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What is the best song on How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb? 11-song version (pick 3 nominees)

Vertigo
34 (16.3%)
Miracle Drug
22 (10.5%)
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
36 (17.2%)
Love and Peace or Else
6 (2.9%)
City of Blinding Lights
48 (23%)
All Because of You
6 (2.9%)
A Man and A Woman
4 (1.9%)
Crumbs From Your Table
13 (6.2%)
One Step Closer
10 (4.8%)
Original of the Species
26 (12.4%)
Yahweh
4 (1.9%)

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Offline ZEROpartII

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These charts are fascinating showing the relative strengths of the albums between Side A and Side B.  Other spots in the track order.  Let's go back in time to 2004 !!!



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Vertigo, Miracle Drug, COBL

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1) Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
2) Miracle Drug
3) COBL

Honorable mentions: Love and Peace or Else   <---awesome in concert.

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Vertigo - Heads and shoulders above the rest

City of Blinding Lights
- Modern uplifting anthem.  Pleasing . . . but gets a little annoying with the shouting at the audience "Oh you look . . . "

A Man and A Woman - Underrated song in a strummy/acoustic format.  U2 often botches these tracks.  I enjoy it greatly.  My 3rd pick, because it feels like it came to them more naturally than some of the other tracks.  I felt like Bono was trying too hard to craft a certain type of song with many others. 

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Nope. Can't do it. I literally hate every song on this album.

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Nope. Can't do it. I literally hate every song on this album.
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Nope. Can't do it. I literally hate every song on this album.

I heard somebody quote re: Original of the Species.  "Thanks U2 for making me f'ing hate Darwin."

I think Bono looks really creepy on the cover of this album.  However, this era of Bono is parodied really well in South Park.
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Nope. Can't do it. I literally hate every song on this album.

It's my least favorite album.  Just pretend you a picking the Grail at the End of Last Crusade and all 3 will kill you.

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Nope. Can't do it. I literally hate every song on this album.

I heard somebody quote re: Origin of the Species.  "Thanks U2 for making me f'ing hate Darwin."

I think Bono looks really creepy on the cover of this album.  However, this era of Bono is parodied really well in South Park.

Bono looks like Geddy Lee from Rush on that cover.  I can't unsee it.

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Native Son
Summer Rain
Flower Child

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SYCMIOYO
OOTS
OSCTK

Know most won't agree with me on the last one, but i've always been endeared to it.  I can't stand Vertigo.  Let it die on the shelves of a Target store next to the i pods it was meant to sell.  IMO Vertigo is an attempt of an aging band to sound loud and like a rock band and failing miserably.  Plus the video show it is when the Edge started shopping at Hot Topic.

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"Vertigo" and "City of Blinding Lights" are the easy picks.  Then....   "Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own," but it's a big drop, for me.

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Please add Fast Cars as it was on UK album.

I want to vote for it too

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Please add Fast Cars as it was on UK album.

I want to vote for it too

We are just going to do the standard version . . . . We weren't as lucky as you

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Vertigo, Crumbs and One Step Closer.

Not one of these three songs would make it onto a top 200 U2 song list for me.

Awful album. truly, truly awful.