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Re: Name something you don't like about a good song.
« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2015, 06:34:12 PM »
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The repeated distorted guitar notes in Love Is Blindness, from 2:34-2:44. The rhythm of it is so frustratingly OFF, and it really takes me out of the song.
Is that when the solo ends?

Yes, right before and during when Bono starts the "love is drowning in a deep well..." line.

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Re: Name something you don't like about a good song.
« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2015, 12:39:29 PM »
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Kite is a favorite of mine.  Amazing song.  But I absolutely hate the ending lyrics, they just do not belong in the song.  Drives me crazy.

The last of the rock stars
When hip hop drove the big cars
In the time when new media
Was the big idea
That was the big idea

THIS (x1000).  In fact, I'd take back all my prior comments just to have the end of Kite replaced with better lyrics.  I'm almost always in tears by the end, and then hip hop cars comes on and I'm always like "wtf"?
Co-sign! This is what I was going to write before I saw it already mentioned.

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Re: Name something you don't like about a good song.
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2015, 12:46:34 PM »
Winter being left off NLOTH

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Re: Name something you don't like about a good song.
« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2015, 02:32:51 PM »
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Winter being left off NLOTH
Agree with this. Could've replaced SUC.

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Re: Name something you don't like about a good song.
« Reply #34 on: June 30, 2015, 04:03:45 PM »
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Winter being left off NLOTH
Agree with this. Could've replaced SUC.

Emphatically disagree.  Stand Up Comedy is a great song and one of the best on that album.  If you want to replace something get rid of that crooning monstrosity of electrical bird noises and computer download imagery.

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Re: Name something you don't like about a good song.
« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2015, 07:12:23 PM »
"Then she put her tongue in my ear..."  :P


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Re: Name something you don't like about a good song.
« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2015, 09:12:14 PM »
The yeah yeah yeah part of SFS sounds too poppy

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« Reply #37 on: June 30, 2015, 09:59:48 PM »
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The yeah yeah yeah part of SFS sounds too poppy
To be fair, SFS is a pop song.

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Re: Name something you don't like about a good song.
« Reply #38 on: June 30, 2015, 10:22:59 PM »
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The yeah yeah yeah part of SFS sounds too poppy
To be fair, SFS is a pop song.

I'm aware of that but it doesn't have to be. Great lyrics. Maybe overproduced?

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« Reply #39 on: July 01, 2015, 11:40:47 AM »
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The yeah yeah yeah part of SFS sounds too poppy
To be fair, SFS is a pop song.

I'm aware of that but it doesn't have to be. Great lyrics. Maybe overproduced?
In my opinion, it's the most overproduced song on the album.

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Re: Name something you don't like about a good song.
« Reply #40 on: July 01, 2015, 11:48:37 AM »
I guess SFS would have benefited from a little less soft background noise.  Reminds me of Stay and the First Time; both of which are better with just a simple acoustic set up.  Not sure why they keep doing that.  If there is one theme of production and U2 songs since AB it's been an insistence on adding multiple layers of soft background noise.  Stuff like gentle chimes or spinning cymbals or electronica organ music.  It's not all bad.  Some songs I think really benefit from it (MOS and Iris come to mind).  But a few times I feel like the band had a great song then went back and kept remixing it and adding more layers onto it instead of just cutting that process off.  It's kind of like taking issue with a corner of the Sistine Chapel.  But maybe their next album will attempt that a little more. 

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Re: Name something you don't like about a good song.
« Reply #41 on: July 01, 2015, 01:00:22 PM »
Is it just me that thinks Bono says "the VAST of the rock stars" rather than "LAST" on (the outstanding) Kite. Heard somewhere along the way it was sung in one take so guess this could be the reason to leave it in.

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Re: Name something you don't like about a good song.
« Reply #42 on: July 01, 2015, 05:44:04 PM »
The way Walk On fades out on the record.

The live ending from Elevation was FAR superior.

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Re: Name something you don't like about a good song.
« Reply #43 on: July 01, 2015, 06:53:39 PM »
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The way Walk On fades out on the record.

The live ending from Elevation was FAR superior.
I love the added "Hallelujah's." Like from the single version...

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Re: Name something you don't like about a good song.
« Reply #44 on: July 01, 2015, 07:15:46 PM »
Me too