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Old 05-16-2002, 04:03 PM   #1
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Zooropa is amazing!

This isnít new news to me, but itís just been on my mind lately. Iíve been listening to this album a LOT over the last few weeks, and I just canít get over how much I love it! Every single little note and inflection. From the hazy trippiness of the title track to the melancholy of Stay to the darkness of Dirty Day to the Johnny Cash vocals on Wanderer. If U2 ever sees fit to put together another ďexperimentalĒ album like this one, count me in as the first in line to buy it.

So I guess this is a Zooropa appreciation thread. Feel free to add your thoughts.

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Old 05-16-2002, 04:07 PM   #2
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Sula, did I ever mention that I LOVE YOUR WRITING????
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MSG 6/17 Bono introduces "Stay": "this is perhaps the most beautiful song we have ever written"

I've been stuck on UF lately so I will have to throw this in the mix soon. It is such a great album, so clever, the whole concept of it.

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Lol, Chris. Errrm, I dunno.
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I think, Lyrically, it is better than any of them. Zooropa rules!!!!!

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I have always thought this.

Zooropa is one of my favorite albums, and I think that Zooropa is one of their best songs to date. There is just something about that song that makes me think of a trip I took to Germany one cold summer week. I just think it is fantastic.

Although they have never played any of the songs at any of the shows I went to, if you can get your hands on live versions of

Zooropa
Numb
Babyface

they are worth it - super super cool...
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so strange that this thread suddenly appears - i've been in a major zooropa mood for the last week or so. listening to it non-stop!
the only song i skip over every time is babyface, for some reason i can't stand it. but the rest of it blows me away. i tend to rediscover it every 6 months or so.
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Old 05-16-2002, 04:23 PM   #8
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Anyone else just get totally pumped up listening to Daddyís Gonna Pay? I just love the fanfare intro and the funky beat with the grinding bassline. One of my favorite driving songs. Well thatís also cuz of the words...Ēyou gotta head full of traffic, youíre a sirenís song...Ē hehe.
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I've been listening to Zooropa in the truck on the way to and from work, especially Dirty Day. It really rocks out after a long day of sitting at a desk.

Zooropa is, to this day, my favorite U2 album. I love its weirdness, its groundbreaking sounds, its lyrics, and, oh yeah, a-ha, sha-la. It doesn't get any better!

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I loveeeeeeeeeeeee Zooropa. I listen to it at work over and over and over again.

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Zooropa is U2's best album. I love it, love it, love it!!! I listen to it at least twice a week and I never get tired of it. It's just a total experience, if you know what I mean, and I love the alarm bells at the very end of the disc. Their like a warning bell eminding you to get off the "ride" and back to real life. It's good stuff.

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I loveeeeeeeeeeeee Zooropa. I listen to it at work over and over and over again.


Uhhh, this has nothing to do with Zooropa, but I was referred to you for this question: how many members/viewers are there on Interference.com and how many have viewed this site since its inception? Just curious.
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SinceI bought the Zooropa album last summer, there have been periods of time where I thought I liked it, and other times didn't. When I first bought it, I thought it was ok, but it didn't like it as much as the other albums I had up to that point(War and everything afterwards). Then I just lost interest in it. Then I bought the ZooTV Live In Sydney video and after seeing some of the Zooropa songs live, I started to listen to the album again, and I do like it now. Some songs were better live, mainly Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car. That song just sounds flat on the album, but was great with Bono in the MacPhisto character.
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Zooropa is such a wonderful album. I love it. It's incredibly atmospheric, and really captures the feel of ZooTV. Zooropa (the song) has such a gorgeous melody.. I love the entire album. It's a masterpiece.

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"Some days are better than others"... great bassline, great lyrics, GREAT SONG!!!

zooropa is a wonderful album- i rediscover it about once every year (not in my "usual" rotation of U2 cds, but definitely one of my favorites).
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Zooropa is my second-favourite U2 album. "The First Time" is one of U2's most beautiful songs (and its being featured in the opening sequence completely made the movie "The Million Dollar Hotel" for me!). I love how the songs on the album flow into one another.

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You guys are going to have to convince me more.
I think it is the worst album they made. I like Zooropa, babyface, lemon and Stay but what is it that makers you love it so much. Am I missing somethig here? I can only listen to it 4 times and I'm tired of it.
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For ages, I would only seem to pay attention to "Zooropa," "Numb," and "Stay," but I've recently discovered "Dirty Day." Great song! Great album, although I have to say that I could really do without "Wanderer." Maybe if Bono sang it it would be better. Well...not MAYBE. Of COURSE it would! Oh, well...They did what they wanted to do at the time...

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You guys are going to have to convince me more.
I think it is the worst album they made. I like Zooropa, babyface, lemon and Stay but what is it that makers you love it so much. Am I missing somethig here? I can only listen to it 4 times and I'm tired of it.
Ummm, perhaps you missed something. No one has to convince you of anything. We're merely celebrating what is in some of our opinions one of the best pieces of work U2 ever made. If you don't like it...that's your loss.

Now back to the programming. Babyface. One of U2's most underrated and misunderstood songs? Discuss!
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