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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2017, 04:28:49 AM »
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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
really? Elevation? Who would have thought so?

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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2017, 04:33:41 AM »
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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
really? Elevation? Who would have thought so?

When you consider that record contains the likes of A man and a Woman, Wild Honey, Stuck in a Moment, When I Look at the World, Peace on Earth - to name but a few it shows just how low I rate Elevation to rank it below them...

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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2017, 06:19:04 AM »
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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
really? Elevation? Who would have thought so?

When you consider that record contains the likes of A man and a Woman, Wild Honey, Stuck in a Moment, When I Look at the World, Peace on Earth - to name but a few it shows just how low I rate Elevation to rank it below them...
Very sad situation, very sad for you. Sending happy thoughts and a kick in the butt to you.

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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2017, 09:55:39 AM »
Boy – “Another Time, Another Place”
October – “Fire”
War – “Red Light” (could have put “Refugee”)
The Unforgettable Fire – “4th of July” (hard to put down anything, so let’s go with the instrumental)
The Joshua Tree – “Trip Through Your Wires”
Rattle and Hum – “Love Rescue Me”
Achtung Baby – “Tryin’ To Throw Your Arms Around the World” (this pains me, because I like this song)
Zooropa – “Babyface”
Pop – “If God Will Send His Angels”
All That You Can’t Leave Behind – “Peace on Earth” (I usually like all U2 songs, but I loathe this one)
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb – “A Man and a Woman”
No Line on the Horizon – “Unknown Caller” (it also pains me to include this – decent song)
Songs of Innocence – “Song for Someone”

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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2017, 10:22:16 AM »
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Elevation
Yahweh
I'll Go Crazy if I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
Song for Someone

Yeah, this list from an tha checks out.  ;)

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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2017, 10:42:32 AM »
Boy - Shadows and Tall Trees

October - Fire

War - Red Light

The Unforgettable Fire - Pride

The Joshua Tree - Trip Through Your Wires

Rattle & Hum - Still Havent Found What Im Looking For

Achtung Baby - Arms Around The World

Zooropa - The Wanderer

Pop - If God Will Send His Angels

All That You Can't Leave Behind - Beautiful Day

How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb - LaPoE

No Line On the Horizon - GOYB

Songs of Innocence - The Miracle
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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2017, 02:06:34 PM »
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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.

I threw a brick, wire and dirty day?!! Why don't I hear what you hear.. when I listen to the world...

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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2017, 02:07:38 PM »
* indicates I do like the song, but it's my least favorite on the album.

Boy - Another Time, Another Place*
October - Scarlet*
War - The Refugee
TUF - Pride* (it's okay, but it sounds out of place on the record..)
TJT -  Trip Through Your Wires (no thanks. I could do without it.)
R&H - Helter Skelter
AB - Mysterious Ways (sacralige I know, but I just have never dug this tune)
Zooropa - Some Days Are Better Than Others*
Pop - Playboy Mansion
ATYCLB - Grace
HTDAAB - Vertigo
NLOTH - Boots <---needs to be excised from the U2 canon.
SOI - SLABT or maybe Volcano...can't pick which one I like least.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2017, 02:10:45 PM by aviastar »

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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2017, 08:45:55 AM »
Boy: Shadows & Tall Trees
October: Fire (mainly in comparison with Saturday Night, which is just so much better it makes Fire sound way worse)
War: The Refugee (although I'm starting to appreciate it a little more recently)
The Unforgettable Fire: Elvis Presley & America
The Joshua Tree: Exit (the song itself is okay but it's mixed waaaaaay too low volume)
Rattle & Hum: Van Diemen's Land (it's not bad but it's far less than the other stellar original studio tracks)
Achtung Baby: Acrobat (sorry, I just don't find it very interesting or catchy)
Zooropa: The First Time (exact same chord structure as All I Want Is You and way inferior in comparison)
Pop: If God Will Send His Angels
ATYCLB: Wild Honey (would be an okay song by another band but a waste of space on the record when they had far superior songs from that period that didn't make the album like Levitate)
HTDAAB: All Because Of You (somehow the alternate version with different lyrics made the song way better even though the music is unchanged)
NLOTH: Unknown Caller. Embarrassing lyrics and just goes on and on and on with no payoff.
Songs of Innocence: California (I like every song on this record but this one underwhelms a bit)

