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Old 09-06-2017, 07:41 AM   #161
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And how the hell is this getting more hate than the miracle did?


Its worse....
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I've listened twice. I like it. Husband likes it. My four-year-old loved it. Lol.

I don't have much analysis, other than I don't think the first line is creepy. I think it's about her masking her emotional pain. Been there, done that.

And "ever happen a boy is lame." Is that confirmed? Any chance it's two words squished?

I need to listen more, but I certainly don't think it's garbage.
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And how the hell is this getting more hate than the miracle did?
Or boots? Its far more superior maybe over produced a litle but still great song that reminds me of my soul mate, my girl
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I think about the Usenet discussions about The Fly being the worst thing ever, and the end of U2. I will wait before I move to defcon-4.
Yeah no. Achtung was fundamentally a new and surprising chapter in U2's discography, while this is another page from an overlong chapter of mundanity. I thought perhaps things were looking up with Blackout, but Best Thing gives little cause for optimism.
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The more I listen to it the more I like the juxtaposition of the changes in the song which to me is interesting and new ground for the boys. Still very very catchy and I think mainstream radio is going to eat this up, already seeing a lot of positive reaction on YouTube
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And how the hell is this getting more hate than the miracle did?
Because people had unrealistic expectations.

They thought this would be the song that makes U2 "cool again", when if you had any sort of intuition on public consciousness, would never be the case ever again. People keep making fun of Bono for trying to chase a hit, when they also are really caught up in being validated about liking U2.

So take one overcooked song add in unrealistic expectations about what a 4 piece, guitar based, polarizing rock band can do in 2017, and you're going to have a lot of people coming down. And hard.

Which is just silly because this is a decent song.
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Does anyone else think the record label preferred Blackout and that's why they made them release it also? The verses in TBT are good, but that chorus man...yikes. Like Boots it's the worst part of the song and it's the damn chorus!
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Not sure about having a lyric video for these lyrics
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Wow. I was expecting something really bad. I like it.
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Did the band talk to Dave or anyone on the radio?
He was meant to be on KROQ but I couldn't get the stream to work.

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Also re: best thing that ever happened a boy - ever heard of poetic licence?
If you have to fall back on "poetic licence" to defend a lyric, it's shit. Unusual sentence structures made with poetic licence explain themselves. They make people say "hey that's cool/quirky/interesting" or whatever, not "wow what a whopper of an error".
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Yeah no. Achtung was fundamentally a new and surprising chapter in U2's discography, while this is another page from an overlong chapter of mundanity. I thought perhaps things were looking up with Blackout, but Best Thing gives little cause for optimism.


The Blackout has groove and you can hear each band member.... way better than SOI. The Little Things has soul. This has nothing just bland generic throwaway.
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As someone who came in not hearing the Kygo/beach clips remixes to throw it off for me somehow... I don't mind it. I don't love it, but it's far from the worst thing they've done. Not hearing this "busy" factor that people are saying, so not sure if that has something to do with the previous versions.

The guitar-driven verse sounds a bit odd at times, especially with the transition to the chorus (which is kind of pretty for a typical I–V–vi–IV progression and, like some people said, a bit more memorable than the Blackout one imo).

Edit: I've only heard Blackout once so far, since I'm waiting for some sort of official release to hear it again. So it's hard to say which I prefer personally.
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Yeah no. Achtung was fundamentally a new and surprising chapter in U2's discography, while this is another page from an overlong chapter of mundanity. I thought perhaps things were looking up with Blackout, but Best Thing gives little cause for optimism.


Ax let's be honest mate it was never ever going to be the type of song that you liked, I have been on this forum long enough to even know that, but there are also certain posters on this forum that hated it before it was even out, my statement from before still stands, how can people be told to hang fire on calling a song the best ever after not even an hour of it being out, but yet it's totally fine to be able to say how crap it is etc?
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Still can't believe how unbelievably bad this mix is. It's horrendous.
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And how the hell is this getting more hate than the miracle did?
Because they showcased a song that would've been without question a much better lead single and then they went ahead and released the exact type of song many of us feared they would. I think a lot of people are upset at the choice of single combined with the typicalness of this song.
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"Holy crap, if The Blackout isn't even the lead single, The Best Thing must be REALLY great!"

Yeah, about that...
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They thought this would be the song that makes U2 "cool again", when if you had any sort of intuition on public consciousness, would never be the case ever again.
Who were these people? I've been one of the loudest disappointed voices in this thread and I've certainly never wanted nor predicted Best Thing or any other song would make U2 cool again - because I agree, those days are gone. And if U2 would hurry up and realise it, perhaps we wouldn't have got this over-thought, over-cooked, over-produced mess of musical copypasta.
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This is one of those moments where I'm kinda glad I don't know chit about chorus, melody, harmony, production, overproduction, tempo and so forth.

I like it.. is it great, maybe not.

But an interesting vibe and some nice couplets --- couplets are a thing right?

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Haha! Same. I mean, I know a little but there's no way I can analyze this using music theory or anything.
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I suppose Lillywhite should keep his day job - which nowadays is selling KFC.
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Lyric Video gets no more than 200,000 Views by the end of the day. Place your bets
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