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The Best Thing is.....

Great
29 (23.6%)
Good
42 (34.1%)
Okay
29 (23.6%)
Mediocre
13 (10.6%)
Bad
9 (7.3%)
Horrible
1 (0.8%)

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Offline WhenIsSOE

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The Best Thing Reaction Gague
« on: September 06, 2017, 12:30:32 PM »
How do you feel about The Best Thing?



Offline Airuarak

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Re: The Best Thing Reaction Gague
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 01:24:10 PM »
Love it, but not a classic

Offline dayne

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Re: The Best Thing Reaction Gague
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2017, 05:18:26 PM »
It's funny, I'm quite hard on U2 as of late (SoI is by far my least favourite album of theirs) and usually find their radio-friendly, single material the least interesting out of their back catalogue. But I have to say, I love this track and particularly this cut of it. A lesser band would've released the Kygo remix as the official version. U2 chose to actually play their instruments.

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Re: The Best Thing Reaction Gague
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2017, 05:22:56 PM »
after one listen, horrible. i really really do not like it. i'll listen again but i can't see myself liking it.

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Re: The Best Thing Reaction Gague
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2017, 05:44:46 PM »
I wonder what the record is for the amount of threads created on the day of release of a new song.

Jeez.

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Re: The Best Thing Reaction Gague
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2017, 05:47:09 PM »
Bass - great. Adam again shines (as he does so much on The Blackout)
The verses - good, with some melody
The chorus - bad, makes the song nearly unlistenable to me now after about 20 tries today.

Bono's voice is just too loud and FAR to high register. Awful. He ruins the song.

Sorry.

monopoly

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Re: The Best Thing Reaction Gague
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2017, 05:54:55 PM »
I don't want a whole album of it. But it's an OKAY song

Offline MysteriousFly

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Re: The Best Thing Reaction Gague
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2017, 06:56:11 PM »
Yeah I'd say its an okay song. Of the new songs, I find this one to be the weakest so far though its not totally bad. It has the poppy sensibility of Walk On I think.   

Offline Moser

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Re: The Best Thing Reaction Gague
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2017, 08:31:05 PM »
It's a good song. Reminds me of Desire off Rattle and Hum (not musically) as it's a fun single and upbeat -- probably not the best song on the LP, but it sure does get you moving.

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Re: The Best Thing Reaction Gague
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2017, 08:55:52 AM »
Not the kind of u2 song i would choose to listen to. Likely an album skipper for me

Offline superdragtn

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Re: The Best Thing Reaction Gague
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2017, 09:55:18 AM »
I love it.  It's accessible but has subtle depth that comes out with repeated listens.

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Re: The Best Thing Reaction Gague
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2017, 10:26:25 AM »
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I wonder what the record is for the amount of threads created on the day of release of a new song.

Jeez.

Especially threads with non-words in the title!  ;D

Offline Jdelbove

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Re: The Best Thing Reaction Gague
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2017, 10:41:54 AM »
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Bass - great. Adam again shines (as he does so much on The Blackout)
The verses - good, with some melody
The chorus - bad, makes the song nearly unlistenable to me now after about 20 tries today.

Bono's voice is just too loud and FAR to high register. Awful. He ruins the song.

Sorry.

I agree that his vocals are mixed to high in context to the music but he sounds good to my ears.  I don't get all the hate regarding his voice on here.  Sure I love his lower register and wish he would start using it more (if he can) but his vocals are good.  I don't know how anyone can say they are actually bad. 

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Re: The Best Thing Reaction Gague
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2017, 10:49:41 AM »
I love it!  Do you mean gauge?

U2_One

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Re: The Best Thing Reaction Gague
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2017, 12:50:50 PM »
Like it least of the three SOE tracks we've heard, but it's still good. Waiting to hear any live performances of it (Fallon, this or next tour) and alongside the rest of SOE when released.