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Title: First Single Poll
Post by: WhenIsSOE on September 06, 2017, 11:53:08 AM
How does The Best Thing stack up to The Miracle and Get On Your Boots?
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: Spacejunk69 on September 06, 2017, 11:58:35 AM
Is it a great song, no. Its enjoyable. Boots and The Miracle are just impossible to listen too, and terrible (my opinion)

Best Thing gets my vote here.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: javier68 on September 06, 2017, 12:11:47 PM
too early to tell ...... I ended up liking the Miracle once I heard the live version.
While I do like the the bass and drum - the songs "seems" forgettable and by that I mean it lacks a build up and variation - it launches with a sound that does not change much.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: WhenIsSOE on September 06, 2017, 12:13:13 PM
I kind of meant the studio version. Comparing 2 live versions doesn't seem fair, as The Best Thing hasn't been played live yet.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: ShankAsu on September 06, 2017, 12:18:02 PM
kind of too early, i agree, but i didn't like the Miracle or Boots, so it might be an easy choice all the same.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: AchtungPop on September 06, 2017, 12:25:00 PM
Best Thing.

Although I feel Miracle is underrated, and was the perfect song to kick off the I&E concerts. Loved it live.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: ciaz on September 06, 2017, 12:30:59 PM
Easily Miracle.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: Poncke on September 06, 2017, 12:32:07 PM
This is 200% better than any song on the previous album. Looking forward to the full album Songs of Experience. #U2 #livelongfan #NowPlaying
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: kango on September 06, 2017, 12:36:34 PM
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This is 200% better than any song on the previous album. Looking forward to the full album Songs of Experience. #U2 #livelongfan #NowPlaying

It's decent and I put it above the others in this poll. but better than SLABT, RBW, EBW, TIWYCRMN...? Not for me.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: THRILLHO on September 06, 2017, 12:39:32 PM
this was AWFUL. i seriously will rank this Atyclb-light b.s. dead last. Miracle.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: Spacejunk69 on September 06, 2017, 12:44:27 PM
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this was AWFUL. i seriously will rank this Atyclb-light b.s. dead last. Miracle.

I cant really comment on this as I find ATYCLB a little hard for me describe. Terrible? No. Bad? Yes. Great? No. Ok? I guess.

HTDAAB - I do not like one single song on this album - possibly Vertigo as live on the Vertigo tour it was fun to watch. The rest - just awful.

NLOTH - I LOVE Cedars, Fez and MOS - the rest. Not so good.

SOI - SLABT and TIWYCRMN - great songs, the rest, meh.

The three songs Ive heard so far from SOE are not bad. Not great, but not bad either. Better than anything of Bomb, and most of the last two albums.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: zoo adam on September 06, 2017, 12:44:52 PM
Easily the Miracle. Which was a good choice as album starter & lead single.

Wasn't Boots voted worst U2 song on here ? The Best Thing has just been released & got a similar reaction to when Boots was released.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: U2_One on September 06, 2017, 12:45:15 PM
1) The Miracle
2) The Best Thing
3) Get On Your Boots

The Best Thing is closer to The Miracle than Boots, but I don't dislike GOYB.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: THRILLHO on September 06, 2017, 12:45:22 PM
wow yea i think TBT is the worst song they've released as a single maybe ever.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: Spacejunk69 on September 06, 2017, 12:46:28 PM
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wow yea i think TBT is the worst song they've released as a single maybe ever.

The cover art is great though. Pity.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: WhenIsSOE on September 06, 2017, 12:46:57 PM
Just had to fix a spelling error in the poll question.  ::)
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: kango on September 06, 2017, 12:55:25 PM
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wow yea i think TBT is the worst song they've released as a single maybe ever.

No this is their best lead single since A Day Without Me. Been a while but the lads are once more in good form.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: WhenIsSOE on September 06, 2017, 12:56:56 PM
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wow yea i think TBT is the worst song they've released as a single maybe ever.

