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digitize 02-19-2012 11:28 AM

Rate the Song: Elevation
The 90s are over! We are almost done with this competition. Today begins the first voting round of the 2000s, as we rate the first half of All That You Can't Leave Behind.

Please rate Elevation on a scale from 0 to 10, using whatever criteria you feel allows you to best evaluate the song as a whole. I will not set criteria for people to based on, but if you feel like your best evaluation of the merits of a song comes from voting only based on, say, the studio version, go right ahead and vote that way. Full information on the Rate The Song series may be found in this thread.

Have fun! This poll will close in 96 hours.

Niceman 02-19-2012 11:39 AM

Album version: 6
Live: 8

Galeongirl 02-19-2012 11:40 AM

7. The album version is pretty darn meh, I'd give that a five. But the Tomb raider remix is already better and live it's a party.

ryancoke71 02-19-2012 11:58 AM

Live I'd give it a 9. So much fun in the pit!!!

The album version, yeah, I won't go there....

Globo14 02-19-2012 11:58 AM

Album: 4
Tomb Raider / Live: 8

Good rocker, but it needs to leave. BAD.

Nick66 02-19-2012 12:07 PM

Solid rocker that can, and did, achieve orbit live. Amazing show opener...those Elevation tour concerts were among the best I've ever seen.

Live it's often a 10, the album version is probably an 8, but today I'll give it 9.

An Cat Gav 02-19-2012 12:23 PM

Tomb raider mix is certainly better, live as well. The songs good fun, but it doesn't really do it for me.

djerdap 02-19-2012 12:25 PM

A disgusting song.

trevgreg 02-19-2012 01:33 PM


Originally Posted by Galeongirl (Post 7471370)
7. The album version is pretty darn meh, I'd give that a five. But the Tomb raider remix is already better and live it's a party.

I gave it an 8, but you basically nailed it there.

lemonfly 02-19-2012 01:51 PM

Just a very bland rocker. Lyrically, Bono not so much phones it in, he texts it. Atrocious. I don't know what Edge is trying to accomplish with that grunting fuzz, but it is the most irritating noise that has ever sprung forth from his fretboard. Zero

theedgeu2 02-19-2012 01:58 PM

Fuckin great rocker live (especially if you're in GA). Studio version is a complete meh. Tasteless studio version. I love the Elevation tour versions with Bono kinda doing that cheesy rap over the end. Also love the Influx Mix just as much, if not more, as the album version.

flybabe 02-19-2012 02:56 PM

It's awesome. Live, or studio, even a few remixes, not ALL mind you. Overplayed yes, but it's a staple. 7.

LemonMelon 02-19-2012 05:25 PM

The album version is ugly. A very generous 5 for that, I'm honestly considering 4. The guitar doesn't kick; hell, just about every instrument feels glossy and weak. The lyrics are horrible. But it has a tremendous hook, and live it really rocks. I would probably give that a 9. Influx Mix is enjoyable too.

GirlsAloudFan 02-19-2012 05:59 PM




I can't roll my eyes any further into the back of my head lest they pop out and start sliding across the carpet.

OpenG180 02-19-2012 08:57 PM

How can you go - in 5 years - from stuff like Your Blue Room, Slug, Please, Gone to Elevation?

I'd say i prefer mature, interesting music. Basically, this "song" is the opposite of what i enjoy in music.

corianderstem 02-19-2012 08:58 PM

I can't honestly say that I like this song .... but I am powerless to resist it in concert.

prbiker15 02-19-2012 08:59 PM

Album version = 7
Live version = 10+

I never liked the album version, but wow, Elevation is just so different live. Definitely more of a rock anthem, gets the crowd jumping like mad. I love it.

Still a great song with cheesy lyrics. 7.

Scorpionac 02-19-2012 10:13 PM

Live is a million times better. The best part's 2:45. Wish the studio version had that.


Edge's got a great guitar hook here. I've grown on this song over time. The Influx Mix is fantastic.

The Panther 02-19-2012 10:32 PM

Yes, Edge rescued it from disposability, live. However, that doesn't change the fact that it's cheese on a stick.

Still, a nice tune, so I'll give it a 5.

PennyLanePHINS 02-20-2012 01:52 AM

Loved it when I was 13 when it came out and was with Tomb Raider. It's cheesy, but I still love it. And gets everyone up and involved live.

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