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Title: What Is The Best "Non Single" on NLOTH?
Post by: wrldchamps04 on April 05, 2009, 08:00:47 PM
Can't be...Boots, Magnificent,Crazy or Breathe......so what's the next best/favorite?
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Post by: OneStepCloser on April 05, 2009, 08:12:13 PM
For me its Moment of Surrender. Something about it gets to me
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Post by: luv4u2 on April 05, 2009, 08:14:18 PM
Hmmmm.  Good question!  Right now, I'm going to say Cedars of Lebanon.
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Post by: wrldchamps04 on April 05, 2009, 08:25:46 PM
I'm torn between Moment of Surrender (liked it right away) and Fez..which has really grown on me big time.
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Post by: Chip on April 05, 2009, 09:19:24 PM
"White as Snow," with "Cedars of Lebanon" and "Moment of Surrender" as close runners-up
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Post by: EdgeUK8_my_mind on April 05, 2009, 09:38:28 PM
I'd say MOS.  Even though it is one of my 2 favorites on the album (I vary between MOS and Magnificent in the top spot), I can't imagine it as a single.  You would have to edit out the first minute, cut out a few of the parts between lyrics where it is only the instruments repeating the chord sequence before the next verse, and cut out part of the guitar solo, and it still would be 5:30.  Keep it as it is and keep it off the singles chart.  I also think that the lyrics may not work on top 40 radio.  Looking forward to hearing it live!
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Post by: ForeverDelayed on April 05, 2009, 09:50:25 PM
Definitely MOS. After a month of repeated listenings I'm tempted to say it's my #2 U2 song of all time, right behind "Bad."
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Post by: DrDoom171 on April 06, 2009, 11:57:58 AM
Unknown Caller.

If this question was asked on March 4th, my answer would have been No Line on the Horizon but I've come to love Unknown Caller and NLOTH is static in my mind as a very good song but hasn't grown on me to be a great song worthy of one of U2's best.
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Post by: Boom Cha! on April 06, 2009, 12:06:53 PM
Moment Of Surrender.

One of my favorite vocals from Bono.  8)
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Post by: mediagurrl on April 06, 2009, 12:09:41 PM
No Line On The Horizon... hands down.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 06, 2009, 12:18:49 PM
White as Snow, MOS tied
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Post by: Acrobat19 on April 06, 2009, 12:36:02 PM
Being Born. Just hits you like a ton of bricks, can't wait to see it live
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Post by: ABloodRedSky on April 06, 2009, 12:36:49 PM
NLOTH and Fez-Being born tied =)
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Post by: rubicon on April 06, 2009, 12:52:40 PM
Tie between Unknown Caller and FEZ-Being Born.  I'll never understand the consternation about UC.  It seems that often times, people want U2 to do different things, but things that are not, well, TOO terribly different, or else they (the listeners) get confused, embarrassed, etc!  For me, the chorus of UC couldn't be any other way, given the mood and feel of the music and the setting and context of the lyric.  I listen to it repeatedly on my daily long walks, and the chorus gives me chills.  This song is particularly effective @ the start of the "Linear" movie.  I think it's truly a modern hymn, as is much of the album. 

As for FEZ--Being Born, I love how "inherently" cinematic that song is--actually to the point where I don't like it as much in the context of "Linear".  When I hear "Being Born", I get such a vivid image of moving through hills with whitewashed stucco buildings, or a kind of bright, Mediterranean landscape.  Edge is at his minimalist best as the song reached its crescendo--just plucking a few almost off-hand notes, but they are perfectly placed, and completely transcendent.  Indeed, I am disppointed in the visuals Anton Corbjin (sp?) used in the "Linear" movie for this track, but I think that's only because I have such a precise personal mental image when I hear it!
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on April 06, 2009, 01:55:04 PM
Stand up comedy!  ;D
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Post by: liewerizon on April 06, 2009, 02:10:10 PM
Moment Of Surrender /White As Snow
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Post by: lunch on April 06, 2009, 02:10:28 PM
Being Born - Glad to see a bunch of others agree.  That song didn't jump out at me the first couple of listens but it has been shooting up my personal non-scientific U2 charts.  Fingers crossed that this one is played live.
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Post by: drummer120 on April 06, 2009, 03:01:05 PM
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Stand up comedy!  ;D

Hear hear. :)  8)
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Post by: rubicon on April 06, 2009, 03:06:45 PM
I'm a big fan of "Stand Up Comedy" as well; that's the kind of riffage I grew up on!  :)
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Post by: chaseme65 on April 06, 2009, 07:43:46 PM
Fez - Being Born
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Post by: Bundang Dave on April 06, 2009, 08:45:26 PM
Tough call between Moment of Surrender and No Line. And then Cedars, Fez-BB, and White as Snow are no slouches either. Aside from Boots, none of the other singles are as strong as the non-singles for me.
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Post by: Gravy11 on April 06, 2009, 11:16:21 PM
Unknown Freakin Caller. *runs and hides in bunker*
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Post by: Zoonationalist on April 06, 2009, 11:49:53 PM
Unknown Caller/Moment of Surrender.

Two of the best U2 songs of all time, in my opinion.
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Post by: Anthony02 on April 07, 2009, 01:24:58 AM
Unknown, No Line, and Moment are all good tracks. But if I have to go with one? Its Unknown right now.
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Post by: Anthony02 on April 07, 2009, 01:36:17 AM
Forgot to throw Fez- Being Born in there. It hit me hard the first time I heard it. This thread isnt fair! :)  Im also glad to see some positive comments on Unknown. I still dont understand why that track is getting so much hate.
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Post by: Gravy11 on April 07, 2009, 09:11:42 AM
Ridiculous right? People put it on the same if not worse pedestal as Babyface...