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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 JuniorEmblem

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U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« on: February 13, 2009, 08:40:10 AM »
So, War is over.

Not unexpected (by me anyway), and it's too bad because no album from here on in really deserves to go.

I'm as big a Pop defender as anyone, it was aggressive, imaginative, dense and dark. Adam took bass lessons between Zooropa and Pop, and it showed. Adam's best work in years, maybe ever. Larry went to music school in between Zooropa and Pop, and it showed. Larry's best work in years. Bono's lyrics here for the most part are excellent, he hasn't come close to this level since. Edge added some some new ingredients to his repertoire. I know some people lament there's not enough "signature sound" but you know what, "signature sound" gets old. If I'm going to a restaurant I don't want the same sauce on every single dish.

Despite the sprinklings of dance/techno-trip-hop whatever you want to call it, it was all window dressing.

Folks, Pop was a ROCK album through and through. Borderline hard rock in some places like Mofo.

Having said all that, for me it's a "near masterpiece", despite it's consistently high quality throughout (i.e, no filler like 4th of July or Elvis Presley and America) there is no one absolutely standout track that screams "classic" to me, some are close (Mofo, Please, Gone) but not quite.

UF on the other hand has 2 songs in my all time fave Top 5 U2 songs (ASOH and Bad), and has some great other songs too. I actually like Wire, Promendade, Uf and ISS a lot. So despite it's short length and filler, I'm going to have to keep it over Pop.

 



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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2009, 08:53:00 AM »
Sorry, Joshua Tree. :-\

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2009, 08:55:53 AM »
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!

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2009, 09:07:35 AM »
this has to come down to achtung baby and josh tree, if one of those 2 gets voted off now it would be an upset

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2009, 09:12:27 AM »
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?

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2009, 09:15:47 AM »
I'm helping chop down the Joshua Tree.

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2009, 09:16:22 AM »
Sorry UF (and in particular Bad & A Sort Of Homecoming  :'() Love ya but gotta' leave ya.

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2009, 09:17:38 AM »
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Sorry UF (and in particular Bad & A Sort Of Homecoming  :'() Love ya but gotta' leave ya.

2 words.......


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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2009, 09:24:53 AM »
Lots of people liking Achtung Baby!  :o I'm one of them. :P

The Unforgetable Fire as an album never grew onto me, so  I choose that one. Although there are some great songs in it. Only like Bad and Pride.

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2009, 09:27:32 AM »
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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!

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2009, 09:38:01 AM »
Has to be Pop to go - Unforgettable Fire for me set up what is now history....
« Last Edit: February 13, 2009, 09:42:45 AM by singnomore »

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2009, 09:40:55 AM »
Have to say TUF aswell. Sounds too dated, despite Pride and Bad being classics.

Please JuniorEmblem don't give me a torrent of abuse for having an opinion

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2009, 09:44:06 AM »
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Sorry UF (and in particular Bad & A Sort Of Homecoming  :'() Love ya but gotta' leave ya.

2 words.......



Whatever  ;) This is going to be the most interesting, and closest round Junior (except the last one of course)

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2009, 09:52:11 AM »
Pop may be good but it doesn't the greatest song ever written in the history of music , so sorry Popsters......

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Re: U2 Album Survivor game : Round 8
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2009, 09:55:56 AM »
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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!