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Offline imaginary friend

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Least favorite song from each album
« on: February 28, 2017, 12:02:46 PM »
I did a search for an existing topic, came up empty, so here we go.

here's mine:

Boy:  A Day Without Me (garbage from the word go)
October:   I threw a brick through a window (fell out of love with this song big-time)
War:  Refugee  (there's probably some alternate universe where they managed to turn this into one of their all-time best. Sure ain't this one)
The Unforgettable Fire:   Wire (just realized today that this has become my least fave TUF song and was totes shocked - it's the reason why I started this topic)
The Joshua Tree:   Trip Through Your Wires (what a garbage song)
Rattle & Hum: Love Rescue Me (ditto)
Achtung Baby:   Even Better Than The Real Thing (loved the 2011 live version, though...go figure)
Zooropa:   Dirty Day ("least favorite" is relative. Great song, but I like the others more)
Original Soundtracks 1:   United Colours (ditto)
Pop:   Playboy Mansion (really liked this one until they rewrote and perfected it under the name Kite. PM's hard for me to listen to ever since)
All That You Can't Leave Behind:   When I Look At The World (a good song, but it's always left me cold)
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb:   Original Of The Species (another recent realization. All Because Of You was my least fave, but I've warmed up to it over the last year or so)
No Line On The Horizon:   Stand Up Comedy (I've said it before and I'll say it again - the music and lyrics are horribly mismatched. Two good things that added up to something far less than the sum of its parts)
Songs of Innocence:  Song For Someone (I like this song, but I had to pick something)

well, there you have it. Your turn.



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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2017, 12:05:45 PM »
The Ocean
I Fall Down
Red Light
4th of July
TTYW
WLCTT
TTTYAATW
Babyface
Miami
Peace on Earth
Yahweh
Boots
California

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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2017, 12:12:15 PM »
Boy:  Twilight
October:  Is that all
War:  Red light
The Unforgettable Fire:  I love every song on this album but,if I have to pick one, MLK
The Joshua Tree:   Mothers of the Disappeared
Rattle & Hum: Love Rescue Me
Achtung Baby:   If I really have to pick one, So Cruel.
Zooropa:   Some Days are Better
Pop:   Playboy mansion
All That You Can't Leave Behind:   When I Look At The World
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb:   Yahweh
No Line On The Horizon: Love them all, but I guess White as snow
Songs of Innocence: This is where you can reach me now
« Last Edit: March 01, 2017, 01:22:36 PM by riffraff »

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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2017, 12:54:49 PM »
Boy: The Ocean (very tough to chose)
October:  Is that all
War:  The Refugee
The Unforgettable Fire: Indian Summer Sky
The Joshua Tree:   TTYW
Rattle & Hum: Love Rescue Me
Achtung Baby: Acrobat
Zooropa:   Daddy's gonna pay
Pop:   Playboy mansion
All That You Can't Leave Behind: Wild Honey
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb: A Man And A Woman (or ABOY)
No Line On The Horizon: SUC
Songs of Innocence: Volcano

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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2017, 01:58:55 PM »
Boy - A Day Without Me
October - Rejoice
War - Red Light (tough choice between this and The Refugee)
The Unforgettable Fire - 4th July
The Joshua Tree - With Or Without You (tough choice between this and Bullet The Blue Sky)
Rattle & Hum - live, Helter Skelter, recorded, Heartland (could never get into it)
Achtung Baby - Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses - still a magnificent song! Just my least favorite that's all.
Zooropa - Babyface
Passengers - Theme From The Swan
Pop - Do You Feel Loved - great, great song, just my least favorite.
ATYCLB - Stuck In A Moment
HTDAAB - Easier for me to say I like Vertigo and One Step Closer - the rest are garbage.
NLOTH - Ill Go Crazy or Boots
SOI - California or Song For Someone

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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2017, 02:32:13 PM »
Boy - A Day With Me

October - Is That All?