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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2017, 01:28:14 AM »
Coming soon to a bargain bin near you  ;)

U2- All That You CAN Leave Behind

Shadows And Tall Trees (let's down an otherwise perfect debut album)
Is That All? (My first thought after listening to it!)
The Refugee (simply naff)
Elvis Presley And America (I like it but I occasionally skip it)
Trip Through Your Wires (that harmonica intro- super-cringe!)
All Along The Watchtower (I like their version of Helter Skelter but this does nothing for me)
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses (Good song but pales in comparison with everything else on Achtung for me)
Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car (I like it but I had to pick something!)
The Playboy Mansion (it's just ok-Pop is too good for just ok)
Peace On Earth (completely unmemorable musically)
Yahweh (pleasant but their poorest closer since the first two albums)
Stand Up Comedy (lukewarm Chili Peppers)
Song For Someone (great verses and outro but the chorus is pure X Factor)

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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2017, 03:40:04 AM »
The Ocean: Just sort of a nothing song. Still pretty good for a "worst in an album" track though.
Scarlet: It's like they ran out of songs, so they recorded a sh***y version of Rejoice.
Red Light: It's okay but it's got stiff competition.
4th of July: Just a monotonous riff with some stock ambience in the background.
In God's Country: So insipid and meaningless.
Heartland: IDK, something about this track just rubs me the wrong way
Trying to Throw Your Arms Around the World: Same as Red Light
Numb: So annoying.
Either Plot 180 or Theme From the Swan: Because I can't remember them at all.
Miami: I've warmed up on this one, but I still don't like it.
Grace: Worst U2 song ever.
Yaweh: Sounds like generic christian rock.
Get On Your Boots: Yuck.
Song For Someone: Too whiny with weird, nonsensical lyrics.

It's been a while since I've posted here hasn't it? So we're not allowed to talk about politics anymore? That's understandable TBH.

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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2017, 06:19:08 AM »
The Ocean (love the live version, but the recorded version is a bit washy)

With A Shout (I love October and I don't dislike this song but it does feel a bit early U2 by bumbers)

Sunday Bloody Sunday (never actually liked this song, and even less so as it's been dragged through most of the tours)

4th July (again, I like the song, but it could have been a b-side and replaced by Love Comes Tumbling)

I Still Haven't Found (I've no idea why, but I've never cared for this song, recorded or live)

Helter Skelter (worst possible start to an album that I actually think is pretty phenomenal in places)

So Cruel (difficult choice as it fits within the scheme of things but something's got to go, so...)

The First Time (a bit too traditional on an album of "out there' stuff; plus U2 have milked that chord sequence too many times)

Corpse (makes me feel actually sick while listening to it)

Miami (U2 wrote Miami.  And it wasn't very good)

Stuck In A Moment (a new low in mid-tempo blandness for U2)

Original of The Species (possibly their very worst song - wants to take off but never does)

I'll Go Crazy (album version: cheesy and awful.  Live remix: awful and cheesy)

Volcano (mid-album filler, bad vocals.  Promising bassline but that's about it)

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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2017, 04:36:34 PM »
Boy - Shadows and Tall Trees
October - Stranger in a Strange Land
War - Seconds
Unforgettable Fire - Elvis presley and america
Joshua Tree - Exit
Rattle & Hum -  Freedom for my people
Achtung baby - Love is Blindness
Zooropa - Numb
Pop - Miami
All That You Can't Leave Behind - Grace
Atomic Bomb - One Step Closer
No Line - Cedars of Lebanon
Songs of Innocence - The Miracle

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Re: Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2017, 05:13:21 PM »
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Rattle & Hum -  Freedom for my people


I guess that counts.  iTunes will charge you $1.29 to purchase this 30 second track by street musicians not named U2.  I actually like it more than Love Rescue Me.

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Least favorite song from each album
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2017, 05:14:48 PM »
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Rattle & Hum -  Freedom for my people


I guess that counts.  iTunes will charge you $1.29 to purchase this 30 second track by street musicians not named U2.  I actually like it more than Love Rescue Me.

I actually don't mind rattle and hum but I had to put that as my least favorite