No this is their best lead single since A Day Without Me. Been a while but the lads are once more in good form.
Are you saying you.... actually like A Day Without Me or that this song is they're best lead single ever?
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: Yaro on September 06, 2017, 01:05:55 PM
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wow yea i think TBT is the worst song they've released as a single maybe ever.

No this is their best lead single since A Day Without Me. Been a while but the lads are once more in good form.

Man, you 've been around if you can remember the release of A Day without Me as  single ( from Boy , 1979 or 80 ?? ) Anyway we all got our opinions & differences..I dont think this is better then Beautiful Day/ single..but again,one man's garbage is other man's treasure..
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: Rasmus on September 06, 2017, 01:06:10 PM
The Miracle. Then TBT. Then Boots.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: kango on September 06, 2017, 01:11:22 PM
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wow yea i think TBT is the worst song they've released as a single maybe ever.

No this is their best lead single since A Day Without Me. Been a while but the lads are once more in good form.
Are you saying you.... actually like A Day Without Me or that this song is they're best lead single ever?

Sorry my comment was meant quite tongue in cheek. But I do love A Day Without Me.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: lucas.homem on September 06, 2017, 01:13:52 PM
GOYB wasn't a good choice for single, but I always thought that song was at least okay... so it's between Boots and Best Thing here. None of them is fantastic though.

Miracle is the worst, in my opinion... as a song and as a single in 2014.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: Poncke on September 06, 2017, 01:40:35 PM
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this was AWFUL. i seriously will rank this Atyclb-light b.s. dead last. Miracle.


Wow. Ok then. ATYCLB is miles better than the tripe that is SOI
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: MEMORY_MAN on September 06, 2017, 01:42:15 PM
I think this is a great lead off single.  Reminds me personally of a Beatles type of single.  I don't understand the dislike.  I hear a hit.  Too much over thinking and analyzing ruins songs.  I think one has to listen with the heart over the mind to appreciate this tune. 
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: WhenIsSOE on September 06, 2017, 01:44:49 PM
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this was AWFUL. i seriously will rank this Atyclb-light b.s. dead last. Miracle.
You mean you like The Miracle, or it's a miracle?
Also, did you mean to say: "ATYCLB-lite"?
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on September 06, 2017, 04:10:14 PM
I surprisingly went with Boots... it's bad, but at least a respectable effort.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: hollywoodswag on September 06, 2017, 08:37:13 PM
Boots for me. I like that song more and more with every listen. It sounds like the backing track of a monster truck rally commercial. It's goofy in all the right ways. I really enjoy it.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: Argo on September 06, 2017, 08:55:56 PM
I went with Miracle but it is pretty close between all 3. All are very poor first singles and there are certainly far better songs from all 3 albums.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: lazyboy on September 07, 2017, 04:43:26 AM
This is a great way to put it into perspective. I think in first single terms, Best Thing is by far and away the best of the 3. Miracle is absolute pants IMO. By far the weakest single U2 have ever released. Bit of a cringe. Boots is a mess, but one I do enjoy. Best Thing is not in any way one of their better songs, but it beats those 2 hands down.

A reality check for those people losing their minds on here about the quality of the song.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: The Exile on September 07, 2017, 07:51:38 AM
It's not really a fair poll since we're comparing a song that's 24 hours old to tracks that are 3 and 8 years old respectively. Give fans a chance to get used to TBT and then see what people think. 
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: lazyboy on September 07, 2017, 07:53:50 AM
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It's not really a fair poll since we're comparing a song that's 24 hours old to tracks that are 3 and 8 years old respectively. Give fans a chance to get used to TBT and then see what people think.

If anything it's unfair to TBT. The fact it's comfortably beating Miracle is telling IMO.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: The Exile on September 07, 2017, 07:56:41 AM
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It's not really a fair poll since we're comparing a song that's 24 hours old to tracks that are 3 and 8 years old respectively. Give fans a chance to get used to TBT and then see what people think.

If anything it's unfair to TBT. The fact it's comfortably beating Miracle is telling IMO.

