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Offline Rasmus

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Re: Ranking the SOE songs
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2017, 03:38:35 PM »
1. The Little Things That Give You Away
2. Love is All We Have Left
3. Summer of Love
4. The Showman
5. Red Flag Day
6. 13 (There is a Light)
7. Love is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way
8. American Soul
9. The Lights of Home
10. The Blackout
11. Get Out of Your Own Way
12. Landlady
13. Your The Best Thing About Me

The only song I think is absolutely great is TLTTGYA. The first 6 songs on my list are all good though, song 7-11 are ok but have potential for something better. Landlady is just too boring for me and YTBTAM is plain bad.

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Re: Ranking the SOE songs
« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2017, 11:49:17 AM »
After a couple of weeks with the album, here's my tuppenceworth:

SUPERB:
1. Love Is All We Have Left
2. Book Of Your Heart
3. The Little Things That Give You Away
4. 13

GOOD:
5. Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way
6. The Showman
7. American Soul
8. The Blackout
9. Landlady

NOT BAD:
10. Summer Of Love
11. Red Flag Day

MEH:
12. Get Out Of Your Own Way
13. You're The Best Thing About Me
14. Lights of Home

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Re: Ranking the SOE songs
« Reply #32 on: December 16, 2017, 07:59:23 PM »
I can't rank these songs from 1 - 13, so I want to reframe the rankings. The songs in each tier are placed in no particular order.

TIER ONE: Songs I want to play again as soon as they finish
The Little Things That Give You Away
Landlady
American Soul
13

TIER TWO: Songs I really like
Lights of Home (remix)
Love is Bigger
Summer of Love
Blackout
Love Is All We Have Left

TIER THREE: Songs that have grown on me, but not as much as the others
Showman
Red Flag Day
Lights of Home (SOE version)

TIER FOUR: Songs that don't do much for me
Book of Your Heart
Ordinary Love

TIER FIVE: Songs that I overplayed before the album came out, and I can't rank right now
Get Out Of Your Own Way
You're the Best Thing About Me

Overall, I like all of the songs, and I don't find myself skipping them unless I've overplayed them.

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Re: Ranking the SOE songs
« Reply #33 on: December 16, 2017, 11:41:56 PM »
1. "Lights of Home"
2. "Summer of Love"
3. "Landlady"
4. "Get Out of Your Own Way"
5. "American Soul"
6. "Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way"
7. "13 (There Is a Light)"
8. "The Blackout"
9. "Red Flag Day"
10. "The Little Things That Give You Away"
11. "You're the Best Thing about Me"
12. "Love Is All We Have Left"
13. "The Showman"
 

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Re: Ranking the SOE songs
« Reply #34 on: December 24, 2017, 02:08:39 AM »
Ranking with the sole criterion of my emotional response

The Little Things That Give You Away
Landlady
Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
Love Is All We Have Left
13 (There is a Light)
Summer of Love
Lights of Home
Get Out of Your Own Way
You're the Best Thing About Me
Red Flag Day
The Blackout
American Soul
The Showman (Little More Better)

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Re: Ranking the SOE songs
« Reply #35 on: December 24, 2017, 02:53:52 AM »
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Red Flag day
Little things
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Lights of Home
American Soul
Showman
Landlady
Summer of Love
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GOOYOW
Best Thing
Blackout
13
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Love is All we have Left
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Love is Bigger

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Re: Ranking the SOE songs
« Reply #36 on: March 29, 2018, 02:16:08 PM »
I think this is a good thread to resurrect, closing in on four months living with the album.  So, ahem, “as of today.”

“American Soul” – yeah, I put it at the top, and I’m not ashamed.  I keep hearing new things in this song all the time. 
“You're the Best Thing About Me” – never thought it'd be anywhere in the top half, let alone #2 today.  I keep appreciating this song more and more.
“The Little Things That Give You Away” – didn’t really like this on the last tour, and when the album was released I kind of shrugged it off.  Now when it comes up, I just stop whatever it is I’m doing and listen, like it’s a prayer, or something.  I wouldn’t be surprised if this song ended up as my #1 eventually.

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“Lights of Home” – I really do like this song, overall.  I’m still not sure about the chorus, but there are so many other parts of the song I appreciate that it gets to be up at #4.   The second verse might be the best thing on this album. 
“Love is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way” – an early favorite of mine.  I still love it when it comes on.  I don’t have any problem with overblown and somewhat cheesy U2.  The bridge still gives me goosebumps.
“Love is All We Have Left” – very enjoyable.  It’s got a cool Zooropa vibe.  I like the frantic strings at the beginning, and the vocoder effect that makes it seem like a duet.  Bono’s vocal delivery is something I wish he’d do more.
“Get Out Of Your Own Way” – there’s such a sing-songy, spritely, urgency to this song.  I didn’t know what to make of it for a long time, but it’s quite good. 