War - The Refugee

The Unforgettable Fire - I cannot choose for this one, so I guess it would be Pride for me...

The Joshua Tree - Trip Through Your Wires

Rattle & Hum - Van Diemen's Land (Hate this song, and I can't remember Love Rescue Me)

Achtung Baby - Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses

Original Sountracks I - Theme From Let's Go Native

Zooropa - The First Time

Pop - If God Will Send His Angels

All That You Can't Leave Behind - Peace On Earth (can't remember it, but I think it is the worst)

How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb - Crumbs From Your Table

No Line On the Horizon - I Know I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight

Songs of Innocence - Song For Someone


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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2017, 03:00:54 PM »
BOY: Shadows and Tall Tress
OCTOBER: Fire
WAR: Red Light
TUF: 4th of July
TJT: Exit
RAH: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
AB: Acrobat
ZOOROPA: Babyface
POP: Miami
ATYCLB: Peace on Earth
HTDAAB: A Man and a Woman
NLOTH: Get on Your Boots
SOI: Song for Someone

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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2017, 03:05:27 PM »
Hmm.  I'll try:

Boy - An Cat Dubh
October - Stranger In a Strange Land
War - Refugee
Unforgettable Fire - Elvis Presley and America
Joshua Tree - Trip Through Your Wires
Rattle and Hum - Love Rescue Me, or All Along the Watchtower
Achtung Baby - Even Better Than the Real Thing
Zooropa - Babyface
Pop - Playboy Mansion
All That You Can't Leave Behind - Wild Honey
How To Dismantle and Atomic Bomb - Man and a Woman
No Line On the Horizon - Crazy Tonight
Songs of Innocence - Miracle of Joey Ramone

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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2017, 05:41:53 PM »
Boy-A Day Without Me
October-Stranger in a Strange Land
War-Red Light
UF-4th of July
Joshua Tree-Mothers of the Disappeared
R&H-Love Rescue Me
Achtung Baby-So Cruel
Zooropa-The Wanderer
Pop-Wake Up Dead Man
ATYCLB-Grace
HTDAAB-Love and Peace or Else
NLOTH-White ass now
SOI-Volcano

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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2017, 12:00:49 AM »
Boy - Shadows and Tall Trees (very tough, but I really dig this track still)

October - Stranger In a Strange Land

War - Red Light (still like this song, just least favorite)

The Unforgettable Fire - I love every track honestly, but today I'll say 4th of July

The Joshua Tree - (also tough, but Red Hill Mining Town for now)

Rattle & Hum - Helter Skelter, but maybe God, Pt.  II

Achtung Baby - One of my favorite albums, love every song, but least favorite ugh...Tryin' To Throw You Arms Around the World

Zooropa - I'm a a big 90s U2 fan, so this album is very special to me.  I like Babyface a lot, but I think it's my least favorite right now.

Original Soundtracks 1 - Another favorite, but I'll say Elvis Ate America.  Again, I like the track and it's one of the most unusual songs this band has ever done, so I can't say it ain't memorable.

Pop - You're killing me here, I do like The Playboy Mansion, but it's certainly a weaker track compared to some of the other stuff on here like DYFL, SATS, Gone, Please, Mofo and IGWSHA.

All That You Can't Leave Behind - Too easy, so yeah, Peace on Earth

How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb - Again, easy. Yahweh

No Line on the Horizon - Get On Your Boots, a song with interesting parts, but doesn't add up.  The "let me in the sound" bit hints at something with potential and the main riff is catchy.  And yeah, Stand Up Comedy isn't far behind. 