In my experience most of us are excited enough for new material that we overrate it at first.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: Marwood on September 07, 2017, 08:03:18 AM
Not too keen on any of them, to be honest, I've gone for Boots because its the only one that I can remember the melody/chorus off the top of my head.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: aviastar on September 07, 2017, 08:10:04 AM
Miracle is a birdie, YTBTAM is par, Boots is a double bogey.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: lazyboy on September 07, 2017, 08:17:57 AM
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It's not really a fair poll since we're comparing a song that's 24 hours old to tracks that are 3 and 8 years old respectively. Give fans a chance to get used to TBT and then see what people think.

If anything it's unfair to TBT. The fact it's comfortably beating Miracle is telling IMO.

In my experience most of us are excited enough for new material that we overrate it at first.

Fair enough, at the end of the day it's a throwaway poll. From the other thread you'd swear U2 had just released 11 songs like ABOY as a follow up to last year's Achtung Baby.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: Scarlet2016 on September 07, 2017, 08:20:24 AM
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Miracle is a birdie, YTBTAM is par, Boots is a double bogey.

Boots is an NR
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: aviastar on September 07, 2017, 08:28:36 AM
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Miracle is a birdie, YTBTAM is par, Boots is a double bogey.

Boots is an NR

They salvaged Boots with a remix and some good live versions out there.  So it's not a complete failure IMO.  Bad by U2 standards, yes...but other bands have released far worse.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: Smee on September 07, 2017, 08:59:59 AM
The Best Thing certainly continues the trend of Sub Standard u2 songs as lead single, but, its less offensive to my ears than the other two songs mentioned
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: sulphur76 on September 07, 2017, 09:08:32 AM
This is like asking if you'd rather be buried alive, burned to death, or drowned. All answers are contextual.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: Neil Young, man! on September 07, 2017, 09:10:14 AM
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Is it a great song, no. Its enjoyable. Boots and The Miracle are just impossible to listen too, and terrible (my opinion)

Best Thing gets my vote here.
spot on in my book
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: hollywoodswag on September 07, 2017, 12:43:29 PM
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This is like asking if you'd rather be buried alive, burned to death, or drowned. All answers are contextual.
Drowned, obviously. It doesn't take as long.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: imedi on September 07, 2017, 01:54:31 PM
to be honest one terrible song (boots) and two average songs in their defence they have wrote some good songs in recent years but these 3 first time sellers were not great
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: 73October on September 07, 2017, 02:33:34 PM
The Best Thing is a great first release and should do well.  But over here it's up against a Nile Rogers remix of the Fantasy by George Michael (from 1987) which was premiered on Thursday morning UK time.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: shineinthesummernight on September 07, 2017, 02:38:32 PM
I prefer the "Miracle".  It's a fan boy song on one level but it also has other levels to it if you pay attention.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: Moser on September 07, 2017, 05:35:32 PM
I remember the term "Dad Rock" being thrown around when Miracle came out. Well, TBT sure does make it seem that way.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: u2dawg on September 07, 2017, 05:43:29 PM
The Best Thing is the first U2 song I've loathed, and wished was just a bad dream.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: Pride on September 07, 2017, 06:56:22 PM
NLOTH is by far my favorite album out of the 21st century, but I'm gonna have to go with Miracle, just by a little. Miracle and GOYB are both miles ahead of YTBTAM in my opinion.
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: WhenIsSOE on September 10, 2017, 04:09:54 PM
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It's not really a fair poll since we're comparing a song that's 24 hours old to tracks that are 3 and 8 years old respectively. Give fans a chance to get used to TBT and then see what people think.

If anything it's unfair to TBT. The fact it's comfortably beating Miracle is telling IMO.
How is it unfair if it's winning?
Title: Re: First Single Poll
Post by: dezmaas on September 11, 2017, 11:32:48 AM
1) The Best Thing (the chorus is such an ear worm)
2) The Miracle
3) Get On Your Boots