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Worst song or least favourite from No line on the Horizon

No Line
0 (0%)
Magnificent
2 (2.5%)
Moment of
3 (3.8%)
Unknown Caller
11 (13.9%)
Crazy Tonight
12 (15.2%)
Boots
15 (19%)
Stand up Comedy
12 (15.2%)
FEZ
7 (8.9%)
White as Snow
4 (5.1%)
Breathe
1 (1.3%)
Cedars of Lebanon
12 (15.2%)

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Re: Worst Song
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2009, 01:10:47 PM »
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Probably boots. I still don't dislike, in fact it's growing on me. It's feels a little disposable though.

Exactly my thoughts

I second (or is it 'third' now) these comments!

Like it more than I used to, just not enough to save it from my vote.

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Re: Worst Song
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2009, 02:07:56 PM »
It was a tough choice between Moment of Surrender and I'll Go Crazy.

It's cool how the graph of the results shows a nice bell curve, except for Cedars of Lebanon.

Boots isn't bad, just disposable.

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Re: Worst Song
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2009, 02:27:51 PM »
ill go crazy if i hear crazy tonight again :o

ill be going to the bar when this gets played live.

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Re: Worst Song
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2009, 03:45:23 PM »
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I surprised Unknown Caller hasn't got a vote after the abuse its being getting on this forum

It's early in the voting yet. I voted Boots, but it's highly relative. It just means I'm most likely to skip Boots because I want to hear Stand Up or Breathe before I need to do something else.

I think Unknown Caller is a barometer of sorts. I'd like to see a correlation between loving that song and loving the album versus hating the song and disliking or being lukewarm to the album. Maybe there isn't a strong one (or one that's stronger than the correlation for other songs) but I happen to see it as the emotional and creative high-point of the album. I can understand that if UC is a turn-off, then the album would be lacking something.

I dislike Unknown Caller, but pretty much love the album as a whole.

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Re: Worst Song
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2009, 06:20:18 AM »
Unknown Caller is a decent track how people can say it is awful is beyond me
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Re: Worst Song
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2009, 12:58:05 PM »
I gave it a honest try or tries but Cedars of Lebanon would be my pick for worst song on NLOTH.

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Re: Worst Song
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2009, 07:00:44 PM »
Went with Cedars, but that hardly makes it a bad song. I love this album! I like HTAAB and ATYCLB too, but I'm pleased as punch that they didn't make a part 3. I also like Pop alot too. There isn't much of this band's music that I genuinely dislike, and I've learned to appreciate the change and variety. Good thing too, or I probably wouldn't have been a fan past Joshua Tree (my first album of theirs when I was 4 years old). NLOTH plays stronger as an album for me than a bunch of random potential singles. Each song flows into the next pretty nicely, while some (like Magnificent and Breathe) are just U2 gold.

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Re: Worst Song
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2009, 03:33:30 AM »
Wow, there's someone here who voted for "Magnificent" as the worst song?   :o

I've grown to enjoy "Crazy Tonight" and "Stand Up Comedy", so now the only song that does nothing for me is "Boots".

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Re: Worst Song
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2009, 03:36:46 AM »
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Wow, there's someone here who voted for "Magnificent" as the worst song?   :o

I've grown to enjoy "Crazy Tonight" and "Stand Up Comedy", so now the only song that does nothing for me is "Boots".

Yeah, that's strange. Magnificent is a really good song even though I'm not a massive fan of the album

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Re: Worst Song
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2009, 04:33:11 AM »
Ok, I'll just come out and say it.

I voted for Magnificent. I can't stand it. I can withstand Boots, Moment of Surrender, Cedars, and White as Snow. I can listen to them. But I simply cannot listen to this song, much less get into it. It's not often I hate a U2 song, but Magnificent just gets on my nerves.

*retreats before first rotten tomato is lobbed*

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Re: Worst Song
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2009, 04:42:51 AM »
I think we agree, that a mere rotten tomatoe will not suffice, thus we shall communally engage into pursuit with flaming torches and pitchforks.

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Re: Worst Song
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2009, 04:48:49 AM »
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I think we agree, that a mere rotten tomatoe will not suffice, thus we shall communally engage into pursuit with flaming torches and pitchforks.

*sigh*

Yes, I suppose so. :-\

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Re: Worst Song
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2009, 05:47:02 AM »
Fine:-)

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Re: Worst Song
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2009, 04:27:57 PM »
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Looking at the voting, it was pretty stupid for U2 to release boots as first single

Yeah I agree. They should have done Magnificent. My least favorite was Cedars of Lebanon.

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Re: Worst Song
« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2009, 10:52:35 AM »
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I'm surprised Unknown Caller hasn't got a vote after the abuse its being getting on this forum
Unknown caller gets my vote..IMO its appalling >:( ;D