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Which songs do you prefer?  (Vote for 2 songs)

Tomorrow
Walk On
Van Diemen's Land
Even Better Than the Real Thing
Wire
Another Time, Another Place
Lemon
October
Window in the Skies

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2012, 10:43:08 PM »
How can a song as bland as EBTTRT be beating the brilliance that is Lemon?

I think people are just voting for it because it's on Achtung Baby.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2012, 10:56:45 PM »
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How can a song as bland as EBTTRT be beating the brilliance that is Lemon?

I think people are just voting for it because it's on Achtung Baby.

It's not bland. Granted it isn't anywhere near being the strongest song on Achtung Baby.

But I do agree that Lemon should be winning.

Wire should have more votes too, its such a powerful song with contributions from all sides.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2012, 11:13:04 PM »
EBTTRT has a VERY flat vocal except for the "take me higher" bridge. It also doesn't exactly have the most compelling lyrics in the world. I consider it one of U2's overall lesser songs, even though it was quite the exciting opening song on 360.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2012, 06:44:49 AM »
1. Lemon
2. Wire

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2012, 08:40:59 AM »
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EBTTRT has a VERY flat vocal except for the "take me higher" bridge. It also doesn't exactly have the most compelling lyrics in the world. I consider it one of U2's overall lesser songs, even though it was quite the exciting opening song on 360.

Record-wise it is.

I think it happened to be one of the songs that just translates better live.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2012, 08:45:36 AM »
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EBTTRT has a VERY flat vocal except for the "take me higher" bridge. It also doesn't exactly have the most compelling lyrics in the world. I consider it one of U2's overall lesser songs, even though it was quite the exciting opening song on 360.

Record-wise it is.

I think it happened to be one of the songs that just translates better live.

I think it owes its renaissance to U2 bringing it back on 360, but really its not one of the strongest songs off Achtung and as Droo says, it's nowhere near as epic as Lemon.


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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2012, 08:47:45 AM »
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EBTTRT has a VERY flat vocal except for the "take me higher" bridge. It also doesn't exactly have the most compelling lyrics in the world. I consider it one of U2's overall lesser songs, even though it was quite the exciting opening song on 360.

The music makes that song, and Bono's flat voice just compliments that. I love Lemon, but it's very repetitive.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
« Reply #37 on: February 16, 2012, 08:48:01 AM »
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EBTTRT has a VERY flat vocal except for the "take me higher" bridge. It also doesn't exactly have the most compelling lyrics in the world. I consider it one of U2's overall lesser songs, even though it was quite the exciting opening song on 360.

Record-wise it is.

I think it happened to be one of the songs that just translates better live.

I think it owes its renaissance to U2 bringing it back on 360, but really its not one of the strongest songs off Achtung and as Droo says, it's nowhere near as epic as Lemon.

Well I agree with that, but I wouldn't call it plain "bland."

Listening to some versions from popmart, it isn't bland live.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
« Reply #38 on: February 16, 2012, 08:51:56 AM »
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EBTTRT has a VERY flat vocal except for the "take me higher" bridge. It also doesn't exactly have the most compelling lyrics in the world. I consider it one of U2's overall lesser songs, even though it was quite the exciting opening song on 360.

Record-wise it is.

I think it happened to be one of the songs that just translates better live.

I think it owes its renaissance to U2 bringing it back on 360, but really its not one of the strongest songs off Achtung and as Droo says, it's nowhere near as epic as Lemon.

Well I agree with that, but I wouldn't call it plain "bland."

Listening to some versions from popmart, it isn't bland live.

Oh it's definitely not bland.  Nothing off AB is bland, although So Cruel comes the closest to being.

I have always and will probably always prefer the Zoo TV version of Real Thing.

 

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
« Reply #39 on: February 16, 2012, 08:53:28 AM »
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I love Lemon, but it's very repetitive.

Lemon is a MOS, Bad, So Cruel kind of song.


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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
« Reply #40 on: February 16, 2012, 09:03:02 AM »
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EBTTRT has a VERY flat vocal except for the "take me higher" bridge. It also doesn't exactly have the most compelling lyrics in the world. I consider it one of U2's overall lesser songs, even though it was quite the exciting opening song on 360.

Record-wise it is.

I think it happened to be one of the songs that just translates better live.

I think it owes its renaissance to U2 bringing it back on 360, but really its not one of the strongest songs off Achtung and as Droo says, it's nowhere near as epic as Lemon.

Well I agree with that, but I wouldn't call it plain "bland."

Listening to some versions from popmart, it isn't bland live.

Oh it's definitely not bland.  Nothing off AB is bland, although So Cruel comes the closest to being.

I have always and will probably always prefer the Zoo TV version of Real Thing.

I only like popmart best because it sounded stronger there. And the whole consumerism and pop culture theme fit even better with the song than Zoo Tv did.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
« Reply #41 on: February 16, 2012, 09:07:37 AM »
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EBTTRT has a VERY flat vocal except for the "take me higher" bridge. It also doesn't exactly have the most compelling lyrics in the world. I consider it one of U2's overall lesser songs, even though it was quite the exciting opening song on 360.

Record-wise it is.

I think it happened to be one of the songs that just translates better live.

I think it owes its renaissance to U2 bringing it back on 360, but really its not one of the strongest songs off Achtung and as Droo says, it's nowhere near as epic as Lemon.

Well I agree with that, but I wouldn't call it plain "bland."

Listening to some versions from popmart, it isn't bland live.

Oh it's definitely not bland.  Nothing off AB is bland, although So Cruel comes the closest to being.

I have always and will probably always prefer the Zoo TV version of Real Thing.

I only like popmart best because it sounded stronger there. And the whole consumerism and pop culture theme fit even better with the song than Zoo Tv did.

I really like the Sarajevo version of Real Thing for the obvious reason.

 

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
« Reply #42 on: February 16, 2012, 01:48:55 PM »
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How can a song as bland as EBTTRT be beating the brilliance that is Lemon?

I think people are just voting for it because it's on Achtung Baby.

EBTTRT is a unique rock song and one of the best in the U2 catalogue.

Lemon is certainly different, but I only voted for it because it's better than the alternatives, not because it's remotely close to one of U2's top 50 songs!

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
« Reply #43 on: February 16, 2012, 01:53:08 PM »
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How can a song as bland as EBTTRT be beating the brilliance that is Lemon?

I think people are just voting for it because it's on Achtung Baby.

EBTTRT is a unique rock song and one of the best in the U2 catalogue.

Lemon is certainly different, but I only voted for it because it's better than the alternatives, not because it's remotely close to one of U2's top 50 songs!

I predict Lemon will make it to the final 32, at least.


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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
« Reply #44 on: February 16, 2012, 01:54:22 PM »
Probably, yeah, because sadly you don't allow me to run this contest as a dictator. :P