Songs of Innocence - Song for Someone or The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)
 

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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2017, 01:00:21 AM »
Boy: none, I like them all
October: none, I like them all (disliked this album years ago but love it now)
War: Red Light
TUF: this is my favorite U2 album, U2 is my favorite band, and this is my favorite album of all time, it's untouchable and perfect for me...
TJT: Trip Through Your Wires
Rattle and Hum: When Love Comes To Town
Achtung Baby: Mysterious Ways
Zooropa: Babyface
Passengers: Elvis Ate America
Pop: Miami
ATYCLB: Elevation
HTDAAB: All Because Of You
NLOTH: Get On Your Boots and Stand Up Comedy, either one is dreadful
SOI: Volcano
« Last Edit: March 01, 2017, 01:02:11 AM by JaraSangASongAWeapon »

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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2017, 01:16:54 PM »
Boy: Another time Another place
October: I threw a brick...
War: Like a song
TUF: MLK
JT: -
Rattle and Hum: Heartland
Achtung Baby: Tryin' to throw...
Zooropa: Numb
Pop: Miami
ATYCLB: Wild honey
HTDAAB: Yahweh
NLOTH: Boots
SOI: Song for someone
« Last Edit: March 02, 2017, 12:00:57 PM by rubbersoul »

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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2017, 01:41:35 PM »
Boy: Another Time, Another Place
October: With a Shout (Jerusalem)
War: The Refugee
TUF: Elvis Presley and America
TJT: Exit
R&H: Love Rescue Me
Achtung: Tryin to Throw... (but like them all)
Zooropa: Some Days (but like them all)
Pop: If God Would Send His Angels
ATYCLB: New York
HTDAAB: Yahweh (ugh...)
NLOTH: Boots (ughhhh....)
SOĢ: Song for Someone (ugh...)

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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2017, 10:45:19 PM »
Boy - An Cat Dubh/Into The Heart (only because they're split into two separate tracks on every single album release, despite their ALWAYS being performed as one unit live)
October - Scarlet (while I suppose that this served a purpose on the latter 360° tour shows, I still say that I'd have far rather heard an actual song from that album)
War - Red Light (the backing vocals from whoever that girls is has always grated on my last nerve)
Unforgettable Fire - Elvis Presley In America  I get that they were trying to push their boundaries on this album, but this cut is so bad that I've never been able to listen to it all of the way through)
Joshua Tree - Exit (this was a super tough choice, so I picked this, since the production on the beginning of it is garbage, too quiet, and for no reason; I get that it's supposed to help build tension, but the quiet intro goes on for far too long)
Rattle & Hun - their live cuts of Helter Skelter, All Along The Watchtower, and Silver & Gold have always grated my nerves (Bono can't even get the lyrics right to HS; the AATWT performance is weak, especially when compared to other readily available recordings from the Joshua Tree tour; and, Bono's "am I bugging you? well, I don't mean to bug you.... play the blues, Edge!" is cringeworthy, especially as the following guitar solo couldn't be further from "the blues", not to mention that nothing about the style of music in the song could possibly be construed as blues); with the studio cuts, I always thought that Heartland was boring (I know that that is anathema for many here!), and When Love Comes To Town would never have acquired the status that it does had BB King not played on it; but, it's still a bore to me
Achtung Baby - Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World (I like the song, but the studio version is such a bore compared to the live one)
Zooropa - Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car (tough pick, but it's the most boring on the album to me)
Pop - Playboy Mansion (it was close with Miami, but at least that song has a cool groove)
All That You Can't Leave Behind - Peace On Earth or Grace (both are boring sh**e)
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb - Yahweh
No Line On The Horizon - Unknown Caller (next to Elvis Presley In America, probably their worst lyrics..... which is saying a lot, as NLOTH also has the abomination known as Stand Up Comedy on it)
Songs Of Innocence - Song For Someone (I don't mind the song, it's just a bore when compared to the rest of an otherwise solid album)

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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2017, 04:22:05 AM »
A Day Without Me
Fire
The Refugee
Pride
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Live)
One
Some Days are Better Than Others
If God Will Send His Angels
Elevation
Yahweh
I'll Go Crazy if I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
Song for Someone