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Vote for your LEAST favorite U2 studio album - Round 8

Unforgettable Fire
32 (49.2%)
Joshua Tree
4 (6.2%)
Achtung Baby
1 (1.5%)
Pop
28 (43.1%)

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Offline Stanley

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2009, 10:01:39 AM »
UF.

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2009, 10:01:57 AM »
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Has to be Pop to go - Unforgettable Fire for me set up what is now history....

I feel the same way singnomore. I just can't bring myself to vote that one off. It is such a beautiful album that is very underrated in my opinion. I can't let that one go before Pop.  That era of U2 in the early days was a very special time for me. Actually I would take that one over Achtung Baby - just a personal preference so don't yell at me anyone ;D ;)! I bet you can all guess which one I think is their masterpiece now! ;)

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2009, 10:04:30 AM »
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For the first time on this Survivor, I'm going to have to give a couple of albums, TUF and Pop, a good listen before voting.

Unrelated, why do so many people write Pop in all caps?  Every song on the album backing is written in all caps, yet we don't write out STARING AT THE SUN (although, for some reason, people write out MOFO).  IS it because it is a short word?  Do people think it's an acronym?  What the dilly?

LOL! I just did that George and I don't know why!  I think it is the short word thing here ;D.

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2009, 10:18:38 AM »
Hmm...

See you later Joshua Tree...

You had your time. Big and full of memories, and great tunes, but I guess you have too much filler... on side B at least 4 songs...

The other three are more timeless to me, even if production anchors AB and Pop clearly in the 90's, the songwriting and lyrics are classic, and I cannot give up on the sounds of 'IfGSHAngels', Gone, PlayboyM, and UTEOWorld, The Fly,  and Bad, ASOH and EPAAmerica.

Also, is there any need for a Round 9? Shouldn't the winner of Round 8 just get bronze straight, get some listens and then you decide between JT and AB?

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2009, 11:11:30 AM »
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Also, is there any need for a Round 9? Shouldn't the winner of Round 8 just get bronze straight, get some listens and then you decide between JT and AB?


Yes there is a need. Unless of course you know exactly how the votes of the loser of round 8 will be split between the remaining albums when people cast their round 9 votes ?



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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2009, 11:19:17 AM »
Right, that might be of some interest.

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2009, 11:23:53 AM »

Snuff out the Unforgettable Fire ...

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2009, 11:26:41 AM »
I chose the Joshua Tree because I couldn't bear to pick between UF and Pop. It's like picking a favourite child. Hard round for me.

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2009, 11:38:12 AM »
Joshua Tree, which should've gone a couple of rounds ago. All the same, it's obviously not going now, and it seems that Achtung Baby is favourite to win the whole thing.

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2009, 12:52:08 PM »
sorry pop is not in the same league as the three others !!! old skool rules ;D ;D

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2009, 12:57:51 PM »
Pop, I dont understand the fans that vote for UF, JT and AB!!!!

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2009, 01:38:08 PM »
I am going to quote Joe from a while back "How many more times do I have to vote for Pop to get it removed from this list?"  :P

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2009, 01:46:08 PM »
The Unforgettable Fire. It's a great album and I'm glad it made it this far, but there is no way I'm choosing any of the other 3.

Pop 'til the end!  8)

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2009, 02:00:55 PM »
Pop has to go this time. Now it is a real battle for those of us old timers! UF, JT and AB - it all comes down to those three.
UF and JT are my favorites that I dont know how I will choose between.

The Unforgettable Fire has Bad on it and that has to amount to something when you compare it to Pop. Which is also great - dont get me wrong. But UF, JT, AB are the holy trinity of greatness from U2.

After this round it will be like choosing which of my children I want to keep! UF and JT were around before my children so its a good thing I dont have to choose between a  U2 album and teens!  ;)

bye, bye Pop

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2009, 02:27:40 PM »
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OK it's time to sing POP goes the weasel! ;D ;D ;D ;D  I really don't hate Pop but it is time to go now. We have to leave room for the big boys! ;)  AB & JT!

I said "Pop goes the weasel" first!

You did Nielsen? When and where? I honestly didn't see it. I just had that in my head when I voted. Sorry!

I said it in Round 7 of this Battle of the Masterpieces  ;D
Reason why I don't like Pop? Because it is so damn twisted (in a good way) that it shocked me. To the point where I am scared to go back to that album  :P

Maybe when I'm a bit older perhaps?