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“The Blackout” – I probably overplayed this thing before the album came out, because I really loved it.  I could see this moving up the list in the future. 
“Red Flag Day” – I like this song a lot.  It’s a testament to how strong I think the album is when it’s way down here at #9.
“Landlady” – not a big favorite for me right away, and I think I’m still coming around on it.  The last minute of the song is quite incredible, really.  I enjoy it more and more by the day.
“Summer of Love” – I like U2 trying a song like this.  It’s breezy, it’s laid-back, and the last verse turns the whole thing on its head.  I can see how some don’t like it and compare it to “A Man and a Woman” (and I really don’t like that song).

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“The Showman”
– I don’t know why, but I wake up with this damn song in my head a couple times a week.  It’s a fun little song, and I’m glad it’s in U2’s catalogue.

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“13” – it’s fine, and everything…  But something has to be last, on both the album and this list.  Maybe the only song I’d think about skipping (along with, at times, “The Showman”), if it wasn’t at the end, anyway.

Wow…  After typing this, I looked back at the other time I tried this on December 12 and it’s vastly different.  I think it’s a great album that continues to gain steam with me.  Some of the songs I didn’t like as much a month or two ago have started to show their brilliance, and none of the songs have gotten worse.     
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Re: Ranking the SOE songs
« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2018, 05:46:05 PM »
1. Lights of home st peters
2. Red flag day
3. The little things
4. Landlady
5. Summer of love
6. Best thing
7. 13
8. Get out
9. Love is all
10. Blackout
11.Love is bigger
12. The  showman
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American soul from some destroyed crater
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All the songs above anerican soul i really enjoy. I can’t do american soul any more. And it’s not a bad ong. I actually like the verses.

Book of your heart would be about middle to bottom. Really enjoy it, just enjoy the majority of the album more.

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Re: Ranking the SOE songs
« Reply #38 on: March 30, 2018, 07:30:11 PM »
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I think this is a good thread to resurrect, closing in on four months living with the album.  So, ahem, “as of today.”

“American Soul” – yeah, I put it at the top, and I’m not ashamed.  I keep hearing new things in this song all the time. 
“You're the Best Thing About Me” – never thought it'd be anywhere in the top half, let alone #2 today.  I keep appreciating this song more and more.
“The Little Things That Give You Away” – didn’t really like this on the last tour, and when the album was released I kind of shrugged it off.  Now when it comes up, I just stop whatever it is I’m doing and listen, like it’s a prayer, or something.  I wouldn’t be surprised if this song ended up as my #1 eventually.

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Wow, those 3 would be in my bottom 4 I think.

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Re: Ranking the SOE songs
« Reply #39 on: March 30, 2018, 08:29:55 PM »
Little things in bottom 4?!? Definitely shows how subjective this all is!

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Re: Ranking the SOE songs
« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2018, 08:31:09 PM »
I have little things, red flag day and lights as all time U2 great. Just my 2 cents though.

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Re: Ranking the SOE songs
« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2018, 08:51:15 PM »
The Little Things That Give You Away
Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way
Red Flag Day
The Blackout
Love Is All We Have Left
Landlady
Summer of Love
You're The Best Thing About Me
Lights of Home
The Showman
Get Out Of Your Own Way
American Soul
13

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Re: Ranking the SOE songs
« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2018, 10:42:21 PM »
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Little things in bottom 4?!? Definitely shows how subjective this all is!

Maybe I was slightly overreacting in hindsight but I probably only have The Little Things as high as 6th or 7th fav song, so yeah.

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Re: Ranking the SOE songs
« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2018, 10:49:51 PM »
Always look forward to listening to these
Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way
Red Flag Day
Love Is All We Have Left
Lights Of Home

Not bad, sometimes I will skip but usually I find them enjoyable
Summer Of Love
Landlady
13
The Blackout
The Little Things That Give You Away

Usually I will skip, unless I'm listening all the way through
You're The Best Thing About Me
Get Out Of Your Own Way
The Showman
American Soul

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Re: Ranking the SOE songs
« Reply #44 on: April 05, 2018, 02:36:14 AM »
1. Red Flag Day
2. Summer of Love
3. The Little Things that Give You Away
4. Landlady
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5. 13
6. Love is All We Have Left
7. The Showman
8. The Blackout
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9. The Lights of Home
10. Your the Best Thing About Me
11. Love is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way
12. American Soul
13. Get Out of Your Own Way