.

I think it's mostly a matter of opinion.


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Old 03-03-2002, 09:16 AM   #4
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Lowest point? TTTYAATW
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The lowest point on the album is the picture of adam in the buff.

Musically - there are no low points.
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I've never liked EBTTRT.

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Although I love the album, this is an easy question: So Cruel.

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Old 03-03-2002, 10:08 AM   #8
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I knew the answers would shock me...

but your answer Don Vito is absolutely wrong. And you know it
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OK, I know that my answer will step on some person't toes, but I never liked Ultra Violet that much (and I still don't like it). So, that one and WGRYWH.

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Old 03-03-2002, 10:28 AM   #10
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There are no weak songs on AB. Period. I've been listening to the album since 1994, and it still strikes me what a masterpiece it really is.

The only bad thing is that I'm sure the lads won't make such a fine album again. They've tried but failed every time...

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My two least favorite songs are So Cruel and TTTYAATW.

But I think the weakest point of the album is the track order. I've always felt One was out of place. I would put it after WGRYWH. And for the closing of the album I would have made the order Acrobat - Ultraviolet - Love is Blindness. I think Ultraviolet into Love is Blindness would sound much stronger. While Acrobat is a great song, I don't think it feeds off the vibe of Ultraviolet well enough to follow it.

Still, though, AB is my fave album. Ever.

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Quote:
Originally posted by Sperber:
I knew the answers would shock me...
but your answer Don Vito is absolutely wrong. And you know it
Haha, I knew you would post anything like this!


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Lowest point? TTTYAATW
I agree with you Dima!
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I really dont understand why most of you would say that TTTYAATW is the lowest point. To me this song is so loaded with emotion and respect and love. This is the song I turn to when I feel bad and need to be cheered up.

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there IS no weak point!
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Old 03-03-2002, 03:30 PM   #16
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I usually skip over So Cruel and Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World. I realise the importance that those two songs have with the story being told on the album, but they are not among my favorites.
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I never liked EBTTRT. For the record, I do like TTTYAATW.
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AB is my favorite U2 album and I don't think there is a weak point...at all. Last semester in my intro to popular music class, I wrote a paper about U2's transition from JT to AB, and then I had to write an album review on AB. After listening to the album about 5 times in a row and trying to get the heart of each song down in my review, I was Emotionally Worn Out. Seriously.

AB is amazing.

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AB is my favorite U2 album and I don't think there is a weak point...at all. Last semester in my intro to popular music class, I wrote a paper about U2's transition from JT to AB, and then I had to write an album review on AB. After listening to the album about 5 times in a row and trying to get the heart of each song down in my review, I was Emotionally Worn Out. Seriously.

AB is amazing.

I agree, AB is the best and there are no weak points. I LOVE So Cruel!

Her skin is pale like God's only dove
Screams like an angel for your love
Then she makes you watch her from above
And you need her like a drug...

Her heart is racing, you can't keep up
The night is bleeding like a cut
Between the horses of love and lust
We are trampled underfoot

Perfection! Sorry, I just love those lyrics




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For a while I didn't like Arms Around the World, but now it's one of my favorite songs. Achtung is easily U2's best album, I don't really see how that's debatable. It would be cool if the guitar bit a the end of Love is Blindness was longer like it was on the ZooTV tour, and the Elevation Tour version of the Fly is in some ways superior to the album version, and the line in Wild Horses: 'can we still be friends?' kind of bothers me. But those are really minor things. U2 have made many different albums, but they've never made one as great as Achtung Baby.

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