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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Ranking the SOE songs
« Last post by Rasmus on Today at 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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Coldplay. I loved X&Y and still do. They lost me from VLV onwards.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: One Day in Dublin
« Last post by durk on Today at 02:30:11 PM »
National Museum of Ireland is world-class.
One of best museums I've ever been.
Probably fascinating for an 11 yr old as well.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Initial Thoughts on SOE?
« Last post by durk on Today at 02:21:40 PM »
Love is Bigger has become one of my favorite U2 songs ever.
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General U2 Discussion / U2 "Myths"
« Last post by miracle_al on Today at 01:42:59 PM »
The older I get, the more I begin to question the veracity of celebrated U2 myths.  For example, after Live Aid, Bono claims to have taken a drive in the countryside and happened upon a sculptor who was (serendipitously) working on a piece inspired by Bono's "leap" at Live Aid.  I also recall reading an article many years ago wherein Bono claims to have been pulled over by the police in Los Angeles and, lacking a photo ID, promptly produced a photograph of himself and Bob Dylan, which the officer accepted as positive identification.  There are literally dozens of these stories, which the band still recite to this day.  How much of these respective stories do you think is fact vs. fiction, and what are some of your favourite U2 myths?
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Ranking the SOE songs
« Last post by davis on Today at 01:24:47 PM »
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Red Flag Day
Summer of Love
The Showman
Lights of Home
Landlady
The Little Things That Give You Away
Love is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
Love is All We Have Left
You're the Best Thing About Me
Get Out Of Your Own Way
The Blackout
American Soul

The first 10 of these are perfection to my ears.  The last three aren't bad, but not up to the level of the others for me.  Still, I'd give this album a solid 4.5/5 stars. 
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General Music Discussion / Re: Good and Bad "Halves" of Songs
« Last post by miracle_al on Today at 12:00:44 PM »
I laughed out loud when I read your assessment of the second half of "Wake Up"!  Well done.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: One Day in Dublin
« Last post by 73October on Today at 11:43:28 AM »
Little Museum of Dublin. 
Try getting into pubs and bars around South William Street, they can be very crowded through and you might not get in one of the good ones eg: Grogans if busy.
Get the DART (urban rapid transit) from Tara Street or Pearse stations to Sandymount on the south side or from Tara Street or Connolly stations Clontarf Road on the north side for the coast - the beaches or 'strands' are a short ride away from the city centre and are good for walking/relaxing and getting away from the busy city centre (if the weather is OK).
St Stephen's Green is also a good park area within easy walk of Temple Bar and near Little Museum of Dublin if you want to chill out
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Marketing and Oseary
« Last post by miracle_al on Today at 11:04:59 AM »
Interesting topic.  U2 has been marketing its albums pretty heavily since ATYCLB (i.e. week-long residencies on late-night talk shows, etc).  Prior to that release, you almost never saw U2 on the small screen (television), and had to scour music magazines or tune into knowledgeable radio DJ's for any update on the band.  Personally, I don't think the small screen suits them, but that's another topic for another day.  They kicked it up a notch with the HTDAAB release (think iPod commercial), but this time around, they have successfully integrated the social media element, which was non-existent or nascent at the time of earlier releases.  SOE has definitely been a professional, coordinated campaign.  It helps to have the tour tie-in, too.   
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