Rate a Song: LANDLADY

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Rate a Song: LANDLADY
« on: February 01, 2018, 08:36:25 AM »
I've said it before, but I think this song is Bono's greatest tribute ever to Ali. Ever. "When I was broke, it was you who always paid the rent." I believe he's saying that Ali was always there for him...no matter what. And that "no matter what" probably covers an awful lot of heavy ground.
I love Edge's subtle guitar work on this song (even though I really miss his big guitar sound in most of the songs on SOE). The subtlety works well on this song.
Believe it or not, I'm giving this song a 10.


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Zeropartii

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Re: Rate a Song: LANDLADY
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 08:53:41 AM »
One of the best romantic u2 songs.  Well-crafted, lovely, mature . . . doesn't get too many repeat plays from simply because it is not in my favorite genre of U2 songs.  But excellent nonetheless.  An effortless track. Nothing contrived

8

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Re: Rate a Song: LANDLADY
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 09:02:49 AM »
A nice song. But a bit boring musically seen. Could have been better. Voted a 6, maybe a bit too low because of the idea of the song
See through in the sunlight

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Re: Rate a Song: LANDLADY
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 09:10:25 AM »
7

It's beautiful. Just don't like the title. It almost is great.
I saw Gloria live. Even if I never see the band live again, at least I saw Gloria live. :)

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Re: Rate a Song: LANDLADY
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2018, 09:43:12 AM »
8

This has been one of the biggest growers on the album for me. Lyrically it's sweet and I love the understated arrangement. It makes me think of my wife so maybe I'm just sentimental. ;)

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Re: Rate a Song: LANDLADY
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2018, 09:45:35 AM »
8. One of the highlights from SOE

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Re: Rate a Song: LANDLADY
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2018, 09:55:51 AM »
8

This has been one of the biggest growers on the album for me. Lyrically it's sweet and I love the understated arrangement. It makes me think of my wife so maybe I'm just sentimental. ;)
awwwwwwwwwwwww

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Re: Rate a Song: LANDLADY
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2018, 10:00:57 AM »
Cloying, bordering on cringey and sonically dull.

2.

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Re: Rate a Song: LANDLADY
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2018, 10:06:25 AM »
I love the last 1 minute 20 or so, where it goes a bit Bon Iver. Up til then it grates badly on me though. Not quite GOOYOW bad but it's not great at all!

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Re: Rate a Song: LANDLADY
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2018, 10:11:01 AM »
A solid 7.  I like it more than some 'classic' U2 songs such as Pride, SBS and Streets. 

A better ballad than TLTTGYA IMO.



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Re: Rate a Song: LANDLADY
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2018, 10:13:08 AM »
One of the best romantic u2 songs.  Well-crafted, lovely, mature . . . doesn't get too many repeat plays from simply because it is not in my favorite genre of U2 songs.  But excellent nonetheless.  An effortless track. Nothing contrived

8

Ali was there for the Futon.  I'm not going to say the rest of the Bill Burr joke.





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Re: Rate a Song: LANDLADY
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2018, 11:48:38 AM »
One of the best romantic u2 songs.  Well-crafted, lovely, mature . . . doesn't get too many repeat plays from simply because it is not in my favorite genre of U2 songs.  But excellent nonetheless.  An effortless track. Nothing contrived

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Ali was there for the Futon.  I'm not going to say the rest of the Bill Burr joke.
"Ali was there for the futon"
Hysterical!
Hey, hey, sha la la

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Re: Rate a Song: LANDLADY
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2018, 02:51:35 PM »
One of the best romantic u2 songs.  Well-crafted, lovely, mature . . . doesn't get too many repeat plays from simply because it is not in my favorite genre of U2 songs.  But excellent nonetheless.  An effortless track. Nothing contrived

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Ali was there for the Futon.  I'm not going to say the rest of the Bill Burr joke.

Unexpected Bill Burr Reference !!! FTW


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Re: Rate a Song: LANDLADY
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2018, 10:52:59 PM »
Slightly below average U2 song. 4.

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Re: Rate a Song: LANDLADY
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2018, 01:37:46 PM »
7 Oddly, I almost find it to be TOO personal
The music will provide the light you cannot resist